I've seen sites with 0 backlinks or a very low number of backlinks, but they rank very high on google. In particular, I've noticed that by using youtube, facebook, yahoo answers or any high authority site, you can get a top position on google without building backlinks. An example is: Keyword: Free Riot Points There's a youtube video in first spot with no backlinks... It does have a lot of views though, but I have seen other videos with about 7k views ranked high too. Also some questions posted on yahoo answers also ranks incredibly high. Anyone have any idea how they are doing this?