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PageRank 0 on edited pages, the same on others
I wrote original articles, on-topic. Now you get slapped for improvements?

 2:28 am on Jan 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

One of my sites is a directory. A good, human edited PR7 (main page) directory well thought of in it's niche.

To supplement the site and make it more useful I wrote LONG articles that I researched and authored myself. These articles are NOT re-writes, but stuff from my own lil' fingers...

So every page I added articles are ALL PR0 while un-edited pages hold the same PR...

Strange the main page is still PR7 yet the first level sub-pages (used to be PR6 and 5 on some) are all PR0... If you drill lower, past the PR0 page downward, they STILL have PR (like 2 or 3 on some).

What's up with getting spanked for doing what we all preach as the "right thing to do" ie; creating good original content?

Very annoying and scary, makes me worry about updating my other sites, it's almost as if G doesn't want us to change anything. If this happens to enough of us often enough I can see the web becoming more and more "static" as webmasters start fearing altering their sites...



 3:43 am on Jan 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

My guess would be that this is just bad data, unless you did something "unnatural" around links to or from these article pages. Getting any search traffic to those article pages? That's what matters most.


 4:20 am on Jan 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think this is a glitch with the PageRank export to the toolbar. We noticed the last toolbar export had several issues like this.


 4:24 am on Jan 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Did it go PR0 shortly after making edits to those pages or did it happen on the last PR update?


 5:53 pm on Jan 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Tedstar disregard PM I sent you, I see it is here.. doh!

Yes I am still SE results from those pages.

[edited by: MThiessen at 5:57 pm (utc) on Jan. 24, 2007]


 5:55 pm on Jan 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

Dave, It happened after last PR update, PR changes don't show up on the toolbar until updates, don't think it would change without the update...


 1:55 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Now they have PR5 all of em... I am glad for it but still a little perplexed... Must be some G PR issues...


 2:08 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Two of my top pages went from PR 6 to 5 early this morning, while another went to 6 from 5.

This afternoon they went back to where they were. I guess I'm connecting to different datacenters.


 2:14 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)


I have had pages go PR0 within days of a template change. Even when the urls are exactly the same. I think google checks for major page changes and it can take several weeks before it starts showing your pagerank again. I know some would disagree, but I have seen it with my own eyes.


 2:16 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

Must be some G PR issues...

Specifically toolbar PR. We have lots of similar reports on the main discussion of the current PR Update. In order not to have two threads on the same topic, let's take further discussion over there:


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