potentialgeek - 1:12 pm on Apr 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
I have one site with inbound links only from Ezine Articles (and possibly a few other sites which used the same content) for a three-word phrase. (This is a hobby site, by the way.) Maybe three articles, so three links.
I was #8-#10 in rankings for that phrase; I just looked and now it's #44.