"Links are still the best way that we've found to discover (how relevant or important somebody is) and maybe, over time, social or authorship or other types of markup will give us a lot more information about that."
Relevance is the New Page Rank
Link Schemes vs. Link Building
3 Safe Ways to Build Links in 2014
There are no more short cuts to link building. The process is hard and time consuming. In 2014, it's time to spend the time and the money to do it right so you can stop fearing the Google reaper.
Article Source : search engine watch.