Google - There Is More To Rankings Than Just Quality
Gary Illyes from Google said on Twitter "there's more to ranking than just quality." He added a fact, that Google uses "hundreds of signals to offer users the most relevGoogle - There Is More To Rankings Than Just Qualityant piece of content for their query." Sometimes other ranking signals can push a lesser quality page above the higher quality page in the Google search results.
What does this mean? Gary explained "sometimes that means that indeed they get the highest quality, other times it may mean that they get lower quality, but much faster."
In short, he said that Google uses "hundreds of signals" for ranking web pages in search. So it is not just about, is this page the highest quality page - there are many other signals Google uses for rankings