ratzker - 4:11 pm on Feb 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
I am an in-house SEO for a competitor of Overstock in one of their verticals. I have nothing to hide on that front and am in no way associated with CanadianGuy, no offense.
Even so, the examples I gave could not be construed in any other way, Overstock is manipulating their rankings for important Keywords through juice passing link acquisition. I agree that they are doing a great job with on-site optimization and they likely get a lot of links naturally through brand recognition and general marketing practices. That doesn't mean that these links they are acquiring aren't helping them achieve higher rankings.