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why does site page rank go down?

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6:55 pm on Mar 19, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I added a couple new pages and some new graphics to my site recently and my site PR dropped from 4 to a 2. Do you know why this would happen? How can I get my PR back up without removing the new info? Could the new info have caused the PR to drop?
Thanks for any input!

antoine france

11:03 pm on Mar 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have never experienced such a problem...

I think your PR drop is not the consequence of your new pages.



11:17 pm on Mar 20, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Your page rank might go down if you lose dome inbound links from other sites, which happens for a variety of reasons.

Adding new pages/content to your site won't cause a drop in page rank, unless, the new content is what causes other sites to remove thier links to your site.

And that happens.

If you had any rented links that expired that could certainly cause a drop in PR, if those links passed PR.


12:05 am on Mar 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I noticed different PR's (mostly 1 PR point lower) on sites that I monitor today. One was a 6, then a half hour later a 5.

Does PR vary across datacenters? Indexes? My understanding is that it is updated periodically (around the same time link update takes place) and not in constant flux. My new pages have gone from PR0 to a PR4 about 3 months later.

In your case I think it is unrelated to the new pages.


12:37 am on Mar 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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We had a site drop from a PR of 3 to a PR of 2. But google doubled the traffic to the site. Do not worry about that little green toolbar too much.


1:10 am on Mar 21, 2007 (gmt 0)

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When websites disapear, so does your inbound links.


6:22 am on Mar 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Our main page dropped from 5 to 4 today even though our google traffic has doubled due to some seo & marketing done over the last month.

A little disheartening but it was probably on the cusp of 4 - 5 PR anyway. Might also have been due to converting the site to XML a few weeks ago and assuming google would index it properly (what a mistake that was). It was changed back to HTML soon after we realised.


3:38 am on Mar 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It is likely you are just being redirected to different data servers. I see pr flux between home and work and sometimes variance within the same location hourly.


5:53 am on Mar 23, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It's different datacenters.

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