I am very confused lately as far as the relationship between EMDs and the newest search algorithms. Over the last several months I see and hear tons of conversations about how G shot down the benefits people were getting from EMDS, yet I constantly see EMDs at the top of searches. So I bought a country-specific version of a fairly high competition keyword to test it out and before I could even finish the basic structure of the site I was ranking #3 for that keyword. Brand new domain so there was no age, PR or anything like that to help me. So are EMDs still powerful or did I just manage to achieve the odd exception to the rule?