For a long time now, I am working on a resource/archive site of a couple of thousand pages big. I am halfway now but I was wondering how to release a site like this. My idea is to release the site with it's many pages at once.
I thought google could "think" it's a spam site or am I just worrying for nothing? What are you're experiences with this?
Go for it, roll the whole puppy out. I did it and then it still needed some work. It may seem finished or perfect, but I can assure you that once it's live, you'll find plenty of things to improve it, let alone get it to rank by building links and relationships and all that jazz.
Yep..release it now. It's better than Bret's recommendation of at least 100 pages of real content..BUT- make sure there is not even ONE paragraph repeated on any pages...because the dup content filters will get you..especially footers.