I just saw this seemingly legitimate post on a developer’s facebook page. There’s nothing surprising about this article confirmed by Google’s Andrey Lipattsev. The three factors to search engine ranking are:
Ok, you say where’s the beef? It’s right there. Write your site’s content with the reader in mind, use lots of keywords that people might search for. Make sure you have plenty of links TO your website. Linking from your site makes you a nice person but does very little for your organic rankings. And RankBrain? There’s a lot to learn… Ask Google.
Here’s the complete article. http://searchengineland.com/now-know-googles-top-three-search-ranking-factors-245882