FranticFish - 5:07 pm on Jun 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
I don't see why traffic level wouldn't be important, even if Google can't always measure it effectively.
Related to that, how about how much traffic the link itself brings? A link that gets clicked a lot must surely be a useful / interesting / popular one.
I like the idea of both of them, but the problem to my mind is that Google can't extrapolate data from the sources they have to guess at what they don't know. However that might not necessarily bother them. If they can give certain links between sites an extra boost because they have all the data to do so, then they'd be boosting sites that they know people like.
There's certain links I buy for people from time to time, trade directories and the like. I still look at PR too (of the page, of the root), then I also look at
- the link profile; how many, what sort etc. Then also
- how many pages site has in Google, cache date, and