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ProBlogger – PageRank 4

Posted By Darren Rowse 24th of October 2007 Search Engine Optimization 270

Wow – this is an interesting one.

ProBlogger’s page rank is currently at a 4 – and so is Digital Photography School.

I’d heard blogs had been penalized in their page rank recently for selling text links – bizarre thing is that neither of these two blogs sell links. I’ve never sold text links at DPS and haven’t on ProBlogger for months now – perhaps I was penalized for taking them off!

Both had page ranks of 6 yesterday and previously ProBlogger was a 7. Even jobs.problogger.net has been hit and it’s on a subdomain. Looks like something’s going on over at the Googleplex – is anyone else noticing changes today or did someone over there take offense at something I said? Maybe they don’t like that I took AdSense off ProBlogger (joking).

PS: just noticed Copyblogger is a 4 now too – hmmmm.

UpdateAndy Beard and Daniel Scocco are compiling lists of blogs and other sites impacted by this PageRank ‘update’.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
Comments
  1. Google PR is not the only criteria that determines the worth of your blog. Its true many have lost business because of the PR drop. I now have become a fan of problogger!

  2. Its sad how much google has control over us. I really wish Live and Yahoo would even things up, but they can never make any progress.

  3. myself think that its a good idea to penalize those who sell links and those who buy them. Otherwise those companys or people with a lot of money will get the top rank in google. Do you think thats fair? This way the small guy at least has a chance of getting a good rank

  4. If google allow paid links its going to be a area where anybody who has money can manupulate google. This is then brings more toruble for google later.

  5. I think people misunderstand that being controlled by google is not that that bad, They make fair rules. Their is no evidence to suggest that they manipulate the internet. And if you play by the rules you can even make some good money.

  6. I am still not sure I really understand the whole page rank thing, but if you want to be on the net you can not ignore google.

  7. i think PR is not important. its important to think same google :C

  8. Hey Darren,
    I am also not into selling/buying links but still my blog pr went down.
    Just don’t have a clue of whats happening

    regards
    Avik
    http://www.flash-design-india.com.

  9. I think people misunderstand that being controlled by google is not that that bad, They make fair rules. Their is no evidence to suggest that they manipulate the internet. And if you play by the rules you can even make some good money.

  10. It’s good problogger now pr4. They well deserved because they have to much ads on the page.

  11. I received this ‘present’ from Google about week ago when my PR dropped from 3 to 2, but the best part is that this PageRank drop doesn’t hurt traffic at all.
    i hope that i get a good idea form your article.
    your article are good

  12. I agree with Sam as I don’t worry about the page rank…just don’t have one yet!

  13. If google allow paid links its going to be a area where anybody who has money can manupulate google. This is then brings more toruble for google later.

  14. I have dropped too from 4 to 1, wonder why

  15. I noticed I have a PR of 4 today, after 2 and 3 for a long time. As I know of one horrible blog that was never updated more often than once every 3 weeks and would have no reason for any significant general traffic that was PR 5 until recently – it’s monster keyword stuffed and full of other babyish blackhat stuff (they still won’t make it go below 3 and it’s a genuine “0”) – I think it’s all a bunch of hooey.

  16. Otherwise those companys or people with a lot of money will get the top rank in google. Do you think thats fair? This way the small guy at least has a chance of getting a good rank

  17. If google allow paid links its going to be a area where anybody who has money can manupulate google. This is then brings more toruble for google later

  18. I’ve seen some stability with the PR of our website. We’ve been at a 3 for the longest time and now moved to 4. It’s taken some work.

  19. Not bad actually, minde drop to pr 1

  20. I dropped from 4 to 3

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