brianp - 4:33 pm on Sep 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
Something is definitely in the works...here's what I'm seeing. All our related to e-commerce searches in an established industry.
For keywords that have been fairly stable for a number of years I'm seeing major players being downgraded to page two and three. Most of these major players product pages have been pretty static for a year or more.
Products that we have recently added that were ranking well individually for their keywords are now being outranked by category page that has the product listed.
Many many keywords are seeing upward movement through every method used to check them (goosh.org, logged in, logged out, mobile devices) with few staying stable and a few dropping a position or two.
Either something is being "tested" right now, or this is a preview of an update that is in the works. Not sure which I'd prefer at this point.