Bill Slawski at SEO by the Sea reports that a patent application for Google Blog Search reveals some of the factors that can impact ranking. The two major factors are the relevance of the post, based upon the query used by a searcher, and a blog's quality score, which is independent of the query terms used in the search. Good eye, Bill.
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