realmaverick - 11:56 am on Sep 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
I have had this problem in the past. And in fact just made a pot about it.
In the past, i knew how to fix it. It was neary always related to, too many links ON the page. Strange I know. But do a count. For me anything over 80 was preventing some pages ranking.
One example, I had a page for blue widgets, no matter what it wouldn't rank. And instead a lousy page. Went on for over a year. One evening I removed half the links on the page and less than 48 hours later, it had a number 1 ranking.
But recently, a new page im having issues with, doesn't appear to be related to links, as I removed a large chunk of them but no move at present.
This is extremely frustrating.