CainIV - 5:52 am on Jun 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
I see a massive re-ordering now in one major vertical I watch, an ecommerce vertical.
I haven't created any correlation - yet - to factors. However, I do see:
1. A majority of websites with keywords in domain fell from top 10 (might not necessarily be keyword causation, just an observation)
2. Brands have certainly moved into those spots. Not a 1-3 position move; in some cases a 10-15 position jump.
3. Initial signals analysis on top 5 in this niche show respected and well-known brands now, with active social signals and brand-heavy inbound link profiles. Again, too much (still) to analyze
Essentially, resellers have taken a tumble, and only the highest authority information-based websites have held ground to brands.