Google PageRank – At Least Problems are Universal

For all those webmasters (like me) wondering why Toolbar Pagerank doesn’t seem to have propagated correctly, or is universally missing, I thought this screeenshot would offer you some comfort.

Google Pagerank

Sometimes I feel like Oliver Twist.

Wikipedia NoFollow Plugin? WikiDigg?

The news today seems to be that Wikipedia have added nofollow to external links.

I have seen a lot of sites mention that all the search engines respect nofollow. Actually they don’t. Anlaysis has shown that Yahoo certainly follow and index pages despite the nofollow tag.

Adsense Guidelines – Contextual Ads – Adsense Backgrounds

Google Adsense
Google Adsense

You might well have read on Jensense about the changes in the contextual advertising policy that confirmed my understanding of the policy that I wrote about 2 days ago.

As I stated in the comments in that post, I also contacted Google directly but I asked multiple questions. I had to use the email route not having a direct line to decision makers at Google, but Google have been fairly prompt in replying to my questions.

Chitika Contextual Adverts With Adsense Now Allowed?

Jennifer Slegg has a great analysis of the new changes to the Google Adsense Policy. First of all the announcement of the adsense change, and then some analysis.

It seems using other adverts that look similar is out, and Jennifer goes into detail how that can affect split testing, or having adverts from different sources in different parts of your site.

⇒ ⇒ Wikiseek Results = Rubbish

Wikiseek
Wikiseek

Wikiseek seems to be the hottest news of the day but honestly it is just a poor mashup of the Wikipedia database, a poor quality search engine, and some PPC adverts. Whilst Wikiseek has launched in a huge fanfare, and admittedly is still in beta, my personal opinion is that Wikipedia are taking the wrong direction.