An updated study from SEMRush reveals what are said to be the top organic search ranking factors in 2017.
For clarification, this differs from the ranking factors study we covered earlier in the week that focused specifically on local search.
Results of this study have been narrowed down to a list of the top 17 ranking factors, many of which are related to on-page engagement.
Direct website visits are said to be the most influential ranking factor in organic search, followed by a number of other user behavior signals.
Here is a the full list of top ranking signals at a glance.
Top 17 Ranking Factors
- Direct website visits
- Time on site
- Pages per session
- Around 3…