Friday, October 10, 2008

My Pagerank has dropped to zero!!!

I was surprised last Tuesday when I received an email message informing me that one of my sponsored posts on this site was rejected because the advertiser requires a blog with a Google Pagerank of 3 or higher.

I thought that this was just a joke because the last time I checked, and that was just a few days ago, my Pagerank is still 3. At least that was what the green bar was telling me. I was about to reply to the email and appeal but I decided to double-check this site first. When I visited this blog, the Google toolbar still has the pagerank 3 but the meter in the web page from registered a 0 pagerank. It was inconsistent so I tried refreshing the page, even deleting the cache and cookies just to make sure. Well, I was able to confirm that Google has really slapped me with a 0 pagerank.

It occurred to me before that this could happen since I started to write sponsored posts. And if you are a regular visitor, you may have noticed the growing number of sponsored postings on this blog. I deliberately removed widgets from payperpost and other companies to avoid Google from noticing me. It was proven to be ineffective. It was just a few months ago when Google also disabled my Adsense account right after I reached the payout because of invalid clicks. It seems that the big G is making it harder for bloggers to earn money online. But it can’t stop me.

My only consolation is my other blog, the Kapamilya Corner, has maintained its Pagerank 3 and it is getting good traffic. Another consolation is the fact that when you’re on the bottom, zero that is, there’s no other place to go but up....

1 comment:

Gem said...

The update had been frequent. The big buzz on page rank update happened September 2008. Now there seemed to be a small pagerank update this time.

I said it to be "small" because not everyone had been affected by the pagerank spank.


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