backdraft7 - 3:47 pm on Oct 23, 2012 (gmt 0)
I also notice that my 1 and 2 position keywords hold position quite well, however, the further down the page, the more "in flux" the key phrases become. This just seems like Google's inability to provide any sort of semantic results from key phrases in my content. Earlier in the year I retired all my keyword meta tags and it seems this is when the instability really began. Now they are slowly "skinning" the long tail from my site...every week it seems like we lose more ground, with less focus on the content of our sub pages.
Two very similar key phrases that SHOULD pull up the same (or similar) results are now pulling up completely different, spammy results. In the past, I would come up for both. Google's idea of diversity I guess. Bing still gets it right. Oh and plurals are still inop for most terms.