Simsi - 7:02 pm on Dec 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
Just to rib you a little bit, Simsi, but...
I don't see the algos getting better at recognizing quality content.
No problem Planet13 :) Actually I don't disagree but I believe that's what Google would *like* to achieve and what I think many would agree that they are aiming for. Not easy or quick to acheive I'm sure.
I myabe also ought to clarify two things in my initial reasoning: firstly that when I say "recogniisng quality content" I don't mean that in a literal read-and-appreciate capacity, I mean by measuring multiple signals that suggest quality content, such as user behaviour.
Secondly, by link value "diminishing" it might be more accurate to say that I think other signals will gain more value over time as they become more trustworthy thus devaluing link benefits.