annej - 3:14 am on Nov 14, 2004 (gmt 0)
I'm linked from some authorities in terms of being linked from university and other professional sites in my topic. But I'm not sure if that is how the Hilltop method works. It appears to me that for sites to be authoritive sites they must have outgoing links on the queried topic and the qualifying links cannot be to sites or pages that are associated with the originating site. OK. That makes sense. I can see the sites internal linking would not count toward being authoritive. But there must be something more. Are inward links to the authoritive site considered? I still don't understand what differentiates any site with a lot of non associated links and those that qualify as authoritive. It may be that the Hilltop paper is just over my head.