lzr0 - 2:10 pm on Jul 21, 2013 (gmt 0)
Apparently EMD update affected not just domains, but individual pages as well. I have many pages with main keyphrase both in their url and meta title, which used to rank high on these keyphrases. It was not spammy (in my view)- the keyphrases were short 2-3 words and I did not repeat them too often on the page, maybe just a few times. Nevertheless, after emd Google update and later on as well, most of these pages disappeared from search results for their main keyphrases (which are in url), but still rank well for other keyphrases, which are not in url. Seems to me like for Google it's an over-optimization signal.
I wonder if anyone experienced similar thing and managed to recover?
If I have a keyphrase in a page url, is it worth now to completely remove this phrase from meta title?
How do you guys suggest to deal with this?