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.
I’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.