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But in the passed the directory when "Viewing in Google PageRank order" has been pretty accurate for me if it updates it generally reflects in the next toolbar update.
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just come across this from adam
hope it helps.
[edited by: Vimes at 6:32 am (utc) on Oct. 10, 2007]
Our site has the same symptoms - page rank down by one to five - , but when we went to the Google Directory (thankfully hard to find these days) we were with zero page rank.
It seems that those sites who have had their PR reduced in this new Google move end up with zero in the directory
I think it's pretty crappy of Google to knock my site down in the directory (used to be #1). They could have just as easily de-valued the outbound links and that would have been fine with me since that's not what I'm selling. I didn't know about the "nofollow" tag or how important it was before I started reading this anyway - I've been selling ads on that site since 2004 and never had a problem before now.
I think PR means something different to webmasters and non-webmasters. To an ad buyer who is not a webmaster, a high PR is somewhat representative of an "authority" site and that makes people more willing to buy an ad with you, even if link building is the furthest thing from their mind. I know it's probably difficult for webmasters on this forum who follow Google's every move to think outside of linking and ranking and all of that, but the majority of us honestly don't give it that much thought. I have never "optimized a site" for a search engine, I simply put up my content and if it gets a lot of traffic then it gets a lot of traffic and that's the way it is.
Now that my PR and directory position are lower, I wonder if it will affect my ad sales. If the people who were only buying because they wanted a link from a PR8 site cancel then that's fine, but I would hate for others to see my now non-existent directory position and lower PR and think less of my site as an authority than they would have previously.
So yeah, de-value my outbound links, I don't care, but give me my rankings back.
our portal dealing with movie industry and we are not selling any links to others ( even adv ), members are allowed to register and to have a profile page about them.
i can't understand why the problem is, whehter the preview of future TBPR? oh god! Whether we have to face problem for following the google guidelines?
It's important to stay focused on rankings - and really on Google traffic, since rankings can look different to different users and even on different computers.