aristotle - 6:21 pm on Aug 25, 2012 (gmt 0)
which seems to contradict Matt Cutts apparent statement that the algorithm doesn't use any tool bar data
I can't find where Matt said that. Do you have a source?
It's in bhartzer's original post that started this thread:
We can now put this all to rest. Matt told me, in person, that Google's organic algorithm does not use any Google Chrome data. The same goes for the Google Toobar, as well.