dickbaker - 2:57 am on Mar 24, 2011 (gmt 0)
burcot, you're about at the point I was at in late 2007. I was just testing the waters. At that time Google didn't seem to have a problem with a site being a combination. I'm still not entirely sure it's a problem now, as it's really difficult to know what's going on with rankings. None of my ecommerce phrases rank well now but, then again, neither do my informational ones.
If I were starting out fresh this very day, I think I'd start a new site that was 100% ecommerce.
I've actually been in the process of switching the site over to 100% sales, and was counting on the traffic that I currently have to be a jumpstart.
I'm working on my site constantly, fixing things I think Google's new algo doesn't like. If my sales phrases come back, that means Google can understand a combination site.