fathom - 9:03 pm on May 3, 2013 (gmt 0)
You lost me from discussing with this one.
Totally invalid assumption. I have a site that's been pinned to #1 for what it was designed to rank for since about a week after it launched with 1 non-scraper link. It's going on 6 years of sitting there now.
And this is an average website, as in, most websites get pinned #1 in about a week with one link?