RankBrain is a component of Google’s core algorithm which uses machine learning (the ability of machines to teach themselves from data inputs) to determine the most relevant results to the “intent” behind the search queries, not the search keywords itself. In keywords with ambiguous or multiple meanings such as “apple” as fruit or a computer brand or a newspaper title in Hong Kong, search engines can come up to the most appropriate SERPs to the user.

Here in this article, we share 5 ways to optimize for the Google RankBrain. After all, web page for one keyword may not be as effective as one web page for multiple keywords under the same keyword theme.

There’s no question that good content is one of the most important aspects of SEO in general, or that RankBrain is amplifying the importance of quality content. And it’s true that RankBrain isn’t technically a ranking factor that marketers can check off on a list.

Google announced and unleashed RankBrain, their machine learning ranking program, in 2015 — and digital marketers have been watching carefully ever since. RankBrain was referred to as a “top ranking factor,” which led many to ask how to optimize for RankBrain. However, it’s not really a factor like links or mobile-friendliness.

RankBrain technology is eerily derived from earlier G-350 technology. You may know it better as Google AdWords’ Quality Score. This intelligent AdWords technology never needed external signals (e.g., links) to rank paid search ads for relevance. Soon it will be the same for organic search. The future of SEO isn’t about beating another page based on content length, social metrics, keyword usage, or your number of backlinks. Better organic search visibility will come from beating your competitors with a higher than expected click-through rate.

Google’s own engineers tell me and others they don’t even really understand how it works. Ultimately, the best way to “rank” for RankBrain remains that same boring thing no one wants to hear despite it being true. Have really good, descriptive content.Danny Sullivan, Search Engine Land

You can’t optimize for RankBrain. RankBrain is a deep learning algorithm performing unsupervised learning. It’s creating its own rules.AJ Kohn, Blind Five Year Old

Curated from 5 ways SEO experts say you should optimize for RankBrain – Search Engine Land

 

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