So I'm wondering if you guys have experience with this. I know (i think) that Google hates small niche sites, but is the size of the site really the problem when it comes to getting penalized? Or has it just been bad link building, too high of keyword density, too many ads and so on? Let's say you find what looks like a good keyword to target but you don't want to spend money on 20 or 50 articles for example to find out even if it's a site worth pursuing. Would it be smart to just try ranking for that 1 keyword with 1 good article at first and then see if it's worth adding to? I don't plan on building small sites, but i'd also like to try and cut costs at least at first and be able to test my site a little before investing too much into it. Any advice would be appreciated.