27.10.07

Wow! This Is One Google PR Rollercoaster Ride

It appears like it's gonna be another big round of Google gossip all over the place. Many webmeisters will have a pleasant awakening today...like getting up on the right side of the bed.

The upbeat news is that many of the blogs that suffered a Google PageRank slap a couple of days back have reverted to their previous PageRank positions. And for some it's better than that. Google have also rewarded some of those who previously were dangling at PR0.


Is this the real Google dance that has been delayed for so many months?

Darren Rowse of Problogger reported his blog had been reinstated its PR6. And he's got the skinny on why the recent PageRank slapfest was carried out by Big G.

BlockquoteI’ve had confirmation now from two sources at Google that this latest round of updates was ALL about the selling of text links... This latest furore has all been about the selling of links and is a warning shot to bloggers and webmasters who engage in the practice," writes Darren.

If that's the real issue regarding the recent PageRank slapfest, then it looks like Goog is waging a war against text links proponents. I won't be surprised if this campaign continues. Many would also like to see spam blogs and splogs get their due justice. They've been siphoning contents from other blogs and getting away with it. I'm one of the victims.


Niche Marketing's Andy Beard has also reported that he's got back his previous PR5. And he has kindly listed some of the blogs that were also reinstated.

Meanwhile, has this "Googleflux" affected my blogs? Well, based on what I noticed on the Google toolbar the PageRanks of some of my blogs have changed. Whether the PRs are going to be here today and gone tomorrow, I have no idea.

Let me give you the lowdown:

* CommonSense With Markk: Down from PR3 to 2...and back to PR3.

* The NextPost: Surprise, surprise! From PR0 to PR6. Actually, The NextPost was already a PR4 blog running under the blogspot url. Sometime back I switched to my own domain www.thenextpost.com and was running on empty (PR0).

I've other blogs and websites but that's another story.

15 comments:

Israel Jobs said...

My site, JobMob went from PR4 -> PR2 -> PR3. And I'm not selling any links on my HP. That said, my PR may have dropped if many of the sites linking to mine are still being penalized.

Jacob

Markk said...

> Israel Jobs: Probably so, my friend. Keep pumping out the good article and you'll go far.

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Court said...

Very very nice Markk! You deserve big time congratulations. This Google dance was more like a rave, lol.

Personal Trainer said...

Google has come down on sites that sell back links. The problem happened is that it could not keep a bench mark on how to discriminate between the link selling and natural link building. So there are many who has suffered from this PR drop. Thanks that there is no major variation in the SERP standings.

Markk said...

> Court: Thanks, mate. But I wonder whether Big G has finished its clean-up job.

shisa said...

I don't get it, they really reinstated all PR? So no punishment was actually given?

Markk said...

> shisha: They reinstated some blogs, not all. Many blogs are still being penalized.

Markk said...

> court: Good to see you around. Hope you get some extra juice.

dogfeast said...

Great post. I am researching how to do well in Google for my website about the iPod touch and this was helpful. Thanks

HatchThat - entrepreneurial interviews said...

PageRank or Public Relations? They sure are getting a bit of press out of it. It is easy to get caught up with these little things but it is also easy to forget it ever happened, just make sure you have a useful site and DON'T RELY on google's traffic!

Markk said...

> dogfeast: Go for it, mate. Wish you all the best.

> hatchthat: Always believe in backup plans and so on. You're right about not depending too much on Big G. If they give, take it. If not, look elsewhere.

Annie Maloney said...

My HP PR did not change. According to all the SEO tools I use it was expected to go to a PR5!? Most of my interior pages were all given a little PR. I know of several directories that lost PR and many collegues nationally that went from PR5 to PR3 and then settled in at a PR4. Have not seen any drop in the SERPS for any of those sites that lost PR. G is continuing to tweak the algos on every update and you just never know what they will focus on next until its too late....

fractal art said...

I finally got a PR! I had a PR3 on my blogspot blog before, but all of the sudden it has n/a. It has been stuck that way. Even after this PR update it still has n/a. I don't know what it could be. I am happy though that I finally got a PR, even if it is only a 1.

Joao Pedro said...

my blog stayed at PR4, i was a but worried when i heard of PR drops, but thank god mine hasnt drop!
cheers! xD