Does Google use time on page and bounce rate as a signal in rankings?
JOHN MEULLER (Webmaster Analyst from Google):
So these are traditional things that you would track with something like Google Analytics. And we don’t use Google Analytics rankings at all. We don’t use that for Search in general, so that’s something where we wouldn’t tie that in. The one place we do use some kind of user signals is when we’re evaluating algorithms in general–when we’re testing which algorithm is better. And we can look across millions of search results and millions of different sites and say, well, in general, this algorithm is performing better based on the aggregated signals. But on a smaller level, that’s not really easily possible. So to the best of my knowledge, that’s not something that we would do there.