There has been quite of bit of controversy over the past few days arising from the new LDA based tool recently released by SEOmoz. While there may have been some very well thought out, compelling arguments against giving this tool any credit whatsoever, I have to tell you that in my opinion no argument, no matter how well worded, is going to win over a good old fashioned demonstration.
I am a big one for testing, and test this tool I did. Now, I know, I may have voiced some opinions in the past as to my doubt of the sincerity of Rand Fishkin and the folks who run things over at SEOmoz, but regardless of what I said before, for me seeing is definitely believing. I plugged both the url for the post introducing the tool itself, along with the phrase [made up statistical bullshit], into the tool’s interface, and sure as hell this is what the tool showed me:
I mean, c’mon now… those words weren’t used anywhere in the article, yet this tool was able to accurately determine that at least half* of everything that Rand said was relevant to that phrase?
I don’t know about you, but I’m convinced. 😀