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Toolbar greyed for all sites?

Google's toolbar not showing PR anymore?



11:34 pm on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone else see the toolbar greyed out for all sites? I'm not getting anything.


4:13 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Good thing we got Alexa traffic rank instead.

Thats a much better number to market when selling links.


seriously PR is silly its the whats in the logs that count.


5:38 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I guess they wont scrap the PR system but it wont be displayed on the Toolbar. Due to the various malpractices involved in increasing pr etc.

Total Paranoia

5:52 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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This is very odd not having PR showing. It tells you so much about a website with one quick flick of the eye and was/is the making of Google. I am lost without it.


6:01 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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A friend of mine 'used' to make $10k/month by selling links on his scraper sites. I'm sure he's crying now.


6:21 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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So does anyone have any real information on what's going on here? I see a lot of speculation from WebmasterWorld members but nothing solid.


6:22 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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the only one having "solid" information is G and they won't say, speculation is all we can do

[edited by: tigger at 6:23 am (utc) on May 29, 2005]


6:23 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Directory icon not working either. Doubt they'd get rid of that.


6:33 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well I read this entire thread * which is very rare for me * and I am ready to comment now.

After reading this all it still does not concern me what does still concern me is having my website removed after one single post I made to the_founder and after still not being listed in the google database I am still running adsense. However I am making 90 percent less than I was before since I had established a authority site in google on a certain industry and I thought what a better way to give back than to run adsense on every page and use adwords exclusively.

However I am still not listed in the index and I have been googlebowled and feel I have been victumized in this update . I also signed up to be thier since I am losing my condo now I might as well go out with a bang as this was a last shot attempt at keeping my financial situation in check after loosing $10,000 on a adwords campaign when a affiliate cancled my account and never paid me on the proceeds.

Again live and learn I gambled I trusted G and I still lost from my previous affiliate and from G.

- Kevin


7:42 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Buying/selling links based on Alexa traffic rank could be funny.

I believe we'll be left wondering what happened until the weekend is over. Great test. Now, where's the TrustRank toolbar?


7:50 am on May 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think, it's nothing but a wait and watch situation for all of us. This thread could be rendered useless or very useful with just a string from G. We will ask the G engineers in the conference :)

I bet they will do something before that. Pagerank is named after one of the co founders of Google, Larry Page, I don;t think they will dump pagerank all together. The PR number in itself is for entertainment purpose only, I have MYSELF heard this from a Google Guy over the phone. All that matters is links, and they are indeed an important part of the rankings.

Now the question boils down, to the link buyers and sellers, what will they do if PR is Scrapped, which I do not beleive 100%, that it will happen.

Wait and Watch Guys :)

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