atlrus - 2:20 pm on Apr 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
atlrus, you're right if you're shopping for commodity products that are available everywhere. But to be honest, if you're a small business selling commodity products - where essentially you're selling the very same product as thousands of other sellers including big brand sellers - you're not really offering anything unique anyway. What of companies that offer services? Or bespoke products?
Services are just the same, whether a product is tangible or not, it's still a product someone is trying to sell.
I focused on tangible products, since JCP and some flower website were given as an example earlier in the thread. In the end, every website is selling something, be it a product, service or just ad clicks/views.
Your rules also don't work in the same way for all sites which i think is what led to this thread.
Because they are not all the same websites. I, who doesn't like Google much, cannot blame them for giving JCP priority review over designer-hand-bags-now-buy.info
Google has finite resources and will prioritize just like if the local fire station got two calls, one that a house is on fire and the other that your cat is stuck on a tree. Sure, to you your cat may seem as #1 priority, but guess where the fire brigade will go...
Yeah, you think your website is better, but is it really? Should your high school newspaper rank higher than CNN for "news", since it offers unique news content not found anywhere else?
Yet, the high school paper has better chance to rank for "CityName high school news" than CNN.
Horses for courses, they say. I can honestly say that in my sector no one is getting preferential treatment.