But about 80% of our content is anywhere from 2000 to 3500 with all photos shot in house.
@Snowman, it is great that this worked out for you.
Unfortunatelly in my niche sites with nearly no content rules.
Sites with all Title , Meta and H1 or H2 Tags are the same pushed to the top. No extra informatino, no EAT, lousy weblayout ( 1995 ? ).
We added a ton of material ( researched ), own pictures and backgorund information. When available we have calculators, filters .....
But why should we add a ton of information when plain sites with just copied manufacutrer description or amazon affiliates dominate the serps?
Even pdf docs are on page one in our niche.
Pages with long <table> listings where the user switch back directly.
Domaind crowding is extrem high. Pages from big resellers are 4-5 times in a row ( and point to the same page )
If i look at my niche, it looks like panda has been turned upside down.
Traffic pattern are short runs in early evening and in the late evening. Point 12pm traffic is switched off completly till 6am. Traffic sometimes stops for 20 minutes to come back in surges.
And yes we pushed our adsense efforts and put some money into it. No results. Ahh, that is not true. google is now richer and we are poorer. -> Switched off adsense completly.
And we see this pattern on many other sites ( no owned by us ).
And what annoys me is, that google does not give a sh*t. Why donīt they give a hint. Yes its Fred ! What ? If it is a lack of quality, links ... why donīt they tell it? Is it at least nothing of it? But selling ads?