It's really sad how this is all turning out.
The cheaters largely won. The only sure way to be at the top today is by buying links. Reinforce the subcategory pages and get those products indexed.
There are items I'm searching for today that I know 10k stores sell with 1-2 results. It's crazy.
Not a direct keyword type deal but search for life insurance information by state. Results I saw three months ago are gone and what's left is a mix of blog, spam, and other sites.
Wow. Not sure what they thought was broken but this has been crazy.