This blog used to sit as a PR5 blog, and I was quite happy with myself for accomplishing that in only a short period of time. My blog was only about 4 months old when it got its first PageRank update and it jumped straight to 5. Nice!
The fist PR sweep that rolled through about a month ago knocked me down to PR3. I wasn’t too pleased with that, but I could deal with it. I figured that I could have lost a few links during that HUGE gap between pagerank updates. Unfortunately, as you can see, this blog currently has a PR0. Yup, a big fat goose egg for me…and thousands of other bloggers that blog for PayPerPost.
Google is going after PPP posties and punishing them with no pagerank. Google has always said that PR should not be used as a determination of a blogs value, and if that wasn’t apparent, it is now. I’ve always thought that this whole PR thing was a bunch of BS anyway, and now I know that it is.
Any other PPP posties get the ol’ goose egg over the past few days?
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I’m a postie and my blog’s PR recently went from PR0 to PR1. I have no idea how any of that works and I don’t even try to manipulate it, it just happened. My blog gets very little traffic too. Anyway, nice blog, see you around.
This last Google PR fun (I’m a zero now too) has really made me just stop caring about PR. I mean, if it’s going to be so whimsical like this, why bother worrying about it right? (#):)
You are correct. It’s sort of like a child “taking his ball and going home.”
So what has your Real Rank been averaging at PPP? Is it better or worse than you expected?
I started with a rank of 8, then it went to 11…back down to 7 now. I’m not doing bad traffic wise. I get around 2000-4000 page views per day. 🙂
Wow, that is awesome! You could say top 10 is solid. BTW- I love the look of this blog. Simple yet effective, everything blends well. Someday I may have my own domain and blog, and this blog is the kind of look I’ll be going for.
Thanks for the compliments. As for buying your own domain / hosting package….I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂
You’re welcome. If you don’t mind me asking, who are you using for hosting? Thanks.