martinibuster - 1:57 am on Jan 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
Google ranks links according to weight of site giving the link. Simple as that.
In 2003 perhaps, but not in 2013. Not as simple as that. Even in 2003 they were talking about depreciating links which coincided with a dramatic change in the way links were counted, causing a lot of pain in the web world. Update Florida, sandbox, etc. Google has been tinkering with how links are counted ever since.