Open Source CMS refresh their test systems every hour so I know that the forum lasted no more than 60 minutes, and probably considerably less!
Yet, search Google for the phrase and up pops their demo forum at #1
If anyone had any doubt about the ability of a well established site to kick butt in the SERPs then this must surely remove it.
- www.opensourcecms.com: PR7
- http://demo.opensourcecms.com/phorum/list.php?1: PR – unranked but recently cached
- http://demo.opensourcecms.com/phorum/login.php?1: PR – unranked but recently cached
Luckily I don’t actually want to rank for that phrase, and my forum is doing very nicely. I have a client who changed domain and they still have a large number of links pointing to their old site. Google still give the old site back links, PR, and SERPs after 8 months when surely Googlebot must have realised that it’s moved!