bwnbwn - 7:06 pm on Apr 11, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: bwnbwn at 7:13 pm (utc) on Apr 11, 2012]
Do you really belive that?
Hyperlinks have been deprecated as a ranking factor.
Hyperlinks will remain a good signal to Google. We all have to remember they brought this into the algo and have one of the best algo's to detect a natural pattern of gaining popularity. Not the number of links that count now but it is the way all the links combined bring show a natural spread into the web from all sources.
Emails, social, forums, tweets, youtube, websites, browser type ins, bookmarks and so on.
[edited by: bwnbwn at 7:13 pm (utc) on Apr 11, 2012]