Monday, October 08, 2007

PageRank Dropped from 5 to 4 ... Thank God it didn't drop to zero!

by Paula Neal Mooney

So big brother Google is doing the ol' PageRank update, and as you can see, my pagerank dropped from 5 to 4.

Yikes! (What's up with that future pagerank of zero? I'm cursing that in Jesus' Name!)

Anway, I'm glad my Google pagerank didn't drop down to zero, as you can see some of the people listed below have experienced recently.

Turns out it's all probably related to PayPerPost stuff, or do-follow stuff to people taking advantage of the whole no-no-follow thing, or my blogger salary backlinks or something.


PayPerPost Still Thinks I'm a Google PageRank 5...

I was monkeying around on PayPerPost today -- finally got a PPP direct offer for my TV site! (Thank You, Lord -- You're bringing in more money since I paused that thing to hear from You than when I was dripping blood, sweat and tears over it.)

Anyway, PPP still thinks I've got a Google PageRank of 5 on this blog. I was as tempted as Christ probably was to turn that stone into a hot buttered roll in the desert after 40 days of no food to accept one of those chumpies -- but none floated by boat, and they'd probably find out anyway at some point.

They'll update the fact that my Google PageRank dropped from 5 to 4 in a week or so, I'm guessing.


Did Your Google PageRank Drop, Too?

I know the folks listed below have experienced or written about this issue of Google's most recent pagerank dropping.

I was surprised to see that Darren Rowse once experienced change in Google SERP rankings akin to mine whereby his traffic significantly dropped. (His PageRank is a 6 right now, as well as ShoeMoney's, but John Chow's dropped to a 5.)






What to do after your Google Pagerank drops?


So ... I'm thinking about next steps. Maybe I'll get rid of the do follow stuff like Wendy from eMoms at Home talked about doing. (I see she's still a PageRank 5.)

I don't know, I just love giving link love to folks -- and my other sites! -- but we'll see.

I know I should really take the time to find my dead links and delete them.


Guess I'll take the time to read what some of these folks have written about pagerank dropping and decide (Yes, I know that's 30 more backlinks -- but I told you, I love giving the link love! It's one effective way for us to all get together around the same topic):


