I am currently competing for over 20 key terms where the number 1 guy gets ALL his links from his sub domain minus 50 ish.
His site is 2 years older then mine, mine has over 2k more external backlinks then he does but for some reason i cant shake him out of that number 1 stop.
My number 1 question is do backlinks from sub domains really count for that much or am i overlooking something?
Things he wins at
- total links though there all from sub domain
- quality of backlinks and total number of external backlinks
- site setup
- unique content, his sub domain is a auto blog