1. Webmaster World has higher traffic than your site. Higher traffic means more popular, and therefore more worthy of the higher ranking.
2. Webmaster World gets more page views, and therefore is more 'popular'
3. Webmaster World has more longevity than you. Because it has been on the web longer, it has more 'credibility' than you do.
I don't know about this analysis. That would mean that my stories on thestreet.com and mention in the NY Times would also show up ahead of my own domain. They didn't.
You've put the cart before the horse here, Janet. The number of visits should have nothing to do with RELEVANCE. As for the longevity argument, I established my site in 1999. That's 6 years, and after all, it's MY DOMAIN.
I have a feeling that responding to you is going to be a losing battle, so go ahead and say what you like, but I seriously doubt you've got it all solved.