This holiday season, respect the classics. h/t @defjam
The Vicar - “The Girl with The Sunshine” - Songbook #1. So intense, I had to listen 4 times in a row*. Lewis Taylor on vocals, Chas Dickie (Van Der Graf Generator) on cello, Cathy Stevens (Penguin Cafe Orchestra) on viola. It is lovely to hear Mr. Taylor’s voice is still in champion shape.
* 6 times now. Love it!
Three years ago the influence of links was still significant, two years ago we noticed a significant reduction and last year it became clear that links for commercial queries had dropped out of the top ten most important factors. This change is a natural continuation of that trend … We haven’t seen any meaningful signals for ranking from social links. So, our new algorithm will omit those too.
It feels as if the axiom that every successful strategy (in this case, SEO around links) eventually eats itself holds true. This begs a few questions. Are Google and Bing far behind? How does a search engine that ignores links perform? Finally, once all the SEO madness wanes due to algorithmic obsolescence, would links again become a strong signal, thus creating a cyclic pattern with ever decreasing half-lifes of link utility?
I have dined sufficiently. Any more would be an abundance. I am so fatigued, I can hardly navigate.