TheMadScientist - 5:58 pm on Jun 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
the 300 link to lottery where on-page
so it is not an off-page factor is it?
I think you're splitting hairs about the wording rather than going with the point personally... My guess is this would not be reported if the links were not on the 300 websites going to the page on the nursing website, even if it could be read differently. IDK why people feel the need to do this here as often as it happens rather than just saying thanks or going with the point, especially when the OP is giving away some good information and insight, but each to their own I guess.
Personally, I think it's a great question and I agree with tedster on the meta data and the point there is a much better chance for on meta data to be a minus than a plus in most cases.
I see your point on the links, but have sites where the opposite is true and they don't have many links (any except internal and some with 'non-keyword text links' to some ranking pages) but still have pages ranking highly, although for fairly uncompetitive terms, so I would say on-page factors play a role, but definitely think the linking situation is interesting. Thanks for sharing.