MLHmptn - 11:45 pm on Oct 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
Is it just me or is anybody else noticing a boost for keywords in the middle of your title tag? For the last month or so I've noticed the middle keywords in my title tags have recieved a ranking boost in SERP's, where before I always tried to make sure the first word in the title tag was exactly the term(s) I was targeting. Now it seems like putting your exact target phrase as the first words in your title tag is some kind of OOP. Nothing on any of my pages has changed as far as on-page body content nor have any pages acquired any additional inbound anchors.
Strange to say the least.....Anybody else noticing this?