onepointone - 10:20 pm on Oct 26, 2011 (gmt 0)
Some people like to say "well those rankings won't last",
but I believe that's how some currently very popular even "brand" websites got the ball rolling years ago when they started.
If you get enough exposure in the SERPS, eventually you attract some powerful 'genuine' links. Of course your website can't be crap either.
I even see the same effect on 2 of my sites to an extent. Used recip's instead of bought links though...
Wouldn't be surprised if it still works today.