Will backlinks lose their importance in Google ranking?

Google’s Matt Cutts was asked a question at Google Webmasters about the importance of backlinks in Google ranking:

Question:Google changed the search engine market in the ’90s by evaluating a website’s backlinks instead of just the content, like others did. Updates like Panda and Penguin show a shift in importance towards content. Will backlinks lose their importance?

Matt Cutts claims that over the next years backlinks may become a little less important in ranking. They may be replaced by the writer reputation and google’s ability to understand natural language.

This is his video reply:


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and now live in Athens, Greece. I love domains and building websites. I am online since 1995, learned about HTML in 1996 and about domains in 2002. I started publishing the OnlineDomain.com blog in 2012.

One comment

  1. This guy has got to be the luckiest guy in the world. He doesn’t need a real job, all he has to do is make up stuff and cut a video…


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