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Google Chrome Data Not Used In Search Ranking Algorithm

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The rumors have been put to rest. Google Chrome data is not used by Google as part of any algorithm for ranking search results. Rumors had been surfacing that clicks in Chrome carried more weight because Google could more accurately measure them. However at SES San Francisco, Matt Cutts gave a solid no answer to the idea of this happening. [URL="http://www.seroundtable.com/google-chrome-search-usage-15618.html"]SERoundTable[/URL] reported that Bill Hartzer personally spoke to Matt Cutts about this issue and posted in WebMasterWorld the following quote:[INDENT]"Here on WebmasterWorld there have been some discussions regarding the data that Google is collecting via their Chrome browser. There have been some rumors and even a recent presentation from a former Googler that said that clicks on links from Google Chrome were more powerful than other links--because Google could measure that those clicks. (I can't find the exact URLs of those threads right now though.)

I personally asked Matt Cutts about the use of Google Chrome data in the the Google organic algorithm.


We can now put this all to rest. Matt told me, in person, that Google's organic algorithm does not use any Google Chrome data. The same goes for the Google Toobar, as well."[/INDENT]

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