PageRank Go Down in April 2009? My Google PageRank Didn't Increase, but Decreased to a 2 -- Was it the Text Link Ads, or something else?
If you search Google for "pagerank dropped" in the last week or so, you'll get nearly 2,000 search engine results.
True, while all of those Google serps may not be of people bitchin' and moaning about their own pagerank dropping, many of the ones on pages 1 and 2 are.
That's because Google just updated pageranks in April 2009 (people are saying that Google is updating pageranks pretty regularly -- quarterly now) and many sites got hit with pagerank drops.
Two of my Pageranked 3 blogs (this one you're reading, and the one about online shopping) went down to a 2.
Since a couple of my other, previously most popular WordPress sites had already gotten totally Google slapped and removed from their index, both of those have a N/A pagerank (meaning you're hosed and gotten pray for them to return if they've ever seen a rank and then switched down to N/A).
But I'm looking at what I still have, and at least those are a couple of pagerank 2 sites -- you'll see the other ranks over in my sidebar.
The jury goes back and forth over just how much pagerank matters anyway. One SEO tool I forgot the name of shows you how lower pageranked sites can still rank over higher pageranked sites sometimes.
Ah...should I stop with the Text Link Ads? I don't know... it's nice having a little PayPal money coming in each month.
Guess I'll keep doing what I've been doing: Just keep blogging, just keep blogging...