This blog post was from this morning and i thought i had created a thread on here for it. I must be loosing it.
Might Google rank links to pages differently based a perception of how related or affiliated those pages might be to each other? For instance, if three pages authored by the same person link to a fourth page, and two other pages, each written by other people, also link to that fourth page, should the three links from the same author count as passing along three times as much link weight as the links from the independently written pages?
A patent granted to Google today shows how the search engine might analyze how “affiliated” pages or sites are to each other, and how their degree of affiliation might influence the amount of weight passed along by each link.
So, for instance, a page that has two links pointing to...
Continued at: Google's Affiliated Page Link Patent
Does anyone have any comments about this? Make sure you read the blog comments also.