Advanced SEO FAQs
Can we answer your advanced SEO questions? It depends.
This is an ongoing pun in the SEO universe. Ask a question, and without fail, you’ll be hit with “it depends” as an answer. In many ways, it’s true. Everything in SEO depends on Google, and sometimes, their choices are arbitrary. Search engines aren’t perfect, and sometimes things don’t add up. That’s why it really does depend. So, while we can’t always give you concrete answers, we can offer actual estimations based on real evidence.
It depends.— 🐐 John 🐐 (@JohnMu) May 14, 2020
John Mueller is a senior analyst at Google and host of their #AskGoogle video series.
People want concrete answers, but advanced SEO is a science. There are many factors at play, and the standards are constantly changing. It’s all about experimentation, learning, and adapting.
We wish we could give you a more definitive answer to these questions, but it really depends on your unique situation. We know “it depends” isn’t very satisfying, even if it’s true.
There are unlimited possibilities, and unfortunately, Google Analytics tracking doesn’t tell us this sort of information. At least not yet. As Google’s algorithm advances, the SEO industry will advance too. SEO professionals will likely have better answers, but we’ll see—it depends.