Planet13 - 11:38 pm on Jan 5, 2012 (gmt 0) [edited by: Robert_Charlton at 12:12 am (utc) on Jan 6, 2012]
yes, the home page does link directly to the targeted landing page.
For what it is worth, late last night I merged the informational "Blue Widgets Meanings" page into the ecommerce "Blue Widgets" page. I did the proper redirects and checked they were both serving the right responses using fetch as googlebot.
In the past, the keywords used to find these pages were quite similar; "blue-widgets.html" ranked #9 for the term "blue widgets, while "blue-widgets-info.html" ranked #1 to #2 for the term "blue widgets meanings" and "the meaning of blue widgets." It also did fairly well for "different blue widgets" or "different kinds of blue widgets"
So hopefully this will help give a boost.
[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 12:12 am (utc) on Jan 6, 2012]