2009 SEOMoz Search Ranking Factors Guide Released

If you haven’t taken the time to check it out yet, head immediately over to the Search Engine Ranking Factors Guide released by SEOMoz. The Annual survey of top SEO’s across the globe is a quintessential starting point for privatization of SEO tactics.

Key Quotes from Yours Truly

“If Google only ranked the “tried and true”, their results would be old and outdated. Recency is a valuable asset when links are hard to come by”
On Page Non-Keyword Ranking Factors

“The Link is King. All Hail the Link”
Page Specific Link Popularity Ranking Factors

“Any opportunity you have to tell Google explicitly what region for which your site is designed — do it. Make their job as easy as possible.”
Geo-targeting Factors

“The success of blog reviews as a link building technique indicates that in-context links are valuable. However, it would be incorrect to assume this is due to topical measurements. If this were the case, article syndication would still be viable. It is more likely that a link found within unique content is considered truly editorial.”
Factors Affecting the Value of an External Link

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