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Posted 27 January 2006 - 09:24 PM
An upward movement in Page Rank is like that.
Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:37 PM
Silly, silly, silly.
Posted 27 January 2006 - 11:39 PM
An upward movement in page rank is a thrill for me too, even though it may not change anything else in my life (or my web site).
Here's to high page rank numbers, just for the ego stroking I give myself.
Posted 28 January 2006 - 12:41 AM
Posted 28 January 2006 - 01:14 AM
Posted 28 January 2006 - 03:20 AM
How on earth can a computer algorithm, Google or otherwise, spot the difference between a link that has been paid for and one that is 'natural'?
OK, Google can reduce the influence of Directories and certain well known link trading sites. But if, for example, I left a brown paper bag full of hundred dollar bills at High Ranking's back door and they allowed me to post a link to Tempy's Amazing eCommerce Web Site, how are Google going to know the difference?
Unless Google starts getting access to my credit card transactions, isn't all of this just a non-issue?
[Link removed until I see the bag 'o money. ]
Edited by Jill, 28 January 2006 - 10:46 AM.
Posted 28 January 2006 - 04:32 AM
Advertising can help link popularity indirectly: people see ads, come to the site, and if they like it, they may add a link from their own site.
Whether you've got 4, 5, 6 or bless you, 7, that doesn't matter nearly so much as your performance.
Edited by jehochman, 28 January 2006 - 10:13 AM.
Posted 28 January 2006 - 04:46 AM
Some of the paid links that have been outed have been clearly marked as paid links.
Of course, one (not so reliable) test would be to take the anchor text of every link and compare it to the anchor text of every other link to the same document.
Another (not so reliable) test would be to compare the link anchor texts to query results.
But whatever Google is doing, they aren't telling people, so no one can really answer your question.
We just know they have found some paid links, and that they value some other paid links, and that they apparently haven't yet passed judgement on still many more.
Posted 28 January 2006 - 06:54 AM
Stats are better than a thrill, they are deeply satisfying -- the true reward of hard work and "getting it right."
Rising page rank is just great fun, even if only a superficial one.
Edited by MaryKrysia, 28 January 2006 - 07:00 AM.
Posted 28 January 2006 - 07:39 AM
Focus on stuff that really matters, and you will be a lot happier!
I'll have to admit that I ONCE cared about the little green bar But I rarely ever check it anymore for myself or my clients. As projectphp stated above, that's my complete focus for myself and my clients. There are so many factors to consider that priorities have to be set. That's why my total focus is to get more sales, more leads, better conversions for me and my clients. If PR helps fine, if not, forget it. I wouldn't know if it does or doesn't anymore since I don't rarely look at the little green bar. In closing, I know that everyone commenting here either way on PR had rather have more sales, more leads, better conversions regardless or PR.
I'm simply putting my in.
Posted 28 January 2006 - 09:21 AM
MSN is calling me all the time now and Yahoo is coming around my door these days as well.
All you old timers are just jaded to how fun this is and only care about getting the SE in bed. There is more to this on an emotional level when you are young.
Posted 28 January 2006 - 10:49 AM
And therein lies the problem for the search engines.
Until they can figure it out (if ever) people will buy and sell links in order to help their rankings, and quite frankly who can blame them?
I don't personally think there's anything wrong with it, but you just need to know that at any time the gig might be up and it will no longer help your ranking. No problem if you didn't pay too much and/or the link brings you traffic.
Posted 28 January 2006 - 10:23 PM
Well there go my plans to register that domain.
Posted 28 January 2006 - 11:46 PM
Well, that could come back and bite them down the road. Google derives its income by exploiting the intellectual capital created by others. Today they are the only serious show in town and everyone plays along, but who knows about tomorrow?
Posted 29 January 2006 - 12:35 PM
I certainly wouldn't call it "exploiting" when any webmaster can simply exclude Googlebot from their site if they are feeling taken advantage of. The truth of the matter is more webmasters attempt to exploit Google than the other way around.
People won't exclude Google from indexing their intellectual property because they want the promotion that they get from it.
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