Some folks have been saying that the page title is becoming a less salient factor. If this is true, other factors may surface as more significant.
I personally believe that the nature of a page *as a referer* is evaluated differently than its nature *as a term contender*... owing to the idea that the google index is a conglomeration of personal recommendations. mary, who is liked by peter, would probably be dug by paul, owing to certain elements of the peter-paul kinship. i believe that meta tags are considered a strong indicator of the nature of a referer. this is sloppy advice without proof, but it certainly is testable.