No sooner does Cyrus Shepard proclaim "an amazing correlation" between the number of GooglePlus +1's and higher search rankings, then Matt Cutts debunks it.
No sooner finished reading Cyrus Shepard's Moz post, "Amazing Correlation Between Google +1s and Higher Search Rankings" when I saw Hobo SEO's (Hobo Internet Marketing now, I guess it's called) Shaun Anderson quoting Matt Cutts "debunking" the "Moz Data Science Team scientific correlation study" via Cutts' post at Hacker News.
So there you have it, essentially a causation vs correlation issue - but what do you believe to be true? I'm guessing with the best of 'em, but I suspect the truth lay somewhere in the middle.
Cyrus Shepard did respond to Cutts' post via Hacker News. After all, his post did read "...Correlation...", not "causation".
Thoughts on this?