eferg - 10:10 pm on Dec 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
...if your site should rightfully be ranking higher, Google obviously found a reason why it shouldn't
I understand that argument and I take a critical look at my site in comparison to my competitors. I feel that on Bing, the sites in the top 10 for my KW are positioned about right. I'm #5.
In Google I'm #15. For example, I see a thin client site at #7 that just points it's product images to another site's order checkout page. Their "Contact Us" page has no info (says "Under Construction"). This is what I'm talking about. Been there for a year and I've reported it via WMT three times.
So yes, Google has found a reason why my site should not rank as high as this guy. But that reason has nothing to do with uniqueness or quality. I think it has everything to do with bogus links and ad revenue.
And I don't say Bing is better just because they rank my site higher. I also purchase materials, supplies and tools for my business off the web. Since switching search engines, my shopping experience has been much more productive.