Google PRoblems

by Gary on October 11, 2008 · 8 comments

in Google Page Rank,News,SEO

Seen changes, whether good or bad, in your Google page rank lately? You shouldn’t be surprised since Google since according to Matt Cutts there was a PR update that took place end of last month. If your site was adversely affected by the PR update my advise is to NOT sweat it because page rank alone does not determine how well you do in Google’s SERPs.

Take Phoenixrealm, we do not have a really great PR right now (were down to just 3) but if searching for us in Google using the very competitive term SEO BLOG I’m very happy to see that we still have the number 5 spot. So you see page rank is not everything.

There are those who will find a lowered page rank a real problem though but only because:

A) their clients (or they themselves) still subscribe to the myth that page rank is everything, or
B)  they have blogs that rely on sponsored posts (Pay Per Post, etc.)for revenue.

If you fall under category A then it is time to realise and make your client realise that the green pixels showing the site’s page rank doesn’t count as much as the other factors in order to place well in Google’s SERPs. To help reinforce this belief all you need to do is look for websites that do not have high PRs but that do well even for competitive terms.

If you fall under category B then you do have a bigger problem since in many cases opportunities for sponsored posts are doled out based on PR. What you can do to help you is focus more effort on rebuilding your PR by doing link building and looking at your site’s link architecture. On the other hand you could also of course also find other ways to increase your revenue. There are plenty of ways to do this online and if your site/blog has been around for some time now and you get a good amount of traffic then do look into other options.

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  • w3master

    i haven’t a PRoblem with Google at the moment.But everyone is unknown in this world so you don’t say “it will be good” or “it won’t be good”.

  • seobee

    my site from pr 2 – pr 3. But my friend who has done mas submission before, his site from pr3 dropped to pr1.

    Google seem like hate mass submission so much :)

  • martha

    Ya google changes time to time its searching technique and the page rank algorithm.
    I have heard that it;s bots crawl in 2-3 months and changes the page rank..
    If you do a little change it could be harmful of beneficial to you.

  • martha

    Ya, google changes time to time its searching technique and the page rank algorithm.
    I have heard that it;s bots crawl in 2-3 months and changes the page rank..
    If you do a little change it could be harmful of beneficial to you.

  • alex

    I think there is BUG in Google. I started to work on a new .COM domain, after a few weeks the domain was listed top 1, when searching for the “domainname”.com, now after 1 month, google is not showing the .com domain in SERPs, is showing the rubbish directories who has link to the .com domain. all pages are PR0 or unranked, and even the alexa rank is lower than my domain, BUT WHY? almost 7 out of 10 links in SERP are rubbish links to my site, but why is not showing my domain anymore. email me to send you the domain name and google results.

  • Website ROI | Anjolie

    Its true somehow pagerank got deified along the way which is kind’ve silly as we should be paying attention to the important metrics. Traffic in relation to SERP rankings and conversion rates.

  • danfoss inverters

    With regards PageRank i’ve seen sites that have a PR of 3/10 and are ranked in Google lower than someone with a PR of 1/10. it just goes to show that PR isn’t everything.

  • Jane

    Speaking of page rank, Google updated PR last week. Notice also the changes on backlinks.