I know Google loves sites with a lot of traffic (good traffic - visitors that stay for a while on my site).
So my question is:
Does Google know and take into account the direct links traffic also?
For example, if I send someone my site's link and he is visiting the site (let's say from Edge browser), does Google know of this visit and take it into account for my rank?
And if the answer is "no", does it make any difference if the visit was from Chrome? And also does it make any difference if my site is on Google Analytics?