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Right now my two-month-old site, with NO backlinks established but good internal content and linking (not SEO'd, just logically laid out), is #1 in Bing for a term that surprised the heck out of me... related, yes, but seriously American Express or Mastercard or any number of established entities should be #1 on these terms. They are #2 and #3.
At first I thought it was maybe some kind of local thing... that those companies are nowhere near me, but my site IS near me and therefore it's showing local relevant results first? But nope, if I remote into a server in a datacenter on the other side of the country and run a search from there it's #1 there too. Crazy...
In Google, the site is half way down page 3 for the same term, about where I expected it would be given its age and competition.
I'm certainly not going to call up Bing and complain about it, but it's freakin weird.
Regardless of links at longevity, how many of those people above you in Google really have a better offering under your keyword?
What makes longevity a quality factor it today's web?
Anyway... Don't complain, but instead ANALYZE. Finding anomolies un search engine results and understanding why they happen is the key to enlightenment.