While slogging through the thicket of info on blogging today, I found a great person and resource: Lorelle on WordPress. Many great pages on blogging, and specifically WordPress.
Along with the linking theme here, you may want to read this one: Secret Out – How Google Ranks Websites, by Lorelle on WordPress “. May be old news for some (from 2005), but… She explains in interesting and easy to read language the in’s and out’s of how Google manages to outwit the spammers. And she makes some more sense out of the queries in my 1st post.
Not the number of links (reciprocal or not), but rather the length of time you’ve been on the web with your domain name, AND…
A gradual (vs. constant or acute, i.e. spammers) number of changes in your website, including the addition of links.
Relevance in all your keywords and content.
How long folks stay on your site (click thru rates).
and, makes me wonder why I, and others, have been under a rock or something…