TheMadScientist - 7:22 pm on Feb 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
So, they fix it for those of us who have a clue about what we're doing and miss it with those who need the help? Lovely! lol
I wonder if there's a 'same text in % (or number) of links' threshold that has to be met for the changing system to kick-in?
If the pages you're talking about are long-tail (I'm guessing with 12,000 they are) then the link text frequency / number of links with the same text (other than the actual title) necessary to trigger a change might not be met, especially if the links on the site contain the title text, EG on sitemaps, or even regular pages?
My guess is quite a few of the inbound links to a site that large on a per-page basis are the title from scrapers, etc. too unless they're really worked to build deep links, which would mean a link based title change wouldn't change the titles on those pages.