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they are unique, rich in quality contents, but they are far from getting a good ranking on G
Google has just about eliminated every method we can use to promote those pages ourselves.
Example: Go type in "venues" on Google.
Why is there a top 10 listing for a poetry website in Southern California that has a few venues for reading poetry listed?!
It's all about links. Internal links. External Inbound links. And some content.
the difference is that my pages are superior in every aspect of widget information, images and site architecture, any page can be accessed with a maximum of two clicks...
the results are worse these days for monetary reason
Firstly it's irrelevant...and secondly you have a lot to learn if you believe that!
There are plenty of crappy results for areas that don't even run any ads. I absolutely agree that there are issues, but I don't agree that it's all about AdWords.
It's clear that one of goo's goals is to make seo an unprofitable and unworkable solution