PageRank/AdSense Clarification – I’m not Funny

A quick clarification. In my post announcing that I’d taken a PageRank hit last night I mentioned that perhaps it was because I’d taken AdSense off my blog. I included a little smiley face next to that because it was something that I said – not believing was true for a second. There’s no chance that this is the reason.

I thought it was obvious that I was joking and not serious – but unfortunately I assumed incorrectly that people would see this and today have seen 10 or so bloggers reporting that this is what I think.

I’ve since updated that post to remove the smiley face and include a ‘joking’ comment. Sorry for the confusion – I think I’ll leave the jokes for others in future.

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  1. Steve Buscemi says:

    That’s good to know John, hopefully more $$$ over coming weeks as PR continues to fall ;-)

  2. This is a serious conundrum – do I want to get a higher page ranking, this is assuming that adsense and PR are linked – and then let all the people who visit my site go and see the competitors

    I know this thread is quite dead, but maybe someone has email notification and can let me know.

    Cheers, Peter
    PS my blog is at