This brings us back to a poll I ran July asking Do Unlinked Citations Directly Benefit Sites In Google? I am honestly surprised by the response here.
- 40% said Yes, they help my site rank better in Google
- 39% said No, they don't help my site rank better
- 22% said Depends, it depends on the site not linking to you.
I would have thought it be more like, 75% said no, 20% said depends and the rest said yes. I am really shocked 40% said yes to the question.
Yes, it can help get your page indexed but does not pass trust or ranking benefit.
Forum discussion continued High Rankings Forums.
Disclaimer: Please see my poll disclaimer post before coming to any conclusions on these results.
This story was scheduled to be posted today and was not written today, as I am offline today.