If you have a website packed with hundreds or even thousands of pages, it must mean higher rankings and more organic search traffic right? Wrong, at least that’s what Google’s Matt Cutts says anyway.

Matt uploaded a new video to the Google Webmaster Help Channel on YouTube today to answer a question from Leah in New York, something he frequently does to engage with webmasters around the world and address their most common questions and concerns regarding Google and SEO.

Question: Does a website get a better overall ranking if it has a large amount of indexed pages?

“I wouldn’t assume that just because you have a large number of indexed pages that you automatically get a high-ranking. That’s not the case.” Matt answers. He goes on to add that having a large number of pages with different targeted keywords could present the opportunity to rank for related queries, though.

Here is the video: