Google: Premier Partners Get No Special Treatment To Core Search
This may or may not be obvious but Google Partners have no special access to organic search in Google. They don’t get special treatment, they don’t simply rank better because they are a Google partner. In fact, there is no Google Partner status for organic search. Google Partners are for Google Ads, Analytics, Google Apps, etc but not for search.
Google’s John Mueller had to say so again on Twitter:
A “Google Permier Partners” status only applies to ads, there is NO special insight into Google search at all. The guidelines for this are at https://t.co/zyxUwj0VkB . If businesses use this in a misleading / wrong way, please let us know at https://t.co/kHgVaKfvD1 . https://t.co/nHcn06cv3f
— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) March 22, 2019
He had to call out SEOs claiming otherwise in the past. But the truth is, even within Google, Googlers can make this mistake and have done so.
Either way – here is Google saying again – nope, Google Partners do not apply to core, organic, search.
Forum discussion at Twitter.