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I wonder if all those webmasters who renamed their links pages to i-really-want-to-fly-to-mars.html or similar are going to rename them. Too late, in my view. Google now knows who changed their links.html names and by their actions knows which links pages are organic and and which are not.
Recently someone posted that G might start showing random backlinks rather than just those above PR4. Any chance that might be what we are looking at. (Using Opera and can't see PR)
I am noticing that all other pages on my website are PG 0 however (when they all use to be Page rank 2 to 3...)...wonder what will happen by tommorow....google probaly just isen't done yet :) LOL.
joined:Apr 2, 2004
I wonder what you are seeing. I am not noticing any change in the SERPs, just a PR update (a real one this time, unlike the last two times when people here reported seeing some PR changes, while others didn't).
Or maybe Google might suggest I use Google Adwords to help my client get around the Sandbox Effect?
Something to note though:
The site has been live since mid-February 2004, and has had PR since then but ONLY for the index page. The 100 other pages did not have PR throughout all of the updates, but this one has given PR to all sub pages.
Strange I saw few sites with four hypens unpenalized , even with seven hypens unpenalized.
Donot know whats happening , but for sure update was good for PR and backlinks.
I always assumed that the PR/Backlink rank effect was already factored in by the time it became visible...(Ie the PR we are now seeing has been used as part of the ranking criteria for a few weeks.)
Perhaps in light of PR returns but no rank return it is to be factored into the algo in the future.
Unless (probably likley) displayed pr/backlinks mean very little nowadays....
1. More sites are passing PR, since links.htm types are back along with some PR blocked sites.
2. General trend is an increase in PR.
3. Backlinks added till roughly a month ago are updated.
4. SERPs as always haven't seen any drastic changes, since backlinks are updated continuously and after the update they only show-up.
5. The theme based linking (read localrank or hilltop) are still valid.
Mostly rules that applied before this update still hold good. There aren't any need to relook into the methods after this update, albeit links.htm being shown up as backlinks. They are still as worthless as before with respect to SERPs.
thank you very much for that information.
The site had PR6 before it got PR0ed 2 months ago, so PR3 (with 800 backlinks) sounds still a bit too less to me.
At some time when searching for
zero results came up. Now 6 results come up which is still much too less. The main page still does not show when doing this search.
But maybe this is a good sign.
But.... if I search 'blablabla", the #1 site is PR0. So my next work is building 10 PR0 sites.
Hmm .. One of my (awful) 4-hypen sites has increased PR along with most of my (good) sites .. and so far still ranks strong for it's usual topics/phrases.
At any rate .. nice to see the good 'ol green bar moving rightward again .. hope it lasts longer than the last PR update .. as I recall it reshuffled downward after a few days of green happiness.