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Last April I tried something - I banned googlebot using robots.txt and after a month or so the PR went from 0 to grey - then I let googlebot back and sure enough a month later I have nice green PR. But this lasted about 2 months then bam! PR0.....
Also the PR0 site appears to have had a previous owner many years ago.
If it wasn't for the grreat yahoo/dmoz likns I would have dumped the domain name a year ago.
I am totally lost - does anyone have any ideas? I really am tearing my hair out here (and that won't lasst much longer)
Thanks in advance Jammer.
> If it wasn't for the great yahoo/dmoz likns I would have dumped the domain name a year ago.
I don't quite get that. If you get another domain Yahoo and Dmoz ought to be willing to change their links though it might take some time.
Another possibility is that the domain has a penalty from before you obtained it. You can contact Google and inform them that this may be the case.
DMOZ are pretty good at changing url's. You can move your site, then put a link from the old one to the new with a message that the domain has changed. Let DMOZ know about this ('update url', then if nothing happens after a month follow up with an email to the editor of the category).
If your Yahoo listing is paid then they should change pretty quickly from what I've heard.
Don't really care about pr from previous links. We've gotten some good fresh ones, but google still pr0's the site.
We also sent email to google. got back a response that they would look into it. End of story.