Just this year, one of the goals I made for the blog is to increasing its pagerank and a week later, I see that goal going down the drain. I got Google Slapped from Pagerank 3 to 0. Why?
Just because of a post!
I mentioned a taboo word and got Google Slapped
If you will take a look at that page, you will know what’s the taboo word. I’m wondering why is it considered a taboo word and it’s enough to get me slapped? I admit, it’s a paid review and I wrote it for the money. Although if you read it, you can see that I’m not just praising the site but I also wrote about my lessons learned about that site.
What’s pagerank for?
I’ll admit that I don’t have much knowledge about pagerank. All I know is that it’s used by Google to rank websites and blogs. It is also used by paid review sites to measure what opportunities you can have. Some advertisers also look at your pagerank as a qualification if they would like to advertise with you or not. What else?
Many people are overjoyed everytime there’s a pagerank update. I was one of these people before. I would go around the web searching for page rank checkers and do a search for my blog on it. But ever since I got slapped, well.. there’s nothing left to check.
Would pagerank make me money?
Yes and no. It depends on what are you using to monetize your blog.
Yes. If you rely on paid reviews, text link ads and similar monetization programs. They based the opportunities they give you based on your page rank. It’s ironic because joining these programs will put you in risk in getting Google slapped. They need you to have a high pagerank for the reviews but they are also the reasons why your pagerank will suffer.
No. If you rely on contextual ads such as adsense, kontera, adbrite etcetera. These ads can be placed on any blog. It doesn’t matter what your pagerank is. All that matters is your content.
Why am I talking about pagerank all of a sudden?
I’m bitter because I got Google Slapped. If I’d be given a chance to redeem my pagerank, I’ll take it but how? I don’t have a clue how. ^_^
As an ending question, let me ask you this,
How important is pagerank to your blog?
I want to know your opinions so please share. Thank you.