I am amazed at - if I post to Chowhound or read a thread, and then Google some word from one of the posts - how high up that thread tends to appear in Google results... and how quickly after things are posted.
It is wonderful for finding threads when I'm on my mobile and need to know the name of that restaurant or ingredient brand.
I know there can be different strategies for search engine optimization... but in general I'm really curious as to what Chowhound did to get such great (nonsponsored) results. I'd have to find and reread Google's pages on its search to recall what factors can apply. One of the things I was wondering is if there's some effect from the online largesse of Chow parent CBS.
However they are doing it, really nice work.