Competition: Create a Slogan for Bloggers Hit by the Page Rank Slam of October 07

Lets lighten the mood around here a little and have a little fun with this whole Page Rank Update – it’s time for a competition.

The winner gets a 3 month subscription to Brian’s new Teaching Sells program – worth $97. If you’ve already bought it then you get a refund.

The competition is simple – design a slogan for bloggers hit by the PageRank hit that Google dished out yesterday. Submissions will be received in the comments of this post for the next 24 hours.

  • Entries can be in any form you want – image, video or text (perhaps a little banner ad that bloggers can put on their blogs might work?). Get as creative as you like.
  • One entry per person.
  • Brian and I will select a winner tomorrow.

Here’s one I quickly whipped up – I’m sure a lot of you can do much better though!


Can’t wait to see what you come up with!


The Sydney Morning Herald just published an article about the page rank shenanigans of the last 48 hours. You can read it at WWW spooked by Google algorithm tweak.

PS: it’s an old picture and not my computer – I didn’t trade in my MacBook Pro :-)

Update: I’ve closed comments on this as the 24 hour deadline is up. Thanks for everyone for entering! Now Brian and I need to sort through them all to find a winner – give us a day or two, there’s a lot here!

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  1. Dom says:


  2. PageRankl’d!

    Looks like Ian beat me to it–but I like the Flickr-slash-Teen-Girl-Squad spelling better. ;)

  3. Wayne Liew says:

    Google Mowed Our Lawns, Here Comes Google’s Dawn

  4. “Member: Rank Slam 2007”

    I was hoping to get my first ranking. I started my blog in May, and have hundreds of natural back-links, and I’m still at page rank 0. (Only difference since the update is that now it’s a white bar, not a greyed-out bar.)

  5. Meet says:

    “Is this a Google or PR drop” :D

  6. Oops, forgot to add the link:
    Proud Member of PageSlam 2007

  7. Ken Y-N says:

    Darren – great competition idea! My newly-launched web toy perhaps sums it up?

    Your brain at PageRank 6:

    Your brain at PageRank 4:

  8. Thiru says:
  9. Eureka Diary says:

    “PR bitchslapped – the highest form of flattery”

    My PR gets holllowed
    I don’t use no follow
    Hey Google… suck on this:
    Worst Search Engine

  10. Simonne says:

    Creative Idea: the google slam brought us closer together

    Slogan: Bridged over the Grand Slam

    Image elements: something related to the bridge game (either some cards, or a bridge table, or a hand holding some cards), plus the word Grand has to be written with Google typeface and colors.

  11. Matt says:

    United Color of PageRank (125px x 125px) :

  12. Caleb says:

    “Down but not out”

  13. Bitten says:

    Bloggers: “Pagerank’s not so important”
    Google: “Ah, your blog’s not so important either”

  14. Mohsin says:

    Since all of you PRO bloggers have been targeted by Google, here’s a little badge to tell the world how important Google thinks you are.

    I hope everyone gets the irony :)

  15. Truden says:

    “Let’s make Google search irrelevant”

    Read how to do it.

  16. redwall_hp says:

    Nice graphic, Moshin. IT might be easier to understand if you slashed the zero though (like in old BASIC listings :D ).

  17. Leslie M-B says:


  18. Paul Nilsen says:

    Google Pagerank – The beatings will continue until morale improves!

  19. Hi Darren, great idea :-)

    This is not a slogan, but instead I have created a LOLCATS-style cartoon strip that represents what I feel is the importance of PageRank now. I hope that it would bring a smile to the face of somebody who’s PR had dropped. It’s up on my blog here:

  20. Nick says:

    “The Google diet: My page rank went from a ten to a four in only 24 hours!”

  21. Mark says:

    Hey Darren –

    Great idea! I was just wondering how I would use this photo I recently snapped of two love struck cows here in the Caribbean…Enter your contest :)

    If it puts a smile on your face please give me a vote.

    ps – just noticed FLICKR is sometimes giving a “stack overflow” error…just hit okay and you should get the picture.

  22. Sonia Simone says:

    “This site is proud to be Google-independent since 2007”

  23. Fred says:

    Don’t Panic!

  24. John Place says:

    To the Tune of Milli Vanilli’s “Blame it on the Rain”:

    Blame it on the RANK,
    Because it’s fallen,
    Blame it on the RANK,
    that fell last night

    Whatever you do,
    don’t put the blame on you,
    just Blame on the RANK… Yeah.. Yeah…

  25. Mariella says:

    “PageRank? That’s so 2006.”

  26. Mike says:

    My entry to the competition can be found here:

    However, I got a bit carried away…


  27. Rose says:

    Great idea Darren. Looking forward to what everyone comes up with.

  28. Andrew G.R. says:

    PageRank, as relevant as CopRock.

  29. Shawn Farner says:

    My tagline (somewhere above) inspired a poem. Forgive me, I’m an English major.

    I am the captain of my words
    I sail so that they might be heard
    I float beneath the sunny skies
    or stormy ones if God defies

    And God is one we cannot see
    He makes the rules so slaves are we
    His name beginning with a G
    Two O’s, one G, one L, one E

    He leads us as he keeps us blind
    When people search and try to find
    We have the answers but they’re tossed
    We are outranked and so they’re lost

    But we may fight this tyranny
    From he who starts with letter G
    And though we may have lost our rank
    Our ships, our words, they never sank

  30. PageWhat?

  31. Bank says:

    Google did it again!

  32. Joe says:
  33. McBilly says:

    Great idea Darren! I’m also loving the Teaching Sells Brian!

    Here is my entry. Hope I win!

  34. Manojit says:

    “I’ll be back” (as in Terminator by Schwarzenegger)

  35. Thilo says:

    GOOGLE… I don’t care, but your users care!!!

  36. here’s my entry

    It’s animated. You have to wait about 3 seconds before it does anything.


  37. I cant has pagerank?

    [Not an entry into the contest, just wanted to play along :) ]

  38. James Wilcox says:

    Here’s my impression of Google to the rest of the world…especially bloggers.

  39. Chris says:

    This is a parody of the Montana Anti-Meth Ad available at

    “My Sister Always Looked Up To Me. Even After I Made Her A Pagerank Addict.”

  40. My suggeston:


  41. Chris says:

    Hi Darren, Your PR is back up to 6 on the toolbar and on Iwebtool’s PR checker!

    I lost 1 point of PR from two pages, but it those two points seem to have migrated to a previously unranked page that now has a PR 2.

    Maybe things will shakeout for everyone during the next week.

  42. FIRE Finance says: