200 SEO points.

I am certain Google has some secret ranking factors that it doesn't share. Especially when it comes to things that can bring a site down to nothing quickly. I think if you have ever misused a google product in the past and been caught your associated accounts will have a penalty...but that's none of my business :)
Its google, they have no clue on whats going on and changes things all the time. The rules for from 15 years ago still work today and super-cede those of today. Google ranking also means nothing, its alexa rankings that are the ones that count.