To be frank, I really don't understand what Google wants. Build backlinks and they say you're 'manipulating the search engine'. Some even said backlinking is considered "Blackhat" (which, of course, isn't true and stupid). So is it possible if I were to create a wordpress blog, submitting new contents/posts every week, and rank without backlinks? Please don't reply with assumptions (e.g: I think it is possible.) such replies are non-constructive. It is better if those who manage to rank their sites without backlinks reply to this thread.