I do agree with your statement Jeremy. I really don't think anchor text are dying or anything like that. Search Engines need backlinks to discover the web so having smart diversified anchor text is the right way to do it. Citation and co-citation will also still count too. So the best way to SEO would be to have a diversified creative use of anchor text, citations and co-citations.
Your idea about co-citation makes sense and it is kind of a trick that has the potential to return the users what they actually looking for.
I think this citation theory is fantastic and in some of Rands examples
of the link not going to the target page, it makes onsite optimization
even more critical so Google can serve up the right page.
"Anchor text is dying?" Nope. Anchor text is dead.
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