Basically I was looking at some websites at the top of google using a backlink checker to see where they were getting their links from to rank so high and I found that they were being linked from just 5 or 6 PR4 and 5 sites, which all seemed to be linking to the same sites.
The strange thing is, I can't find any backlinks for these sites on any backlink checker and they have really abstract names. They are just full of articles...check it out:
www. edri-et .org
www. eu-gaprdp .org
www. sesam .ws
www. apafive .org
www. criminologyandpublicpolicy .com
I'm just really curious more than anything now...how did they get such high PR?