It's been fun watching hundreds of SEOs picking up and interpreting Googler's words about guest blogging, making conclusions, inventing flags, making up loud "link-baity" blog titles.... It's just one tiny incident proving how much confused and lost the SEO community really is...
I was happy to see Bryan Eisenberg share his wisdom encouraging all SEOs to step back and see the bigger issue. He points out to Moz's introduction to ranking factors:
“When interpreting the correlation results, it is important to remember that correlation does not prove causation.” However, I am willing to bet most people skimmed right by it to the actual ranking factors data.
Definitely a good wise read: Deep breath... Let's stop the noise!
Oh and probably my brain is free as I fail to see a triangle here (neat test :))