In the last year and a half, Google is paying less attention to metrics, links, and key words. Comprehensive nature of content is beginning to play center stage.
While ranking, Google takes into account many factors, but prime priority is given to three of them:
These criteria are important when the query implies getting some detailed data or product comparison. For instance, “best smartphones”.
Comprehensive content is more highly evaluated, when a complicated and multifaceted answer is expected – for example, to the query about gender prejudices in the recruitment process.
But a quick and short answer will suit better to such query as “gender prejudice definition”. Common ranking criteria should be used here. Comprehensive content will be also needless when a navigational answer is expected.