mrguy - 11:21 pm on Dec 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
Not wishing to sound patronising but I assume that's based on your opinion/best judgement? It can't be proved, right?
I'm sure you know what happens when you assume?
I've been doing this a long time, and I actually am very good at what I do and yes, I do know how to test and have hundreds of sites to actually test with.
It was not my opinion or best judgement, it was a direct cause and effect.
I never said it was the only player in the algo, but it is a bigger player than they would like you to believe. Just like links were way back in the early 2000s and so called SEO gurus of today were telling people links did not matter on a popular forum back then.
Take it for what it's worth or don't.
I don't really care.:)