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The two-tiered SERP: Ranking for the most competitive terms

Like it or loathe it, as SEOs we often find ourselves being asked to explain rankings, especially for highly visible head terms - but I’ve noticed in the last few years that for these most competitive terms, the normal rules don’t always apply. In this talk, I’ll dig into whether and how Google is going beyond our normal understanding of ranking factors, and how we need to react.

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