First, hi to all the members and contributors of this forum!
I have been a member for some time now on DaniWeb, and I'm not new in website engineering.
I'm sure that some experts in SEO can answer my question, and I think that this example will be also useful for others.
I'm making a travel guide, and trying to rank for the keywords I need. Open google(dot)com, write is the search "taurito gran canaria". This site I'm actually interested in, currently on position 5:
Open the page. There is almost NOTHING there! 3% keyword density for "taurito", no H1, basically a couple of dozen of words (99 words actually). No backlinks to that page. Home page PR2, page in question PR N/A. Eeeh????!
I should add that the site is listen in DMOZ and Yahoo! Directory (7 links) and it's 10 years old.
Still, could anyone explain me how is this page ranked so high in a highly competitive niche? What is going on there? Is it possible that the DMOZ and Yahoo! dir links have such a kick?
After 2 years of messing with SEO I can toss all my knowledge to the garbage? Where is all that we know about keyword densities and other stuff? Not to mention mister big G yapping about quality articles/pages... Is this a quality web-page? It looks like the whole thing is based on lies...
Man, this one is driving me crazy!