SerpsGuy - 9:06 am on Jun 5, 2013 (gmt 0)
looks to me like they are testing ranking based on not just what KWs are IN the title tag and domain, but by which words are NOT. ex. Far Cry 3 vs Far Cry 3 Review
I am also noticing terms with "review" or "rating" etc… won't rank for one word term of that same search.
I also believe its a struggle they have to go through, trying to find a way to rank websites based less on the bad links and more on good links and good content. They know negative seo kinda #*$!ed up how they determined who mattered.
My personal rankings? I see my one word key terms rank dropping slowly. Very slowly, but its happening. I also see my two word terms ( review ) rank the same, havent moved.
I just disavowed over 780 domains from a negative seo attack, so that could play a role in my drop - but I seriously doubt it. Google knows what domains are trash from multiple reports.