indyank - 5:42 pm on Mar 22, 2011 (gmt 0)
A great site could easily have 95% of its pages be low-traffic pages
are you saying low traffic yet good quality pages? But how will google know that they are quality pages? Is there traffic to it? do people link to them? Do people share them via likes and tweets? do people comment on them?
How will google know that they are of good quality unless people interact with those pages in one way or the other?
Google will know quality only through user interactions.This is where bigger sites have an advantage as people throng them and interact even if it had content that may not be as good as what is there on your site.
Unless all the relevant signals are passed to google, it won't know the quality other than basic things like spell errors.If google doesn't see those signals, those pages will still be low quality to these automated bots.