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It seems to me that this time google is more generous with the green bar...
I'm not seeing that. Seems like links pages are still being targeted ... but badly identified! I have about 50-60 pages of my 300 page site that links out to various resources like Digg, ABI, CICA etc. and they have all been grey-barred.
Seems like even if you link out to good/relevant resources Google still thinks you're a link farm.
I wouldn't be surprised if Google were making a move to turn all internal pages grey over time. They said they would probably never removed Pagerank from the toolbar, but maybe just displaying the Pagerank of the site's main page would still make it "useful" but remove the link selling capacity?
P.S. that will be $100,000 for the consultation Goog if you run with that idea ;)
Changing the toolbarqueries.google.com entry in the HOSTS file for Vista doesn't seem to do anything.
Even if I put non-Google IP addresses in there, the Toolbar still shows data. Are there any IPs still showing the old data?
It always amazes me to see some deeper internal pages showing some PR (1 or 2) when the index page for that folder is still grey-barred.
I checked a few high PR authority sites and there were no internal pages with grey toolbar really, so AFAICT it is not a plague!
However I am not sure why all my sites suffer from that although internal linking is weighted perfectly.
I am not sure either why my one PR6 page company name site got totally banned in this upgrade, although it is cached and in WMC it says your pages are in the index, while it doesn't show up for the site nor link operators.