TheOptimizationIdiot - 2:13 pm on Apr 30, 2013 (gmt 0)
On his site he has the title bar - His Name keyword1 keyword2
On page - keyword1 keyword2
Oh, that's nothing compared to the medical service related search I did last night when I got 26 of the top 30 for the same business name, (one use of the business name does offer the service), but the sites ranking were all different sites and some were completely unrelated except for having the same business name in the title.
By some were completely unrelated I mean:
The title of one is: Medical Service Provider Related Business Name - Bathroom Fixture (Yes, they sell bathroom fixtures and have nothing to do with the service I searched for, but they are certified and licensed to make EPA repairs and remove paint from my bathroom. Phew!)
The title of another is: Medical Service Provider Related Business Name | Home Safety and Security (Great! Someone can have an alarm installed -- if they get over the disease they're suffering from, but to find more than one service provider for that they'll likely have to use Bing.)
Keep in mind I did not search for the business name. I searched for a medically related service generally, but the business name that showed in title of every result for 26 of the top 30 did start with AAA, so maybe now they're just alphabetizing?
They said they were going to organize the worlds information and alphabetizing is organization, so maybe they've given up on trying to show people what they're looking for and are going to put everything in alphabetical order for people.
The query was basically: [Service Type in City State]
Congratulations Google, somehow you're getting even worse, how the hell can anyone compete with this kind of "quality" result?
Well, in the result set I'm talking about having a page titled: 000000001 Medical Service Provider Related Business Name on your site might do the trick.
There is absolutely no way they used any personalization, search history, or other "visitor behavior based influence" to show me the ridiculousness they did for the query, because I'd just conducted the same query and more specific variations of the query in other major cities within the same state, so showing me what I was looking for rather than remodeling results should have been easy.
I do check this result set fairly often and I'm not sure exactly when it changed, it hasn't been this way too long, so I'll go with the something changed recently theory.
[edited by: TheOptimizationIdiot at 2:38 pm (utc) on Apr 30, 2013]