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We even went from number 158 in MSN to number 2!
PR has dropped for many sites linking to us, because of the DMOZ/directory issue.
That's not apparent as to our site here.
Sadly though, I am still seeing an old old version of
DMOZ info within the Google Directory. Oh well, I'm reasonably sure it will be revised with the newer information someday.
You are seeing results from different datacentres
New backlink and PR data can be seen at www-cw.google.com and older at www-ex.google.com
None of the new data is affecting SERPS in my opinion - my guess is that the SERPS are based on even fresher data than we see a www-cw - Google is just giving us a visible update.
After finally getting them to start going up, here we go again!
( just adding that even though the links dropped, the SERPs remain unchanged )
[edited by: mrguy at 3:38 pm (utc) on Aug. 29, 2003]
However, I'm noticing strange thing. My other site, which is work in progress, so it's linked ONLY from one PR5 site, just to get it spidered - have stable PR5 (no dropping).
Any reasonable explanation?
google.co.uk - PR9 to PR8 - for example
Loss of PR - hence loss of visible links seems to be the trend - invisible links still working for the SERPS regardless of their PR - IMO
Backlinks almost all gone. (Used to have lots, added enough over the last months to double that total)
Position in the SERPs remains good for index page.
Several inner pages have jumped from nowhere, to Page1/#1 for their niche keywords.
Traffic is up.
If I had to choose between good PR/Backlinks and good SERPs/Traffic - I'd take the traffic.
The information that Google is giving webmasters as feedback (PR and backlinks) is contradicted by the facts that are obvious on every keyword search. I'd keep my eyes on the ball, not on the toolbar...
PR up, yes indeedy. Whooo hooo for me.
<<Position in the SERPs remains good for index page.>>
Position dropped eight pages, but only days later I was rewarded with higher PR and tons o' backlinks.
<<Several inner pages have jumped from nowhere, to Page1/#1 for their niche keywords.>>
Inner pages are all PR6.
<<Traffic is up.>>
Traffic has plummeted.
<<If I had to choose between good PR/Backlinks and good SERPs/Traffic - I'd take the traffic.>>
Yeah, :sigh:, me too. I miss my PR3 site.
Oh, and my expired domains are all still PR0, which is totally ridiculous. They have their own *new* backlinks. Hello Google, I just *liked* the darned name. Quit punishing me.
Overall a very depressing day for me!
In our industry we have a PR 1 site with average content and average backlinks outranking a Pr 8 site with much better content and many more backlinks for the past 2 months. Also other sites are doing the same but this example is the most drastic.