aristotle - 2:33 pm on Jul 8, 2013 (gmt 0)
The big brand name websites complain that Google is unfairly penalizing them because Google changes the algo so fast that only the smaller sites can keep pace with the changes.
Thanks for your reply. Actually I never try to "keep pace with the changes" in Google's algorithm. I originally designed my sites based on careful considerations, and have never changed them in any significant way, and won't do so unless I see a good reason to do it. It has nothing to do with Google.
If you provide great information that can't be found anywhere else
Many of my articles originally had information that couldn't be found anywhere else on the web. That's not true any longer for most of them. In fact there are some wikipedia articles that got virtually all of their information from my articles, and now the wikipedia articles are at the top of the rankings and get most of the traffic that my articles used to get.
Perhaps it's easier for a large site to gain trust and authority. Maybe that's the explanation for what I'm seeing.