I've been trying to figure this site out and how they did what they did.
The site is called powerlinks.com
They are a link exchange of some sort.
Now their are two things that I didn't understand as stated by the admin (Probably the owner too of the site).
QUOTE:Each subdomain is indexed by the search engines as a completely different domain than PowerLinks.com. A lot of free web host providers use subdomains in this same way. (For example, music.yahoo.com, search.yahoo.com, and mail.yahoo.com are all seen as different domains by the search engines.)
The way search engine link popularity works is that every link pointing toward a web page is considered a vote. The search engine spiders crawl the homepages of our members and find links. It then crawls those links and finds your website, and gives it a vote. It really doesn't matter where the vote comes from.
In regards to how "quickly" rankings will improve - this is a change that does not happen overnight. It takes most of the major search engines months to index new links. You'll just have to be patient and give it time. To give you an idea, the top three sites on our "Highest Ranked" list have been PowerLinks members 2-3 months or more.
Apparently, one of the new members asked him that if I simply created multiple subdomins, with quality content, I'll be upthere in the search engines? and the Admin responded with an astounding YES.
Now the second part of my question is an alexa link:
I understand that alexa ratings are basically useless, but I want you to visit the following link and see this site's ranking graph, I've seen other very legitamate sites like that and honestly, I would like to know how I can rise in the search engines that fast! I mean who wouldn't?!??
Now i know they have a great amount of back links, but they pretty much got a high position overnight! My first site took me a almost a year to get 1000 backlinks through link reciprocation. It works but it took just too long!argghh!
So I will appreciate if the SEO guy and the CREW can check this out and hopefully share it with the rest of us.