Looks like Google Changed its Algorithm and backlinks are most important factors for search engine rankings once again.
Noticed this while doing a post for Google SERP’s Update for Oct. I was shocked when my experiment page was back in first page and jumped to #2 for the targeted keyword.
Later in the evening I asked Rishil about his experiment, and Yes !! Rishil also got the targeted keyword on page one.
Have you noiced something similar ? Comment and let everyone know about the situation.