I know that Google likes to index sites that Google controls. They even index Google Docs. It also appears that they index Google URL Shortener pages. So, what if I took something like Reno Carpet Repair and I mentioned it with a backlink to an article about Reno Carpet Repair ? Would that help the sites ranking? OR what if I took it a step further and referenced the Google Document in a Google Shortener url like this: https://goo.gl/LGnwLs ?
So, the question becomes – would any of those methods actually A- get indexed & B- help with ranking?
Seems to me, it should work amazingly well. But time will tell. I am doing this on Sept 18,2017. I will come back here and report the results shortly.