I am sure lots of webmasters are monitoring their pagerank updates currently, and sometimes how they happen can be quite weird. The toolbar representation doesn’t mean much for search traffic, as the pagerank stored on the datacenters is always up to 3 months ahead of that dispalyed in the toolbar. It is however useful for monetization in various ways, and an ego thing, as I pointed out in my first article on the recent Pagerank updates.
There are lots of memes going around, none with an emphasis on social networking, and in particular MyBlogLog. There are lots of people looking to expand their MyBlogLog communities, so this idea has a chance to take off.
Neil Patel has been discussing Del.icio.us today
What he forgot to mention was the Del.icio.us tagometers that were recently introduced by Delicious that you can also add to your blog. I have been testing them on a few niche blogs, and they have proven to be quite effective in encouraging additional clicks.
Frequently you see discussions regarding certain SEO techniques being Blackhat or Whitehat.
I have always looked on it that the easiest way to determine that is to read the Google webmaster guidelines, and keep an eye out for what Googlers are saying. I think it is also wise to follow the spirit and not the letter of the law.
My opinion – this method of gaming MyBlogLog is useless and pointless. SoloSeo has gained some nice linkbait from the article, but very few new community members. It is a bit like Jason Calacanis and his gaming Alexa experiment. Sure it can be done, but what is really the point?
Matt Cutts has mentioned there is a pagerank export in progress.
Pagerank reflected on your toolbar has no effect of your search engine traffic, as the pagerank used by the various data centers is different to that used for your Google Toolbar. Toolbar OageRank is just historical data, often up to 3 months out of date.