tedster - 3:59 pm on Jun 20, 2010 (gmt 0)
Google has certainly had issues over the past half year - but it's not at all accurate to say they haven't updated anything. Just read the threads here for evidence.
Any time you analyze backlinks for an entire page of search results, you'll see evidence that there's more than a simple backlink count at work. There are many other signals that we talk about here - and no doubt we haven't got a clue on what some others are.