outland88 - 6:39 pm on Jul 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
I would agree with Planet 13 that site size is unquestionably a factor in the algo. In fact this pops up in Health areas probably more than any other area Iíve seen. You can literally find large auto parts sites and even baseball card sites whoíve written a mediocre page about a health subject and are ranking well purely based upon the size of the site. The answer is pretty clear in those instances without testing. Many niche categories go largely untouched until the brands feel it canít be ignored. Once they do and they will because their appetite is voracious soon you fall. The idea that you can dodge this by dealing in balloons this year and clock parts the next really just shows youíre chasing income not a commerce site. I'm not against that but putting that out there as a workable business solution makes me cringe.
One of my favorite things to do in Health is show people the top 100 or 200 domain names and have them guess what subject was being searched for. Nobody has ever been able to give me a correct answer because site size was a large factor in the rankings. It was not the sole factor though.