Google’s precious Search recipe exposed in huge leak

The alleged leak contradicts some of Google's statements made over the years on Google Search rankings.

Google’s precious Search recipe exposed in huge leak
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  • Many of the ranking factors involved in Google Search’s super-secret algorithm have purportedly leaked.
  • This leak sheds light on how Google Search seemingly operates and which attributes it uses to rank content on the Search Engine Results Page.
  • However, the findings from the leaked document do not align with Google’s statements on these topics over the years.

Before Google jumped in deep with AI Overviews and Search Generative Experience, it banked extremely heavily on serving users search queries through the conventional Google Search results we know. However, a lot goes on behind the scenes in answering such consumer search queries. Google has kept its search engine ranking secret sauce close to its heart and has always instead presented best practices to guide websites. Now, a leak claims to have unraveled the truth behind Google’s highly coveted Search algorithm, and in a lot of ways, it showcases how the company’s guidance doesn’t match what it seemingly checks for.

The news: Google’s Search algorithm has purportedly leaked

SparkToro claims to have accessed more than 2,500 pages of API documentation that originate from Google’s internal “Content API Warehouse.”