Hi all, I'm Dominic.
Have you noticed there are many more media articles in your google serps?
I'm certainly seeing it in the topics I am involved in.
(they are news media articles from sites that feed Google News)
I've been reading about Topic Sensitive Pagerank, Local Rank, Hilltop etc of late (including some great articles from this site), and am looking for whatever edge I can get (aren't we all).
Obviously a link to your site from a media article is valuable (moreso with the news sites that don't archive off the stories after a month), but could this be becoming more and more valuable [certainly if others are noticing greater prominence of media articles in serps]?
If you have a moment, could you please just do a few searches on a few of the primary terms you monitor (set to see 100 results at a time) and just have a scan for how many news articles rank.
I'm seeing them really kick in between about #50 to #75.
The difference is, there are: more news articles, more prominant,... in the serps. Where do they fit in your serps?