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I have a page showing up for site1 for a search for 'xyz' but instead of the url showing as the site1 page it shows up like this: www.example.com/?www.evilsite1.tld It still redirect to site2 but all the PR appears to be associated with evilsite1 instead of site2. By the looks of evilsite1 I would not think that it would have any PR at all.
[edited by: tedster at 4:59 pm (utc) on Jan. 3, 2009]
[edit reason] use example.com [/edit]
By stealing the PR I mean my site went from a PR 4 to a PR 0. The other site was a PR 4 but if you look at the domain it is complete garbage. It is possible they gathered enough links to become a PR 4 but from the look of the site...meh. I also found out that there are other domains (not mine) that the querystring was added to.
After I seen the PR change for my site, I put in a spam report at Google. I don't know if that made any difference but as of last Wed (Dec 31st) the PR for my site was back to 4.
Maybe it was just a glitch. Dunno but it was like that for several days before it was changed.
If your PR dropped from 4/10 to 0/10 then it could be a lot of things. Are you sure that your PR is 0 or is it gray barred (i.e. does Google toolbar say No Pagerank Information Available)?
The PR was a 0 and not grey barred for sure. I found it odd that I seen that at all since toolbar PR is not updated very often.