mcskoufis - 11:09 pm on Sep 7, 2013 (gmt 0)
Links are the essence of the World Wide Web. It would be completely immature for Google to stop using links as its most significant signal for ranking.
There are many others who will say that link building is dead etc. and I completely disagree. IMHO that is :)
The results seem logical to me. The domain with links gains authority and ranks high. Exactly what I would expect...