mcskoufis - 1:22 am on Sep 8, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: mcskoufis at 1:35 am (utc) on Sep 8, 2013]
JD_Toims if you check back the EMD threads, I had a new domain which I was trying to rank (have had many EMDs over the years).
My newest EMD did not rank until I built some solid links to it... But we are now getting heavily off topic here...
Been around the 'net a bit longer than my join date suggests ;)
You have made more contributions to this forum than I have since 2004 it seems... ;)
BOTTOM LINE: Links do still play a massive role. More than AuthorRank or any other Google hype which IMHO is there to draw attention from the important stuff which is high quality links (Google's and Matt Cutts' long-time policy).
[edited by: mcskoufis at 1:35 am (utc) on Sep 8, 2013]