SnowMan68 - 1:14 pm on Jun 28, 2012 (gmt 0)
Google tries to downplay their need and use of links, but if they didn't work so well they wouldn't be so vocal about penalizing people for them. Simple fact is if you get the right links you can out rank almost any page in the serps. Once you get to the top though you better have a site users enjoy. If you don't, that's when the Panda comes out to play.