  1. Link Selling Equals Google Juice Squeeze30 minutes ago by In the News
    Last week, I noticed the Stanford Daily had dropped from when I wrote the above in April to PR7 today. That's a huge drop that has no apparent reason to happen. Some others were also reporting PageRank drops. So I pinged Google, ...
  2. Google Page Rank to be Affected by Text Link Ads34 minutes ago by Steven Finch
    I have noticed that a few month ago Crenk was a PR4 and now since i have added Text Link Ads it has dropped to a PR1, for no real reason. Who else has been seeing a drop in traffic and or page rank? Share This.
  3. Daily Blog Tips1 hour ago by Daniel
    Search Engine Land just published an article titled “Official: Selling Paid Links Can Hurt Your PageRank or Rankings on Google.” The article illustrates some high profile sites like the Stanford Daily, which saw its PR drop from 9 to 7
  4. Selling Paid Links Can Hamper Your Page Rankings On Google2 hours ago by Navneet Kaushal
    One the question is "What if someone sells links and gets their PageRank dropped or traffic reduced under this new policy by Google? In regard to this question, Google says , "Most people hit with a PageRank decrease will likely notice ...
  5. Careful, G might hear you3 hours ago by Meg
    While there hasn’t been a widespread PageRank update, many blogs have undergone a manual adjustment and witnessed their PageRank drop by one or two points (out of ten). How widespread this is, is hard to tell. ...
  6. Real PageRank Update In Progress5 hours ago by Yaro
    Ok, perhaps my last post about PageRank updating was premature, but now there’s enough signs in the forums that the PageRank update is happening. Not only are the forums buzzing about it, but it appears this blog has dropped from a 6 to ...
  7. "If You're Gonna Dance, You Gotta Pay the Band"8 hours ago by Affiliate Blogs
    So I pinged Google, and they confirmed that PageRank scores are being lowered for some sites that sell links. In addition, Google said that some sites that are selling links may indeed end up being dropped from its search engine or have ...
  8. Does PageRank Just Update?11 hours ago
    I notice that JohnChow blog drop from PR6 to PR 5 and then I came across to Sabahan blog and he did say that his blog now has drop to PR4 from PR5. And I notice that nothing happened to my blog PR yet.Maybe my PR is updated and no ...
  9. Market Your Website13 hours ago by philin
    This site has a Google page rank drop from 4 to 3 just a yesterday and I guess I better start looking for a web optimization company. It was enjoying a page rank 4 for many months, almost a year before the recent Google shakeup. ...
  10. My page rank dropped20 hours ago by Sabrina
    First of all, they haven’t updated page rank in close to 5 months when it’s usually every 3. To add insult to injury, this blog has gone down to a 1. I don’t think this was even an official update. They’re just updating random blogs. ...
  11. Google updates PageRank, many are not happy22 hours ago by Bulletz
    Many a naysayer has predicted that this day would come, and now it has. I think it is going to drive those who do paid posting to work harder to do more content that is unpaid. It’s just the way that the Google bombs drop…metaphorically ...
  12. SERPs taking a bumpy ride on the Good Ship Google - could an ...23 hours ago by The Google Watchdog
    In the last week, I've chatted with several webmasters that have had their PR dropped by a point or 2. These changes are showing up on the toolbar, and have propagated to all the data centers. Multiple backlink updates at a frequency we ...
  13. Website Optimization Firm will be real busy now22 hours ago by Lilian
    She relied on organic traffic and when her pagerank was reduced, her traffic dropped drastically. I suggested to her to hire a website optimization firm to help catapult her traffic. I am not sure if she is going to spend some money to ...
  14. Marketing over the internet23 hours ago by Paris Beaverbanks
    Ever since the Google Page Rank of a couple of my sites dropped, I was wondering what I’d done wrong. I wasn’t having super duper high PR anyway, but to have it drop is like a blow to the stomach. Its like I’m being penalized for ...
  15. Google Updates It’s Paid Link Algo?7 Oct 2007 by Martin
    I’ve noticed that around about the internet there have been a lot of websites that have had their page rank dropped by 1 point. It’s really strange that all of these websites have dropped by 1 TBPR (tool bar page rank) Although these ...
  16. PR's trending downwards6 Oct 2007 by Dan
    We have dropped 1 point here, if it's not just a fluctuation. I've checked a few bigger sites which also seemed to be dropping rather than gaining PR. Sites like MSN are also showing a 1 point drop. It has been 160 days since the last ...
  17. Banned By Google And Back Again6 Oct 2007 by lff
    I opened my bugged version of Internet Explorer: my PageRank was 0. By now I was frantic. I went to http://www.google.com and typed in 'site:www.tigertom.com': no pages listed. I did this for two other satellite sites of mine: ditto. ...
  18. Dancing With The Gevil - Defamed By Google?6 Oct 2007 by Andy Beard
    The penalty I seem to have received is a major drop in my visible PageRank, and based upon the ranking of some of the sites I have linked to for certain phrases, may also have affected my ability to pass PagerRank and other ranking ...
  19. Google Flexes On Page Rank Debate Once Again11 hours ago by Jim Kukral
    Last week, I noticed the Stanford Daily had dropped from when I wrote the above in April to PR7 today. That’sa huge drop that has no apparent reason to happen. Some others were also reporting PageRank drops. So I pinged Google, ...
  20. Comment on Yes, Virginia, Google Will Hurt Your Site For Selling Links7 hours ago by Harith
    Just wish to mention that www.statcounter.com PageRank dropped from PR9 to PR8. This is the second time that the same site lose PageRank. Previously it was PR10.
  21. Pagerank dropped another point6 Oct 2007 by Andreas Bard
    This blog is now a Pagerank 2. About two months ago this blog had a Pagerank of 4 when it suddenly dropped to 3 and now another drop. What is up with the Pagerank system? Are the rumours true that the days of the Pagerank system is ...
  22. Latest Google PageRank Update - How Are You Doing?4 Oct 2007 by Gaman
    The post mentions that Sabahan.com PageRank had dropped from PR5 to PR4. I don’t usually monitor my own PageRank regularly each time someone announces that an update is underway but this post has definitely caught my attention because ...
  23. WayneLiew.com First Google PR Update5 Oct 2007 by Wayne Liew
    I lost my PR5/10 - Google pagerank is moving”, stating that her Page Rank (PR) has dropped a level and also, she is stating out that Hong Kiat and Sabahan, who have PR5 labeled on their blogs before the update, have their PR deducted to ...
  24. PageRank dropped??4 Oct 2007
    Tony Fendall wrote an interesting post today on PageRank dropped?? Here’sa quick excerpt. Although I don’t see a PageRank update going on, somehow, the PageRank on my frontpage suddenly dropped to 5...
  25. Enhanced Web Layout and Design Sticks To A Higher Page Rank6 Oct 2007 by passion@seo
    If your site contains dead links, it will immediately decrease your page rankings. Regardless of the internal, external, inbound or outbound links, the dead links are going to give you a lower SERP. You can make use of free internet ..
  26. Google finally updating PageRank?24 minutes ago
    Google has not updated their pagerank numbers since April. This weekend several people reported...
  27. What is Google Doing with PageRank?1 hour ago
    Danny confirmed what we all expected yesterday - selling links can reduce your PR, reduce your rankings and stop you ranking for your own name. I had expected that the next PR update would see sites like John Chow.com and the penalised ...
  28. Google Pagerank Update: Who Cares?18 hours ago by Jack Humphrey
    So, Pagerank update. Who Cares? No one. And everyone. We rant and rant month after month and update after update about how Google Pagerank sucks. Yet we are usually the first to check for update information as if we are the biggest fans ...
  29. Google PageRank and Backlink Update - Have You Been Affected?7 Oct 2007 by Rene LeMerle
    After an unusually long time, it appears Google is updating its PageRank and Backlink measures according to many website owners. Google's PageRank and Backlink count are are key measures Google uses to determine its search engine ...

