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Do total number of pages indexed have an impact on SERP?

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Do total number of pages indexed have an impact on SERP? RoseTrellis 5/24/12 9:44 AM
When I do a site:thisdomain.com search on Google, it says "about 106,000 results" for ThisDomain.com

If I do a site:anotherdomain.com Google search, it says "about 5,530 results" for AnotherDomain.com

These two domains are competitors, selling the same niche products. There are about 7,000 possible different products to sell available. There are no options for these products (they do not come in different colors or sizes, etc.). So there would be 7,000 product pages, max, that either site could put up.

What would account for the large number of indexed pages for ThisDomain.com? They don't offer anything other than most of the usual 7,000 products. There is no blog, there are no industry information pages, etc. There is a forum at ThisDomain.com, however, and it is several years old and very active.

More importantly, if Google says it has 106,000 indexed pages for ThisDomain.com, would that increase the SERP for individual product pages?
By the way, both domains have static product pages.

 Thanks for your opinion.
Re: Do total number of pages indexed have an impact on SERP? RoseTrellis 5/24/12 11:18 AM
After some further research, I found that a website forum's pages are all indexed individually.

So now my question becomes:
Do the quantity of pages that are indexed for a site contribute toward SERP?
Specifically, would the large number of indexed pages help ThisDomain.com's individual PRODUCT pages rank better for the product names, just because the product pages are on a domain with a lot of indexed pages?
Re: Do total number of pages indexed have an impact on SERP? RoseTrellis 5/26/12 4:42 AM
Does anyone have an answer for the question "Do the quantity of total pages that are indexed for a site contribute toward position in search results for a specific product keyword?"


Re: Do total number of pages indexed have an impact on SERP? Best Docs 5/26/12 5:59 AM
No quantity shuldnt have any impact. Every page stands as its own. Impact can be how many times this page is linked from that domain or another external pages.
Check some samples and you will find many sites with only 1 000 indexed pages ranking in top 3 for that niche and others with 10 000+ much less.