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Google is trying to move SEO out of the "game"...and the day the day the game dies, Google becomes just another company.
But this was bound to happen. Corporate mangers give brilliantly logical arguments that kill intuition. No company has matured without becoming corporatised.
Have G people anywhere published any information about removal or error in PR status?
Their site still wants you to download toolbar and they still say that you can check PR on it the features sections.
If they had removed the PR system, they wud have ( ideally ) changed the features page on their site .
any news from them .. anywhere?
It will make the task of serious link building just a little tougher.
I believe it will start the trend of evaluating sites rather than pages for the link exchange or one way links.
So what will not mattter now is the page that your link exists on but the site it exists on.( Anyway that is how probably google counts them) but just that we in SEO community are obstinate enough not to factor that in.
Link building will now have to focus on site factors and not page factors. I have started a thread in link development to list the strategies that can be used to evaluate sites now.
However the game has taken another turn.
Brett what do you think( from your earlier post in this thread). Are we all ranting.
Will they bring it back.
Every once in a while I'll have a server that goes down for a day or two before it can be brought back online. Like most webmasters, every minute that my web site is down is agonizing for me, and my World is a totally different place without my "baby".
Whenever the web site is finally brought back online, no one mentions its disappearance. I'll immediately get a question from a web visitor who is totally obliviouos to the outage. Within 5 minutes, it will make a sale, within 10 minutes hackers will be trying to get into the server, and I'll be able to relax as my World is free to continue as if it was never interrupted.
This Toolbar PR missing in action is just a minor blip. It is just part of the forward movement that is the Internet...
Of course, now that the "quality" of a site will mainly be determined from its content, relevance and popularity, site evaluation for link building will only become more interesting and purposeful.
Any more thoughts on a future without the green bar for all link builders?
"Personally, I find Yahoo Search, and sometimes even MSN search far more accurate and relevent for most queries."
Too true Chris.
Yahoo and definitely MSN are returning MUCH more relevant results these days. They have been for a while now. Google has had it's heyday.
Oh that's too funny, posted at the same time as your message lol
I don't know what Google's problem is, but if I had to guess, I'd say they have overthought everything. It's likely part of the natural cyclical process of getting too many PhDs into a room together. At first they come up with some really good, practical ideas and then when those ideas are exhausted they start getting too theoretical and then the practical usefulness of what they're working on goes out the window.
Newest rumor: Jeffrey Anthony Bean, distinguished more engineer, Google's of system lab Series says"We need all available of server (inclusive the PAGE-Rank server!) for material big index operation, so there is NO way to show the PAGE-Rank NEXT time, but when these operations are done, incoming goods could use them to show PAGE-Rank again "
I think its just a rumor as its states. It seems to just be more speculation and not actual fact.