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Is it okay to sell PageRank now?
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 12:41 pm (utc) on June 25, 2004]
[edit reason] no specifics. Please reread the TOS [/edit]
So, advertising to assist with PageRank isn't a problem. Selling PageRank, however, is another thing - and ads/sites are reviewed on a case-by-case basis along these guidelines.
If you're seeing ads promoting the sale of PageRank, then it's possible that those ads have not yet been reviewed/disapproved. At least let's hope that's it. ;)
In any case - thanks for the heads up. This has been passed on to the right folks.
Why then are some sites clearly blocked when it comes to the passing of pagerank? does the PR algo now take into account theming?
Something isn't adding up here.
It's a wink, wink situation i.e. Google knows that you are selling PR and is OK with it as long as you don't make it blaringly obvious. As long as you don't fly a "selling PR" flag. As long as you don't claim you will increase somebody's PR. I think the intepretation is: Sell it ... but don't make it look like you are selling it.
Don't participate in link schemes designed to increase your site's ranking or PageRank. In particular, avoid links to web spammers or "bad neighborhoods" on the web as your own ranking may be affected adversely by those links.
That still holds true.
- You're allowed to advertise SEO services about PageRank.
- You are not allowed to sell PageRank.
- Unless you are a Hit and Run SEO, it is probably inadvisable to assist people with PageRank by encouraging them to participate in unnatural linking schemes.
The part Google doesn't want to tell you is that the state of the nation appears to be that Hit And Run SEOs make all the money.
Also, FYI, my PageRank jumped to PR6 overnight when I bought a few links. Though, I must say, it didn't really help my SERP rankings that much..