internetheaven - 4:47 pm on Jan 12, 2011 (gmt 0)
We're all being very subtle about our thoughts on the type of links and how they were obtained aren't we? Ah, well. I'm not one to get dragged in to a libel case either so I'll skirt that issue too and comment on the RDFa thing.
I added all that info to several of my sites and saw no improvement in rankings.
Brands, however, seem to be getting a boost and I can't put my finger on why. My original assumption was that high spend Adwords accounts get a ranking boost (as people will click on the paid link at the top of the listings anyway) - but that would 'very evil' so Google couldn't possibly be doing that. Anyone else come up with a theory behind the multiple "brand boost" tin-foil-hatted theories?