backdraft7 - 11:43 pm on Feb 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
@netmeg - I still have one or to of those two too, but one or two terms hardly constitutes an authority - but wait, we all consider our sites "the authority", right? ;^)
I don't think this issue has much to do with being the authority, it comes from having a million plus pages. I've seen one case today where the site has the whole first page, second page, then a break for a few slackers, then continues on for pages.
From what I'm seeing, this is more of a glitch than a desired effect. I suspect they'll keep turning the dials until it's not so biased to sheer, stupid volume of pages. When the well funded run out of $$$, I suspect you'll see their pages relegated to spam and their "special" organic results evaporate.