fathom - 4:51 pm on Apr 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
I mean absolutely no backlinks AT ALL - currently #6 out of 14m results for its keyword. It has been sitting dormant for over 3 years (I don't have the opportunity to make money from it
non-$$$ phrases isn't a valid claim especially for this thread... your competitors are equally disinterested in making money so I don't see any reasons for them to want to harm a "no backlink website"... with even free spammy backlinks that only cost time.
There are many other niche websites which rank like that - with only a few links, probably the majority of the internet. For example - a guy who crafts something in his garage. He doesn't need millions of backlinks to rank high for his crafted goods, but his competitor doesn't need but a few dollars to send him away. The new algo would punish him instantly, no review needed. Is he a "bad webmaster" because he did not get thousands of natural links?!?
Now we don't just have hypothetical competitors we are diving into hypothetical website owners to represent real world events.
IMHO this is just BS for the sake if BSing.