I own example.com and sell blue widgets. Ten years ago I was at position #1 for blue widgets. Now I am at #10. (still #1 in Bing and Yahoo). I have thousands of natural backlinks.
Since a year a competitor's site ranks #1: blueexample.com, a domain that I once owned and abandoned because I did not believe in keyword domains. This site has only one real backlink and is basically a poor quality copy-paste site (text from wikipedia and from my site). Why is this site at #1? Could it benefit from the fact that I redirected blueexample.com to example.com years ago?
[edited by: brotherhood_of_LAN at 9:37 pm (utc) on Apr 29, 2014] [edit reason] example.com [/edit]