---- Googler Susan Moskwa discusses alternative metrics to PageRank
martinibuster - 11:35 pm on Jul 1, 2011 (gmt 0)
We already knew that.
I think a lot of people give lip service to saying PR doesn't matter while still absolutely in thrall to it. Take a look at the latest PR Update thread for proof. Take a look at how webmasters pay for links based on PR, while ignoring the really good links that have little to no PR. True, we may know that already. Some of the we may think they know that. And some of that we says they know it but still make business decisions based partly on the toolbar.
I applaud that blog post for trying to steer webmasters toward meaningful metrics. But if Google really wants to motivate webmasters to build useful sites I think they should get rid of the green pixels altogether.