getting very dificult to restrain myself from posting in that thread with some of the
comments being made by PageOne Results. It is obvious Bob is not the most popular person
around here to say the least, however those posts by PageOneResults are misleading as he
is trying to make it sound as if he knows some secret thing and is trying to use that
inflection to persuade people to his way of thinking...as posted below.
I've been following this whole scenario since Bob first announced the pradnetwork. I've
purposely stayed away from these topics as they are too unpredictable and any comments
supporting or not supporting SK's efforts could be null and void tomorrow.
The SK properties were not the only ones to take a hit in PR during the last update. A
site that I manage went from PR8 to PR6 with no apparent reason. I'm not complaining
because the relevancy of the search traffic has actually improved from the month we sat at
Google is a privately owned
company. I think if it were publicly owned, the scales might be tipped in SK's favor. I
can't say that is a valid comment because I'm not a lawyer.
The PR drop during last months update was
global. Some sites increased, while many others decreased. Google apparently applied a
filter of some sort that deals with inbound links. SK is fortunate in that their PR is
still at 4. They could have received the PR0 disease and their case might have had more
validity, but they did not.
Something tells me that the Google
PageRank meter in the toolbar is destined for doom. If any one thing comes out of this,
PageRank will probably be no longer publicly accessible.
> So P1R, are you thinking that SK was
dinged for reasons other than for selling PR?<
I couldn't really comment on that one. I'd be willing to bet that with the public
advertising of selling PR that Google took a very close look at the portal network. I've
been keeping up with this at various forums (lurking) and there have been comments made
indicating that there are possibly other issues that have come to light.
Any time you attract that much attention
with an SE, you better be squeaky clean, and I do mean squeaky. I can assure you that
there are areas that do not pass the squeaky clean test within the portal network. That is
my opinion only and does not reflect what others may or may not think.