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[MUST READ] Matt Cutt's on what would happen if Google Dropped Backlinks from its Algo

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  1. securelinkbuilding

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    Google's Matt Cutts - "We Tested Dropping Backlinks From Algorithm, It Was Much Worse"


    READ MORE ABOUT IT HERE

    Guess we can all say that SEO is not "dead" after all guys :banana:


     
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    Is that BlueBumbleBee who sent that question you :) ?

    The links will certainly play a huge roll for years to come for sure.
     
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    Haha nope I stumbled upon this myself while browsing the internet and reading up on Matt's latest groundbreaking news! lol :)
     
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    Yepp he announced it about a month ago on Youtube. Was quite interesting to see him say that :)
     
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    Yeah, I totally jizzed in my pants.....
     
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    Backlinks is the concept that started google off, and it's still the fundamental variable in their algorithm so I don't think they'll be dropping it any time soon.

    if they replace that with anything, I think it will be user voting, but that's a way off, and would be easy to manipulate anyway.

    i think we're safe.
     
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    I think social signals would be the next in line as the main ranking factor if Google were to ever completely discount back links from their algo
     
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    Could be a false flag operation... who's to say they aren't still looking for a way to remove or minimize linking? Just keep doing what works now, while we can and adjust when changes come.
     
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    Most of the time you guys are telling me The Distinguished Engineer is lying.