On 3rd of Nov 2012 somebody started this thread : http://forums.hostgator.com/advice-needed-new-account-t214566.html?t=214566 subject "Advice needed on new account".
I visited it on 5th and when I saw the total views I was stunned to see figure of 80,000( while other threads were having views from 50-300). I even made a post using name of rag_gupta. Then I simply typed in Google India in IE (I work on Firefox) : Advice needed on new account ---- and yes this same page was in no#1 position.
Subsequently I tried to create similar wording article in Hubpages to see how it'd fare. Unfortunately it was not allowed to be published. Then I published in blogger.com. But hardly any hits.
Considering only the first two posts in the thread what could have driven google to rank it highly?
To see the page views: forums.hostgator.com/shared-hosting-support-f7.html . Search for "Advice needed on new account"
Newbies please excuse from posting in this thread.