Google Suggests They Use Off-Site Sentiment Analysis For Ranking

Google Sentiment

Gary Illyes from Google was quoted by several SEOs as saying at the State of Search event that Google uses a form of sentiment analysis for search rankings. He said that Google looks at off-site sentiment to find supporting signals about quality of a site. He also said that can mean both positive and negative off-site sentiment. The quotes suggest that this may be taken from social signals as well as other web site mentions. This is not just about links, Gary Illyes said.

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