dazzlindonna - 10:12 pm on Feb 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
A couple of people have mentioned pagerank. On that note, I thought maybe I'd throw these thoughts out there. About a week ago, Google updated TBPR. And yes, we all know that TBPR is merely a snapshot of some time in the past, and is no real reflection of the current state of internal PR. Let's just stipulate that and move on. Anyway, in that TBPR update, one of my sites got whacked from PR3 to PR0. This is the absolute cleanest, couldn't possibly be penalized site I've ever created. Nothing but useful content. Users love it. Users share it. Users link to it. Nothing even remotely shady or indicative of any paid links (there are none, of course). I of course am wondering why it got hit with a PR0, but at the same time, I'm starting to wonder if perhaps there is some loose correlation to the Farmer's update. The site that got PR0'd did not get hurt by Farmers. It still has extremely good rankings and traffic. Another site I own did get hurt by Farmers. Now, the two sites are completely unrelated and don't link to each other, so there's no direct relationship between one losing PR and one losing rankings. I get that. But even though those 2 sites aren't directly affecting each other; perhaps; just perhaps; something that happened to sites during the PR update had some sort of effect on other sites in the farmers update. I doubt it...but maybe. Again...not likely, but I don't have anything against throwing all ideas at the wall to see if any of them help us learn. So there ya go. Another thought thrown at the wall.