Which Link Factors Did Google Turn Off? Survey Says...

Apr 13, 2012 • 8:56 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

google on and off switchAbout a month ago, Google announced they turned off certain link factors but didn't say specifically which ones. We ran a poll asking which link factors did Google turn off?

One of the responses I did not list was "anchor text" because I felt there was no way Google would turn off that factor, but a nice number of you, about 27, entered that in as "other" answer. Here are the responses to my poll:

Poll: Which Link Factors Did Google Turn Off

I am honestly shocked so many people selected PageRank, but hey - the numbers do not lie.

Honestly, it is probably none of these factors. Bill Slawski listed his own theory on 12 factors that may have been turned off. Who knows? Only Google.

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

This was written yesterday and scheduled to be posted today.

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