cwnet - 12:22 am on Mar 23, 2013 (gmt 0)
On the relationship between number of staff and credibility:
I believe their is none. A one man shop can be just as good as a 30.000 bee shop.
However, I believe if you are running a website covering a certain industry (any industry) than it does add a lot to your credibilty if you actually are supported by the major players of that industry.
Support may come in various styles: Links, Advertisement, Social Media Recommendations, Collaborations, offline support etc. - Many activities may not be available to Google algorithmes because things do happen outside the Google world.
Therefore, anything Google does is flawed because Google does not take into account what happens in the real world!