8 comments:

5xmom.com said...

I lost PR in SIX blogs of mine. Had recovered from the shock and am still making money. Oh well, we are made of sterner stuff eh? Fall and rise again. My adsense dropped 40%, my traffic too. But that alone won't feed me, so I am still selling TLA and doing paid posts. Have you tried LinkWorth? It is great. They have their own LinkRank and doesn't rely on pagerank.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

My PageRank dropped from 5 to 4!

The worse part is that my Technorati Authority is practically in the toilet. I have no clue what's going on.

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At this update of the google, i lost pr too. I just dont know what happen. Maybe it tells me to optimize it again. very sad.

Opal Tribble said...

Mine dropped from a 4 to a 3 last update it went from a 5 to a 4. My traffic has not decreased. I don't rely too much Google for traffic and most of my money is made via affiliate marketing. I've made more with that than I've ever made with paid posts and adsense combined.

Personally I think people put too much emphasis on PR. What's important is how I rank for relevant terms. I do very well with that.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Yeah, hopefully the PR drop won't affect traffic.

I'm grateful mine is going back up.

Bonnie Calhoun said...

I checked my statcounter and sitemeter, and it hasn't affected my traffic at all.

Paula Neal Mooney said...

Good, glad your traffic didn't drop any, Bonnie.

And thanks, Lilian -- I got approved for LinkWorth, but I really need to go back there and check out what to do.

Take care all,
Paula

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