In a recent episode of ‘Ask Googlebot,’ John Mueller, a Search Advocate at Google, explains the company’s stance on scores from third-party SEO tools. Google’s algorithms and assessments matter for search rankings, not third-party scores. The Value Of SEO Tool ScoresWhile Google doesn’t factor in scores from third-party SEO tools, Mueller notes that these scores can provide an overview of how sites perform regarding SEO best practices. In SummaryWhile Google doesn’t use third-party SEO tool scores to determine search rankings, Mueller acknowledges the tools are beneficial. To quote Mueller:“Once again, no, Google does not use scores from third-party SEO tools for search.