CainIV - 3:57 am on Sep 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
Na, how can it when the big battle for No1 spot will always exist
Was referring to the notion of sites in position 1, as you postulated, being all about purchasing links, which simply isn't true across the board. In several very difficult niches I work in the number one and number two websites are old, established gamers with long term difficult to get links made by relationships and hard work.
One site I checked was No1 and it has got 428'025 links pointing its way.
No tool can accurately check this that I am aware of unless you are speaking about site-wide links.
Sure the battle for position 1 will always exist, I agree.
But the battle to prevent sites from buying position 1 is also on - and to a much greater effect now from what I see than ever.