Robert_Charlton - 4:55 pm on Sep 28, 2011 (gmt 0)
AT this moment i do not have any control over the content on the overview page. This is because it shows the latest updated or newest article on top.
Under these circumstances, it's not reasonable to call Google "stubborn". Probably better to say that Google isn't psychic. ;)
I myself would definitely add some static content to precede links to the articles, and if possible, to avoid duplication, I'd use article summaries... ie, brief article descriptions... rather than quoted article excerpts.
jaffstar is right on about the importance of internal and external linking, but I wouldn't rely on linking alone. The overview page needs to be about "widgets" to a degree that its content, inbound links, and the articles that it links to all combine to make this page the nexus of "widgets" on your site. The page itself needs to be worth linking to.
With user-generated content, without some editorial control, it can be difficult to have enough consistent content for Google or your users to understand what the page is about. Most of the blogs, eg, that I see doing well are well edited.