Webmeister - 8:49 am on Jun 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
Recently I did a test using one of my websites that ranks highly for nursing- and healthcare-related keywords. I added links to about 300 websites using anchor text that was related to winning the lottery. Within six months, the nursing websites were ranking on the first page of Google for several of the lottery-related keywords. However, I have absolutely zero content on the website that is related to the lottery.
Please attempt to explain to me why on-page factors even matter with Google. Sure, relevant content on your website's internal pages is a boost - but could it be just as effective if the pages were on another website? I see a lot of people who get paranoid about onsite factors as if they were the make-or-break factors to search engine ranking. My tests have shown the opposite.
While I have your brain considering this issue, give me your thoughts on this trick question:
Which one of the following is better for SEO?
1. 100 relevant PR3 web pages on your own website linking to your home page.
2. 100 relevant PR3 web pages on someone else's website linking to your home page.