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question about pr0

 12:41 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

a site that I go to a lot as of yesterday has a pr0 and no backlinks. It used to have a pr5. what happened? It shows no backlinks either. Are they bannned? I'm new to this so please bare with me...



 12:43 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

It sounds like a penalty, but it may be a glitch. If they were banned, they would not even be in the index.


 12:44 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld, justamom!

It could be a penalty, or it could be a temporary glitch. Does the site employ any dicey techniques as far as linkage, hidden text, etc.?


 12:45 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Took the words right out of my mouth, Birdman! Fast work! :)


 12:52 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

I don't think it does, the person who owns it is my mentor (i'm really new to this) and does everything honestly. Its a work from home site. Her other site still has a pr6. I hope its just a glitch.....


 2:07 pm on Mar 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

Sometimes honest sites unwittingly link to penalized sites. While other sites linking to you usually has no effect, if you link to many penalized sites that can be a problem. The consensus seems to be that if you have many links and a few of them go PR0 you probably won't be hurt; if you have few links, though, and a significant percentage go bad that might be a problem.

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