netmeg - 3:07 pm on Jul 11, 2012 (gmt 0)
mb, what distinguishes "a citation" from "a link"?
I'm not MB, but I'll take a stab at this. In my mind, the difference would be something along the lines someone actually writing something *about* you, or your site, and including a link.
I might get plenty of links, often with nothing more than anchor text that says "click here"
But what I would consider to be a *citation* might be one I got recently from the tourist section of a state .gov who wrote a blog post saying "Here's this resource, and this is what you'll find, and so-and-so runs it, and this is why you might find it useful". That's a whole lot more than just a link that says "click here". Can't imagine Google wouldn't pay attention to that sort of thing.