Google PageRank update kicks me again

If I cared about PR (which I don’t) I’d be annoyed that this site has once again received a mauling from Google in terms of PageRank and has been reduced to a PR2.

As I said, I don’t care about PageRank… but, it is bloody annoying considering this site should be a PR5, if it were not for the penalties received in the last 12 months for various activities.

But I don’t care about PageRank, so it’s all good.

Besides, traffic and PageRank are completely unrelated, as rankings within Google have remained unharmed (and in many cases improved) and thus traffic is also high, higher than it’s been for some time. PageRank is purely an ego thing where people like to brag about how much green is in their toolbar. As you know I’m a modest guy (shut it) so don’t care about PageRank.

Unfortunately some advertisers still do though (because they’re imbeciles) and only want PR4 or PR5 minimum sites to promote them.

That’s another story though, and one that revolves around education of online marketing. Plus, did I mention that I don’t care about PageRank?

Darren Jamieson, aka MrDaz, is the Technical Director and co-founder of Engage Web and has been working online in a career spanning two decades. His first website was built in 1998 and is still live today.

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7 thoughts on “Google PageRank update kicks me again”

  1. As you know mrdaz, links from niche, same industry sites can also be important and seem to pass the non-visible google pr too.

    Personally, i havent thought about PR for a dogs age – or washing for that matter

  2. “Unfortunately some advertisers still do though (because they’re imbeciles) and only won’t PR4 or PR5 minimum sites to promote them.”

    Not because their imbeciles, but because they’re SEOs after link juice. High PR indicates more juice, suggesting a higher value link, resulting in them paying you more. Not that you’d care about that, as well all know, you don’t care about PR or money… you just do it for the love.

  3. Selling links is the main reason Richard, if you sell links to other websites and don’t add a “rel=’nofollow'” to the link you’re asking for a PR penalty. Depends what’s more important to you, money for links or the green in your toolbar.

    Again, rankings and traffic are unaffected, so it shouldn’t matter to you.

    Matt, I always do it for the love 😉

  4. Hi,

    Well, my blog’s pagerank which is usually 3, is showing 0 .
    But if I type the URL on the button’s provider website it shows the correct rank.
    There are things that only Santa knows about…

    Kind regards,


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