Hello BHWers: I am a newbie on this forum, and if i ask repetitive questions, i apologize. a website with almost no backlinks is ranking higher than a site>1k high quality links. Both have really good onsite SEO work done Both are about the same age: 10 years Social signals are about the same. ( ex. facebook likes, twitter follows...) The keywords are medium competitiveness. **Both of these websites are on the first page, and the first websites is consistently ranked higher than many other established sites for many competitive keywords! I have pulled report from SEMRUSH, SEO majestic ... it doesnt make any sense, because I thought backlinks were important? Could any one tell me any other reasons I might miss as the first website is ranking higher than then second one? Thank you !