tedster - 8:07 pm on May 26, 2013 (gmt 0)
I'm just trying to establish if others are seeing a clear line of demarcation where every. single. result. is a brand until #X, and then the indie sites begin.
That's a very good and precise question to look at, diberry. From an initial check, I'd say #X is not the same number from query to query, but something like this pattern seems to exist for the more competitive transactional keywords - and not for informational queries.
I'll keep this question in mind and see what comes up over time.