internetheaven - 3:19 pm on Mar 31, 2010 (gmt 0)
Heck, I'd take a link on a grey barred page with no pr if it was themed and had good content.
I wouldn't. Whilst the actual number of the Pagerank is not so much a concern to me, at least having a number is.
Google is penalty-mad. It's quite scary the little things they dump a site for, even strong ones. To avoid their mine-field I'm stuck rejecting grey bar links.
Once Google stops their awful penalty based methods I can go back to basing my decisions on my own determination of quality instead of theirs.
Google really 'succeeded' in burning PR into the psyche of budding 'seo's' a few years back.
Google didn't 'succeed' in doing that. It wasn't their aim. It was misguided SEOs that perpetuated the problem made worse by dodgy webmasters who realised that faking PR was a good earner.