JR Oakes

JR Oakes is the senior director of technical SEO research at Locomotive. He was formerly director of technical SEO at the Adapt Partners agency. He works with clients on a wide range of fronts including technical issues, performance, CTR, crawl-ability, content, and data analysis. JR loves testing, coding, and prototyping solutions to difficult search marketing problems. When he isn’t working, he enjoys reading about emerging technologies, playing bass guitar, watching college basketball, cooking and spending time with his friends and family. He is also one of the co-organizers of the Raleigh SEO Meetup, Raleigh SEO Conference, and RTP SEO Meetup.

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An experiment in trying to predict Google rankings

In late 2015, JR Oakes and his colleagues undertook an experiment to attempt to predict Google ranking for a given webpage using machine learning. What follows are their findings, which they wanted to share with the SEO community.

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