Hi guys, what is a standard number of pages for a new website. I know that Google looks on mini-sites as 10 page websites, but if all pages are fully optimized then can the site see some good traction and page views.
I have not found that Google considers a limited number of pages (in itself) to be indicative of spam, or as a negative otherwise. Perhaps - I'm speculating here - it might add weight in combination with other factors and contribute to the triggering of a dampening filter.
A dozen of sites that I own consist of only a handful (1-5) of pages. The ones with relevant content are ranked, receive search traffic for their respective topics, and have gained TBPR (up to 5 to my surprise). Their performance has been steady and predictable for several months now.
The ones that serve only as doorways or are being used as placeholders for future content do not receive as much love from the big G.
The structure and content of a site is what counts. Once that checks out, overall traffic volume is likely to increase as the amount of relevant and unique content grows over time.