Monday, August 25, 2008

Page rank spank

You may notice me writing ads for really WEIRD stuff like Russian Girls chat rooms. No- that's not a porn site. But still... Here's the deal: G00gle has gotten all weird about their rankings because of people selling links to up their page rank. So, all the sudden my google rank went from 4 to 0- literally overnite. This has affected the choice of blog ad opportunities the last few months. And since I have a goal to earn Sei's child support each month I kind of have to blog about what's available. Although I didn't blog about the Goth Dating Service. (I might have to in the future tho!!) ;) I have learned how to hopefully correct this problem. I have to add a little "no follow" tag in my links on most of my blog ads. All this tag means is that Yes- I'm linking this site, but No- I'm not placing a vote to go towards their rank. I haven't been paid to up their rank- that is not "legal" on G00gle. Blog ads are legal, but linking people to up their rank isn't. So, for the last 3 months I've made sure to ad that tag to as many links as possible. I've submitted my blog for reconsideration from G00gle several times and I've never seen or heard anything back from them. It's so irritating!! I know I'm not the only blogger hating G00gle right now, because I just read this post today. It's good to hear I'm not alone. The Walmart of the internet is a great description of G00gle-- and bloggers who earn money via their blog are NOT liking G00gle too much. Ugh.

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6 comments:

Jillsywillsy said...

Is there anything I can do to help you increase your page rank?

Tori :) said...

You have me on your blogroll, so that helps right there. Thanks! :) Mostly it's just whenever fickle google decides they like me again. Oh well... :(

annie said...

How do you add the no follow tags? They have done the same thing to me and it's so frustrating! The page ranking by izea that is based on actual visitors is in the top 10% most of the time for their site... I just wish google was fair and did base the ratings on visits...ugh!

Cetta said...

I have added your link to my post. :) http://ritualistic.org/2008/08/24/why-google-pagerank-is-unfair/

Stepherz said...

So sorry about Google spanking you! They took my pagerank in December and didn't give it back until May. And when they did, I still lost some rank (4 to 3).

Hope you get it back soon. Are you still trying to get it back from last year? Are you still using no follow? I found that none of the sponsors allowed no follow links.

Tori :) said...

Steph-
I've been using no follow links. A lot of my paid posts are now from Social Spark. They are ALL no-follow. They don't go by page rank either. It's a cool site.