@irish - don't feel bad, it appears many on WebmasterWorld think I'm crazy too and hallucinating my observations.
I threw some fresh meat out yesterday at about 5 pm. After no sales all day, things opened up at 6 pm.
So again, I suggest others try this with your blogs or tweak some minor text, republish and test.
Later in the evening I decided to do some shopping for myself and started searching for " x widget". The first result was a list of related keywords surrounded with Adsense ads. I had to dig to page 2 and 3 to find any decent results. No wonder people are not finding us.
One good thing, at least Google has finally revealed the exact Rube Goldberg mechanisms they employ to generate their results: [youtube.com...]
Now someone just needs to edit this to have a truck load of manure drop on the screen at the end of each search.