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Not sure what different result might be expected.
The results seem logical to me. The domain with links gains authority and ranks high. Exactly what I would expect...
So why does mine rank over all the major brands in the niche with the same products available?
JD_Toims I was referring to the OP's post and not your situation. There is definitely more to the algo than links or EMD (which stopped being a signal a few months ago).
...which stopped being a signal a few months ago...
The algo has over 200 factors (many many more IMHO).
So my guess is that it has to do with the IP and the rest of the domains. Some very high authority domains there as well which makes me think it is beneficial to others in the same IP. But can't be 100% sure about this.
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.
Been around the 'net a bit longer than my join date suggests
Been around the 'net a bit longer than my join date suggests ;)
[edited by: mcskoufis at 1:35 am (utc) on Sep 8, 2013]
You have made more contributions to this forum than I have since 2004 it seems... ;)
Would love to hear Tedster's take on this... Such a big loss :(
Haven't tested that scenario so can't say...