Last week, i built a shitty site with 3 pages only and two lines of text each and one anchor text pointing to a wikipedia webpage, This site is about mortgage rates and i pointed 4 backlinks to it from some PR1 forums, the next morning, i saw my pages ranked NUMBER 2, and NUMBER 5 . I refreshed my browser over and over again to make sure i was fully awake and this was not some search engine glitch. Checked word tracker to see how many searches there are for ''MORTGAGE RATES'' keyword. About 9000 daily searches. Next thing, i decided to monetize those pages with adsense since i'm pretty much finding it impossible to make affiliate sales during this recession. I must have done something right. My thoughts were: i will take my time to right some quality content and build more backlinks all in all avoid anything sneaky. Since i'm paranoid by nature, i checked again to make sure i'm not seeing things, guess what, it's just dissapeered and even de-indexed which begs the question, does anybody truly understand how BIG G's ranking algorithm truly works this days? I seem to have better luck through yahoo.