helenp - 9:54 am on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
Oddly, I would say the opposite applies in my sector. The first big business - probably UK's largest - appears on page 2, but the next doesn't show until page 9. The majority are small businesses with small sites and next to no content.
The business I am in is very competive, rentals and sales,
and mine and most local are small companies, but not small sites without nearly no content.
My site is about 1000 pages, and the difference with the big companies is that we and other sites same as mine are experts in the town. But not less value, I would say more value.