mantucket - 5:28 am on Jun 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
aspdesigner, I'd love to see some specifics on this somehow or verification from several sources.
I tend to doubt that an exact-match title would be discounted, because competing sites with the same titles are still ranking while mine is not, for those keywords. In my case it would be fairly easy to switch
to regular repeated text in item descriptions, so I'd really like to know if there is something to this theory.
I did notice something similar that seemed a bit odd though, which was that when you click 'Cached' to see what it matched, the keyword matches are highlighted in page text - but NO matches are highlighted in the URL itself. I thought URL matches counted for a lot, but can't find a good example of how it used to work for comparison.
Perhaps the new mayday rules only apply to pages that get classified as 'inventory' pages?