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Yeah.. but wouldnt you for once want to test something on a PR10 site.
For purpose of speculation, I'd like to put search engine into their title and see if they can rise a few more notches and get a few more visitors from searchers on Yahoo and MSN. ;)
I feel like everything I know is wrong and what the bleep do I know.
But it's clear that Google did not tweak this result -- maybe their organic search division is trying to force corporate to spring for an Adwords buy.
It seems logical to me that the sites above G have a lot more backlinks to them with that exact search term. When people link to G, they use the term "Google" not the term "Search Engine" in their links.
i.e. this is pretty conclusive evidence IMHO that Anchor Text pulls more weight than what is becoming "old-fashioned" green-bar Page Rank.
what the bleep do I know
Well, I'll take your opinion over just about anyone else's, FWIW. ;-)
As for this very humorous search (and if it's not funny to you, then you're holding on way too tight) ... ;-)
Seems to me that this reflects half of the whole problem with G's SERP's right now.
All the technical crap aside, bottom line: I don't care that G is not in the #1 spot for this term. What I care about is that G is not featuring a search engine - ANY search engine - in the #1 spot for a search on "search engine."
Yes it's representative. It's representative of how far afield they've gotten from relevance (or perhaps I should say "usefulness"): To the point that their number one result for this search query is a site that comments on the subject of the search query, rather than being representative of the search query.
How far reomved must they get to realize the issues with their current SERP's?
>>What I care about is that G is not featuring a search engine - ANY search engine - in the #1 spot for a search on "search engine." <<
However, looking at the title of the site on #1 spot, make me wonder whether repeating the keyphrase "search engine" twice plus a single keyphrase "search engines" on the <title></title> has, among other factors, an effect on high rankings on the serps according to the current algos!