commit: 6b2ca8a - #414 (2014-03-05 12:54:44 -0500)
Wow... Bill did a phenomenal write up here!
I'd also like to point out that for the query "cell phone ratings" - the Consumer Reports page rankings does have the word "ratings" appear 15 times on the page (just using 'find' in the browser) and that most other things ranking in that SERP also have "reviews" in the title and not "rankings".
Additionally, all three searches in question have relatively low search volumes (about 100-1300 locally). I'd love to see this on something getting 5000+ searches a month.
While I'm not denying there might be co-occurrence at play, or other non-traditional ranking factors, I am curious as to wether these are just lower competition queries to begin with.