TheOptimizationIdiot - 6:49 am on Apr 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
How are sites like this ranking above ANYONE?!
I might have said once before, but I'll go ahead and say it again. Domain age doesn't matter and visitor behavior (completely in my opinion) is becoming, or has become, the "new links" in rankings.
Gotta read the fine print sometimes, but if you go back 3 to 5 years and see the same or similar SEO information given on a site(s), e.g. keyword density % being an important factor, discount it and the site you're reading. In fact, leave the site is my personal opinion and reaction.
The search engines, especially Google and Bing have moved well beyond what most "SEO" sites (the ones I've seen anyway) are touting as important. The "SEO" sites need the traffic to keep making a living, so (based on what I've seen) they "promote" and publish what people are known to search for and looking for way more than what is actually influencing rankings today. (That's my .02 and I could be totally mistaken. I mean maybe there is some magical keyword density formula that works for every page on every site in every niche and I'm just missing it, but I've been in this business a while and I'm not seeing it. There could be, but natural writing on a topic seems to be doing better than standardized keyword density checks, to me anyway.)