ownerrim - 9:36 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0) So, I'm not sure if relevance between linked documents does exist, other than what's in the anchor text. And, possibly, for authority sites, some version of hilltop.
I've asked this same question before and gotten a similarly useless answer (no offense intended). Some here would have you believe that relevance is measured in terms of getting backlinks only from sites that deal with the exact same subject matter. Well, that's just idiocy to be sure. Any moron knows that a flea brush is relevant to a dog, socks are relevant to shoes, and a desk calendar is relevant to an antique desk----->But does google? I don't think so. How could it? Google would have to have some preset, canned library of relevant phrases...for every conceivable search term there is. And it doesn't.
If this hilltop thing does exist, and there is no proof that it does (most discussions in forums, and I am guilty of this too, tend to be the equivalent of grassy knoll conspiracy ideas and "area 51" conversations, i.e., there's NEVER any proof), it probably references the entire text found in the body of whole pages, rather than simply concentrating on anchor text, titles, headings, etc.
So, I'm not sure if relevance between linked documents does exist, other than what's in the anchor text. And, possibly, for authority sites, some version of hilltop.