It was never my intent to have the search results appear in the SERPs. It was my intent to send my visitor to a web page that confirmed and illustrated some point I was trying to make, or to confirm specific data. Since pages change, I thought it was a BETTER OPTION to let Google select the CURRENT best page to make my point, by selecting a very specific search phrase.
When I check the results of the searches I specify, I am happy with the pages that Google chooses to present. If I am not happy, I change the search, so that it DOES reflect exactly what I want. Sometimes, I will use as many as 8 words in my search phrase. If that is not quite specific enough, I will use quotation marks to ensure that visitors will see exactly what I want.
My main purpose in doing this, is to avoid sending the visitor to a dead link, which WAS excellent, but which is now gone. There is not much "good stuff" on the net, that does not appear in multiple places. I am trusting Google to present LIVE links, that are dead-on appropriate - IF I can create a very apt search phrase. That has been my theory, and goal.