mrguy - 5:58 pm on Aug 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
That's my recent experience too. Pretty amazing actually.
It also seems to me that very recently I seem to be having a LOT more success with "quoted" queries compared to not long ago, still not as good as longer ago though. Might just be my perception though.
That works well for Google's plan of keeping people on Google. Not so well for those who create websites to get people to come to their websites.
Personally, I don't create websites for the sake of giving Google more data to use so they can make more money by people staying on Google. I want the visitors to come to my website.
That's what the Internet is all about, not keeping people on Google so they can have more chances of you clicking an ad.