Alot of it was thin content (results pages being duplicated) so we were advised to cull it and beef up the main pages when we started losing traffic i.e.
so we culled 2 and 3 and now have
Which has all the results..
Instead of panda lovin' the site and pushing us up, we declined in visits of the years as google de-indexed pages.
I now see a competitor with a similar domain strength and 150,000 pages (against our 3,000) gaining about 10 times the amount of traffic in Ahrefs.
Of course, there are many SEO factors, but was the culling of pages the wrong thing to do? Do you think it pays, when you have a listings site, to create as many pages as possible instead of fewer with quality?
bit of a how long is a piece of string question but just want some opinions on this strategy.