Spica - 3:42 pm on Mar 22, 2004 (gmt 0)
I noticed that if you search for keyword1 keyword2 (without the quotation marks, which most people never use), Google does not give priority anymore to sites that actually have the 'keyword1 keyword2' string. They used to, which made the results much better for the average surfer when 'keyword1 keyword2' refers to something very specific, and pages that only talk about keyword1 and keyword2 are irrelevant. It's probably a consequence of the new algo giving priority to sites that are 'authoritative' on either keyword1 OR keyword2, but only mention the other word in passing. As a consequence, the current results for this type of search are often extremely bad.