ColourOfSpring - 11:15 am on May 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
Those who are using the maximum character limit and beyond in their title are hitting first page. It's pretty horrific if you ask me. I'm seeing the entire first page of the serps for some niches covered in old forum posts, with broken English, while the major players are sitting on page two. It's actually funny because many of these forum posts on page 1 are linking to those major players on page 2. :) Demote the major players and elevate old forum posts so users have to click twice to get to their destination. This is a major fail on Google's part.
It would be funny if Google weren't driving 90% of commercial internet traffic. Makes me wonder if I shouldn't just move into offline work. I think I'd much rather work with the predictable laws of physics than deal with non-sensical issues everyday, with the latent feeling I'm doing something "wrong" all the time.... :( - at least with 99% of other jobs, you either do it right or you do it wrong, and if you do it wrong, you know exactly where you went wrong and you improve - a.k.a learning a trade. My background is website development, but it's not even enough to just do that these days - Google take over even our jobs because online success is so dependent on Google..... :(