tedster - 4:15 pm on Dec 23, 2011 (gmt 0)
Ranking signals used by the algo and content are surely two different things.
That's not my understanding, BeeDeeDubbleU. There is a major part of the ranking algorithm that attempts to measure "relevance" and that depends on content quite a bit. It gets combined with the backlink metrics, trust & authority and so forth for a final ranking score, but it's still assessing content.