We talk a lot about links in the SEO industry – but what about mentions without links? Do those matter? That’s exactly what Bruce Clay, Duane Forrester, Virginia Nussey and Kristi Kellogg discuss. Linkless attribution, or linkless mentions, are very valuable. In fact, search engines have worked to break the dependence on links as a ranking signal. Find out why mentions without links matter in the top half of the show. Then, after the break, they’ll talk about a different kind of mention: sponsored mentions on social media, and how the FTC is dealing with celebrities and influencers who fail to disclose they are being compensated.