texasville - 6:06 pm on Nov 13, 2006 (gmt 0) So much for "do no evil".
>>>>>>Google needs to alter its crawl priorities so it crawls these legitmate small sites, and allow them to be beaten by legitimate large sites,<<<<<
Why turn them supplemental and effectively ban them from the serps? It commands the catch 22 problem. Never find them and they will never get natural, organic links and never grow. That usurps quality for moneyed sites. It cheats the surfers. If they can get a better deal or find better information then that is what google originally was supposed to do. It also distorts the results. These small sites will never grow under google's thumb. I am not saying that google needs to favor the small ones but just don't effectively, kill them. Don't use them as an excuse to cover the fact your index power is limited.
I find it funny that msn and yahoo have not had to resort to this.
And not to change the subject but I have also noticed this weekend that results that used to return (for example) 3 million + are now returning 1.5 million and so on. Almost exactly half in every sector I searched.
So much for "do no evil".