View Full Version : The Google Scoring System
05-03-2004, 01:10 PM
I found this on another forum thought it was interesting the way they tried to put together a rating system for the components google uses for our results. I was wondering if you agree, I'm suprised on the rating of Inbound link text and domain name. Does anyone have a similar scoring system they use themselves ?
Inbound link text: 10 points.
title: 10 points
domain name: 7 points
large h1-h2 headings: 5 points
first sentence of first paragraph 5 points
path or filename: 4 points
proximity (multi kws): 4
beginning of a sentence 1.5 points
bold or italic text: 1 points
usage in text: 1 point
title attribute: 1 point
alt tag: .5 point
meta descrip: .5 points
meta keywords: .05 point
05-03-2004, 01:37 PM
One thing I'm confused about is if this thread was talking specifically about the importance of on-page optimization, or if they are stating that their scale shows the ranking components in their entirety. I think it's been pretty well shown that Pagerank can devour almost all - otherwise why would linkmongers go to all the effort and expense of blog spamming?
Personally, I agree with most of the points on that scale. However, I know that domain name has been critical in the past, but lately I've started to think that domain name importance has slipped a bit. (Discussion on that could become a thread on its own). Personally, I would suggest that having well done h1, h2 tags would outweigh the domain name.
05-04-2004, 07:33 PM
what about keyword in the url directory -- would it be consider part of the domain name?
05-04-2004, 07:51 PM
[QUOTE=eCommando]what about keyword in the url directory -- would it be consider part of the domain name?[/QUOTE]
Well page name counts, so I'd think the full URL string keywords are valid.
My page english.htm ranks on some 'english keyword' search with no word english on the page.
05-04-2004, 08:09 PM
Definitely the path would count - that includes the domain. That's the primary reason we've been seeing so many www.here-is-my-keywords-and-everything-else-i-want-to-sell.com domains lately.
05-05-2004, 01:08 AM
I think that although some of those things may have been valid 6 months ago almost all of them are depricated in the new algo alt tags for instance.
Write your page well
Inbound links and outbound links to authorities on your subject
05-05-2004, 09:13 AM
seo guy, are you saying that you don't think that the domain name has any relevency at all anymore?
05-05-2004, 12:35 PM
Hey Sparko, I would really love to know where you found this article and by whom. Like bob says, we could have an open ended debate on so many things here for years.
05-05-2004, 12:57 PM
All the people above me in serps either have the kw in their domain or their page url - I've been adding all sorts of inbound links and moved up but can't shift past these guys.
And, thanks for the seo advice I have received here and elsewhere I believe my on page is pretty much A1
05-07-2004, 03:17 AM
sparko, you have not given points to outbound links and mr seo-guy, i am not agree with you that google is not giving importance to the domain name, as you can see that when you will search "india seo" in google, the web comes on third is indiaseo.com and it is mostly due to that the domain name is indiaseo.com
As for tools to check future PR, i have read one thread as below:-
This tool calculate future PR
05-07-2004, 04:09 AM
I think the original thread was here http://forums.seochat.com/archive/t-246 by Sunny ( not ours or at least I dont think)
When I had a quick search though this sort of scoring system has been talked about quite a lot with quite a bit of variation. I think it's a good place to start when planning a new website, and setting out the fundamentals before all the tweaking begins.
Also can someone whose got a membership to wmw share this article with us cheap skates its called "100 Factors in the Google Search Rankings" I'd really like to have a read of this thread; would be a good debate......
I think this perhaps is an extended version of it....decent reading
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