Shepherd - 7:44 pm on Jul 24, 2013 (gmt 0)
If this was in fact the case
You have to look at the big picture, we're trying to find out if user metrics are being used to determine rankings. We're not tying this to product pricing other than that it is what we are using to modify our user metrics (time on site, bounce rate, average page visits, ecom conversion rates).
whole site ranking higher
If user metrics are being used for ranking why would the whole site rank better? Why would product pages that don't have good user metrics rank well?