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  1. That's taking it to the extreme, but i think Google would like to know who produced each bit of content which is out there, eventually. They can do a decent job of this already, linking all social profiles together and whatnot.
  2. Yeah, like i say there's a middle ground with all these things. Never as simple as social signals work, social signals don't work etc etc.
  3. Got some good natural links from authority websites in my niche(s) over the last year, and I link back to them eventually, or already did do anyway as they have stuff that's relevant. As with anything they work if done properly.
  4. And a number of studies done to disprove it. http://searchengineland.com/study-shows-no-clear-evidence-that-google-plus-drives-ranking-171789 Typical that people spend more time trying to prove/disprove stuff to help them gain some kind of authority in SEO circles, than they do talking about and applying the middle ground between their two arguments, which is what works.
  5. Don't mean just setting up authors, I mean setting up "authority" G+ accounts circled by lots of people and then selling content written by them.
  6. The next thing they manage to convince you works better than anything else. Maybe Google + authors.
  7. You don't get good links by sending out crap canned email templates, you need to get in touch with people properly. I wouldn't say the cold calling method is the best way either though. Anyone trying to get links is trying to influence people in some way, or develop relationships for their own ends. Using the phone is one of the most effective ways.
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    Difference Between a Blog Post and an Article

    Not much really, articles can tend to be longer, more informative, and more serious posts moving towards more technical type documents. Blogs can be more light hearted, shorter in length, and less useful other than just for a bit of entertainment. Though there's so much crossover between those two things that it's difficult to separate. They're both part of a bigger picture - a website or a set of documents. I suppose a difference would be that an article can be an offline document too, whereas a blog post is always on the web.
  9. Yeah I'm not sure either. All depends on what's available to Google too. But if there is an increased use of G+, it will mean there isn't much socially that isn't available to them.
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    Safety of Web 2.0 links

    They seemed to devalue certain things on Tumblr, but they were being gamed to get higher PR for sites so that one was coming. As for the others, a blog network doesn't necessarily mean a web 2.0 it can be any site, and i've found properly managed web 2.0s are still good, though the idea of what a properly managed web 2.0 site is will probably vary.
  11. The quality, for me, in someone's crowd is the number of visits you get from that crowd, not the size of the crowd. I wonder if Google judge the quality in the same way? An account with a big crowd of dormant, inactive, or uninterested followers could be a sign of fake followers and there's likely to be little interaction, and little traffic for the content which is linked to on that particular account. Which should lead to little trust and little relevance. Authority could be determined by interaction, and the interaction on the accounts of those interacting and so on. And remember on Twitter especially, more interaction with authoritative accounts leads to higher page rank of your account, or the account you're interested in. You could start to say the same for relevance, in that if a piece of content is popular with a lot of similar types of account who have historically had good interaction and traffic coming from them, then it's likely to be relevant. All that was probably a fairly inarticulate way of saying: quality and relevance is judged by interactions and clicks, not followers or likes.
  12. Ahrefs and Majestic have been crap lately. Sometimes Majestic reports unrealistically high numbers, and Aherps doesn't seem reliable for historical data, from my experience.
  13. I'd like to hear SEO Jims expand on his views on this latest freshness update too.
  14. I searched for Google Freshness updates, but could only find results from a year or two ago. There's something in the YouTube thing though.