I think this is one possibly for the water cooler on Sphinn, because I find it comical in a sad kind of way.
Ted Murphy rightly questions Google quite openly to explain why PPP bloggers are being punished for not using nofollow on links, yet many prominent bloggers post quite blatant pagerank passing links to their advertisers every chance they get.
I have been receiving emails and comments today about yet another PageRank downturn for multiple sites.
Andrew Ooi has compiled a short list of Malaysian sites, many were as much as a PR5 previously, and currently show a PageRank of zero (a white bar)
Since the first real information came out about Izea’s (PayPerPost) new SocialSpark service, that is in testing but will formerly launch in January my excitement has been a little tempered.
As I wrote in my initial preview of SocialSpark, there will be new metrics for gauging the authority and influence of a blog, to help determine advertising spend, not only based upon traffic and demographics, but also on past performance with CPM and CPC data also being made available.
Well I thought Google really hated me, but here is some real proof that the Google Toolbar isn’t exactly telling the truth.
I personally have never seen sitelinks on a PR5 before, let alone a PR4, but then it isn’t something I monitor extensively, so it may happen frequently for sites that get a sudden increase of links between updates.
This Really Is How TO Get OPML For Google Reader
For full details see the second half of this article
This isn’t a typical “how To” article, because currently this feature doesn’t exist, but it could with just a little 20% time at Google.
Whilst I am upset about what Google says about my blog with their displayed Toolbar PageRank, and am even considering liquidating my site on Google Toolbar Buttons because of their poor technical support and response to feedback, this is totally unrelated.
Over the last year I have given a fair amount of coverage to PayPerPost, who now house the service along with other endeavours under the name Izea.
There are multiple reasons why I have supported PayPerPost and similar programs so strongly, and yet at the same time have never reviewed a link buying / selling service.
Someone a few minutes ago sent me a legitimate enquiry via my contact form, a 100% text based message.
I do try to be responsive to inquiries that I can deal with quickly, so I emailed them straight back, and received the following delivery failure.
I just have to share with you the funny, even hilarious decision process that that guys over at Search Engine Guide are going through, removing links that have been in existence for longer than Google.