I’ve just noticed something strange here, finally my PR has come of age and now I am a grown up blogger. I am no longer just showing that white or grey bar now I am showing some realy green. Over the last few days there has been some controversy about existing bloggers getting hit for selling links or doing paid posts. These are a big no-no for Google, and they will penalize you if you do sell links. They penalize you by reducing your pagerank.
My homepage PageRank is showing the value of three. And my blogging guide it’s self is PR4. Some of the “new bloggers on the blog” are showing similar values, here is a quick run down of people I’ve notice:
- CashQuests.com is now PR5
- Wayneliew is now PR4
- DailyMoolah is now PR3
- JohnCow.com is now PR3
- WorldofAngel.com is now PR3
- Catherine Lawson is now PR3
- Charles Lau is now PR3
I am trying to remember other blogs that I have on my reader that didn’t previously have PageRank. If you have any other ones for the list do post them here in the comments. So how did you do on this update ??? There are a few strange this being reported about the update, sites like YouTube.com is show a PR of 3. I would take these changes with a little bit of salt. I think they might be still ironing out a few bugs in this.
How to check PageRank
If you want to check your pagerank, you visit sites like www.smartpagerank.com or www.digpagerank.com or you can which will show the pagerank value for every page you visit. I use the toolbar from google for every day use, and if I want to check more than one google site (data centre, DC, to be more exact), I use those websites.
A Happy Blogger
While I don’t worry about PR every night and day, it is still a nice thing to see that it’s finally come about for me. The best tip to increase PR as a blogger is that you concentrate on writing good material, and links will grow towards you naturally
So now I am off to the cellar to find myself a nice bottle of something to celebrate this event. Have a great weekend folks !