internetheaven - 11:33 pm on Jan 7, 2011 (gmt 0)
You do realize the green bar is not necessarily a reflection of what the actual PR is right?
Ummm ... yes, that is something I'm aware of. If there is anyone in this forum that is not aware of that, then they probably only started SEO 30 minutes ago ... which I did not ...
To clarify my question -- as swanny007 seems to have gotten an impression of an alternation question which is already being asked in dozens of threads (i.e. about what is used for ranking) --
I was trying to ask whether Google dropping the whole green bar thing could have unwanted side effects?
Despite Google's well-intentioned and completely accurate public down-plays of that little Green Bar and despite the overwhelming hold it had on the SEO community at one time ... should it ever really be gotten rid of? I say "no".
If Pagerank had 0% to do with ranking at all, I would still be interested in seeing the number on the sites/pages I visited. It may be an inaccurate reference ... but considering how skewed actual user written review sites can be ... the green bar is not really that bad in indicator. ;)