Brianjensen7982 commented on the following stories on BizSugar
Sure, any answer box type results you see appear in Google Search are a result of Google gaining a deeper understanding of the contextual meaning of that webpage. Small businesses can utilize this technology to resolve the needs, questions, and pain points of their audience and format the post in a way that may result in an answer box result."
Great question! Google still relies heavily on the link graph to evaluate the reputation and trust of websites. With that being said, it's not a numbers game and quality (authority, relevance) is more important that quantity of backlinks (of course, having both is great). Google deprecated the PageRank toolbar, (although I'm sure PageRank is still used to some degree by Google)to encourage marketers and business owners to place less emphasis on these metrics and to focus more on the visitor experience."
Another good question. I'm not too familiar with DuckDuckGo or the algorithm that it uses to display search results. For Bing/Yahoo quality content, social signals, and quality and number of backlinks all seem to correlate with higher search visibility. "
Hi Kinanti, so it's not so much a numbers game(the websites with the most links wins). Sites with the most relevant, authoritative backlinks and that provide a great user experience are likely to receive more visibility in Google Search. This isn't saying inbound links aren't important, but quality trumps quantity. "
Thanks for the comment and I'm glad the post resonated! Establishing a strong social footprint on Google Plus is going to be an important part of maintaining visibility in Google Search. Have fun exploring and using the analysis tools! "