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Google Rankings & Ugly or Difficult to Use Sites

Does Google’s algo devalue sites that are ugly or with poor usability?  Are there any direct or indirect links between this and a site’s rankings on Google? We do know that usability and site perception plays a large role in the Google Quality Rater Guidelines.  Raters are specifically asked to look at how easy to use and essentially how nice and trustworthy a site looks.  But these kinds of things are harder to translate into something in the algo, since [...]