Sally_Stitts - 11:05 pm on Oct 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Sally - I have been seeing something similar, but it most definitely does not happen on all pages. For now, let me ask... are you searching your title quoted, or just a default all the words search?
The title is 8 words - I searched for the first 5 words in vain - no quotation marks.
And is your title including a list of keywords, say, rather than phrases in some sort of grammatical structure?
I don't understand. I would say that 4 of the words must be used together, forming a "key phrase".
Also, if you add the extra word, is it a word that's included on your page? (I'm assuming so).
Yes. It is the 6th word in the title. (I hope this doesn't "muddy up" the theory, but this is what happens.)
The first word in the title is somewhat superfluous.
Words 2 thru 5 are absolutely necessary to the thought.
The 6th word I added to the search (6th word in the title), that made the result #1, could be considered entirely superfluous.