robdwoods - 6:28 am on Jan 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
I think the move away from traditional factors has been overstated. Google has vested interest in not moving rankings to abruptly and they have a ton invested in links as a ranking signal. They may move away from it but links and anchor text are just way to easy a signal to use for Google to use for them to move away from them too much. Links will continue to be king but social traffic factors will increase in weight. I think user behavior will continue to increase in power. Things like time on site, subsequent searches for a term already searched, etc.