PageRank? Ouch!Google search engine | October 24th, 2007 | 6 Comments
Now this might hurt (or better, it did hurt quiet a lot to some). The so long awaited PageRank update and all the Page Rank discussion is showing his horns slowly.
If in the previous update everyone was happy because his or her website/blog PR has increased for this long awaited PageRank people have only sad faces. The first who was horned by PageRank was John Chow, who lost his page rank for one grade. The domain JohnChow.com was downgraded from PR6 to PR5.
And the horning continues
Well if you expected that JohnChow.com had a special horning treatment you were most probably wrong. Many other professional bloggers and webmasters got horned their PageRank grade. Lets take a look at some of the big guys that got horned.
- ProBlogger got PageRank horned
- Digital School Photography Blog got PageRank horned (Darren Rowse’s second blog)
- Search Engine Journal got PageRank horned
- Copyblogger got PageRank horned
- Update: NetBusinessBlog got PageRank horned too (from PR5 to PR3)
All these blogs previously had a PR6 or Page Rank 7, today they seem to be horned and have a PageRank 4 (ouch). Most of the names sites claim that have never sold links on those sites and hence they see no reason to get this horning (penalization) on their Page Rank, than why? Some of them presume that it could be because they spoke something against Google and the pagerank penalization, but who knows actually if thats the reason? Would really Google get low like that and fight in this nasty way?
Or simply the way that they received backlinks lately is not legit for Google? I doubt they will ever find an answer to their question in regard of the Page Rank horning.