scooterdude - 10:06 pm on Dec 14, 2012 (gmt 0)
So instead of displaying whatever wins the Micro SEO Arms Race (link/anchor/h1, etc.), Google selects from a pool of web pages determined to be a certain kind of web page that related to a certain kind of user intent. The Arms Race factors of H1, anchor text and all that becomes less important because understanding the query and matching the answer to it supercedes those factors.
I think they've been doing the above since I've had an interest in SEO, its probably mandatory for a search engine to be able to pre process probable or historical queries
Their document classification comments always suggested this to me