MikeNoLastName - 9:44 am on Jul 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
Just found another keyword that we had been tracking for >2 years, which has been below #1000 as recently as yesterday and is now at #75. Other pages that jumped into the top 50 this week are climbing about 5-10% per day.
I guess you'd have to have been there for 2 years to appreciate it. Like the song says: "Well, I've been down so very ---- long, That it looks like up to me".
Some other applicable? facts.
1. We never lost our rankings on B/Y over the last years, in fact they tended to rise a bit.
2. Most of our very few (<10) remaining highly ranked internal pages dropped from top 4 to #5-20 this past two weeks (prompting us to start buying ads) and are now back at least as high as they were previously.
3. We tried to do clean-up of duplicate titles/descriptions and adding H1s as indicated by G/B SEO help, but maybe got through only 1/3 as there are just too many since we had thousands of weekly 'blog' type columns archived over the years with the column title and description the same and no H1. Maybe G realized this is not as big a factor when the content is all different?
Overall, this COULD be a huge leap for G if they truly have finally added adequate storage space and processor power to where they ARE truly beginning to take into full account more than just the title/description/H1 of pages.