So I have paid close attention to how one of my articles rank (with a keyword from the title) on Google search results for the past 2 months. It took a month before it appeared on 26th page of the search results. I have been doing some legit link building myself... It slowly moved up to page 2 as of now. Then a few days ago, I posted a mini article with a link back to my own article on a similar niche forum. Within a day, that forum thread appeared on page 1 of search results... Just why? My original article has a lot more and better content than the thread I posted on someone else's forum. A lot more keyword density too along with on page SEO. As well as a lot more backlinks. Just what was the difference? Is it because that "someone else's" forum has its domain name rank 6 with Google? My newly launched 2 months old site has a Google rank of 0. I have also seen many newly posted threads on some rank 4~6 forums can appear within first a few pages of keyword Google search within hours... I wonder if the Google rank of the domain name made the difference on how web page was ranked in the keyword search results?