hannamyluv - 9:06 pm on Sep 15, 2012 (gmt 0)
Wouldn't you prefer that search engines shell put more weight to these signals
No, because most of those factors are either just as easily manipulated or archaic (seriously, number of times printed?!?!? Have you not heard of the green movement or checked the cost of printer ink - old people do this so they can read it better. That's the only people who print anything ;) ).
The trick is not what factors are genuine - almost all can be manipulated. The trick is figuring out how to determine when those factors are being used genuinely.