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Two days later — now Google knocked this blog’s PR down


Well, it’s hard to see how such things work in the Mind of Google, but may Google’s will be done.

Just two days ago I mentioned the frustrations related to Internet writing and discussed the “Google slap” given to one of my blogs which knocked it down in page rank (PR) first from PR 2 to PR 1, then PR 0.

I just discovered a few minutes ago that Google has knocked this blog down in PR, and not as gently as the other. I went from a PR 3 to an instant PR 0.

I have taken paid blogging on both blogs in question. Yet I have tried to maintain consistent, worthwhile content on both blogs in addition to the paid posts. And I have never taken a paid post for which I had any ethical, moral, or legal qualms. So I thought I was consistently adding legitimate content to the Internet at this website, and I have no real appreciation for why Google would whack the PR out of the blog.

Guess I’ll just have to cry a bit, then get back to business. As far as I know, there’s really not any legitimate way to ask Google to reconsider — and at this point, there’s no way to get potential advertisers to see great value in low- to no-rank blogs.

The expression here, I believe, is “Catch 22.”
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3 Responses to “Two days later — now Google knocked this blog’s PR down”

  1. Kathi says:

    I asked Google to reconsider, or at least tell me why. Thus far I’ve been ignored.

  2. Gary says:

    Hi Kathi,

    I’ve heard of people appealing to Google, and in every case they’ve said they never even got a response. So, honestly, I didn’t think contacting them would be worth the trouble.

    Just smile, pray about it all, and keep on blogging.

  3. katina says:

    Hello, first good work on the page content! I just opened my first online writing website/business and I am finding out that it has more to do with the meta-tags, (PR) link-backs, deep links, internet directories, and other marketing aspects than it does good writing.

    With that said, content has been said is “KING” and it should be because it is what draws traffic/readers, fans and provides something to the community of internet surfers.

    If you get a chance maybe you could visit my site, or even sign up for a free membership, we would love to have a professional blogger on board there. We have a virtual classroom that is beyond state of the art, that allows members to instruct 1 day to 10 week workshops and (charge a fee or give a workshop for free) if they choose.

    Just an FYI.

    Our forums are under-construction at the moment due to our development going on, but I think that you would really like the community.

    btw, there is a big cash writing competition in the spring “Spring Fling Short Story Writers Contest Online” and the Summer Writing Competition worth $1,000 is for our 1 Year Anniversary it (is still up in the air if it will be for poetry or mix genre)

    Just a heads up, since you enjoy writing so much.

    I liked reading some of your post.
    Enjoy your day.

    Hope you can visit the site some time.

    ps. maybe we could exchange links.
    OSWS page rank is climbing fast,
    from 4 million to 244,7… in just 5 months
    over two mill visitors in 3 months
    the stats on our pages is wrong

    I am also a researcher and have a list of over 3,000 search engines that I am manually placing my url into, I could send you some links if you like!
    –Katina

    One Stop Write Shop – The Home For Talented Writers!