As you know, Bing is revamping their webmaster communications and thus let go most of the personalities we have grown to love in the Bing support area.
One such personality was Brett Yount, former Bing's webmaster center program manager who spent a lot of his time bridging the communication between webmasters and Bing within the Bing forums.
Since his departure, about 8 weeks ago, he has been silent in the forums. But yesterday he came back to life offering SEO advice for Bing, as a non-Bing employee.
In a Bing Community thread, Brett replied to a thread saying:
Links matter- Period.
If the page is indexed and if it fits your quality guidelines, go after it.
Having many low quality links from NON-SPAM sites (think P1 here...new sites, etc.) will help some.
Having a few high quality links from high PR sites will help more.
The web is called the web because your site should connect to many other relevant sites that eventually combine to make a web pattern.
YOUR TOP PRIORITY - becoming that little space in the middle of the spider's web. When you reach that, when you have many concentric rings of domains pointing to your domain at the center, at that time you will become the authority in your web-sphere of influence.
It makes you wonder how much of the algorithm Brett still or ever knew and his deeper understanding of how to make results pop on Bing?
In any event, it is good to see Brett participating in SEO discussions as a non-search engine representative. We see the same with former Googler, Vanessa Fox and others.
Forum discussion at Bing Community.