outland88 - 5:09 am on Sep 7, 2004 (gmt 0)
I think youíre on the right track maxb, based upon your original message. Many times Iíve thought it dealt with IP addresses, theming, similarity, etc. It though ended up being the simplest answer. Perhaps Google just counts how many times a site links to another. Since you did the extreme of adding 1000 links to the new site you may make the answer clearer for many or maybe not.