PR Culling

Richlife's Avatar, Join Date: Mar 2008
Newbie Member
I noticed some Pro bloggers moaning about PR drop on their sites. Problogger.net which is the king pin of the B5 Media network dropped from PR7 down to PR4. They rely heavily on paid sponsor Ads and these sponsors use PR to evaluate the value of an Ad placement. No wonder the Pro Bloggers are annoyed

Actually, they are a bit dumb since big G has said all along in their terms and conditions that artificial linking schemes are not acceptable. These blog networks interlink between blogs of unrelated subject matter and regularly blog about each others posts so it is no wonder that they got de-ranked IMHO.

What we can learn from this is that it is good to link out to other sites that help our readers get more info on what we are talking about and these other sites are not always a part of our closed little network.
shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
Go4Expert Founder
Its just calibration of PR where many sites see a reduced in PR because there were just too many pages with higher PR. Just see that Yahoo was at 10 and now is at 9. Yahoo would hardly do anything where PR is reduced but yes Google has done some calibration thats for sure.
marketraise's Avatar
Go4Expert Member
Quote:
Originally Posted by Richlife
I noticed some Pro bloggers moaning about PR drop on their sites. Problogger.net which is the king pin of the B5 Media network dropped from PR7 down to PR4. They rely heavily on paid sponsor Ads and these sponsors use PR to evaluate the value of an Ad placement. No wonder the Pro Bloggers are annoyed

Actually, they are a bit dumb since big G has said all along in their terms and conditions that artificial linking schemes are not acceptable. These blog networks interlink between blogs of unrelated subject matter and regularly blog about each others posts so it is no wonder that they got de-ranked IMHO.

What we can learn from this is that it is good to link out to other sites that help our readers get more info on what we are talking about and these other sites are not always a part of our closed little network.
Google has taken out a list of directories directly from it's database.Getting subscribed to them could prove useful and a backlink is guaranteed.The total cost for submission is $10,000/annum.Here is the list.It is termed as Google's enterprise page.