Really quickly I wanted to share, in no particular order, my top 5 takeaways from the week.
1. “Likes are the new links” – this was a quote from Bruce Clay during the week’s best session. Bruce was part of a panel that discussed Google Caffeine and May Day. Bruce thinks that when you add up what Google did with Caffeine (increasing the size of the index) with the fact that they have to account for social in search results plus the fact that a greater percentage of links are spam – the currency for validating sites will change from links to personal recommendations.
Whether or not you buy it, it’s definitely thought-provoking. I’m going to be testing this one while following it closely.