Web Log Archive · Index · Part 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · Expand · Web Feed

About Google's Toolbar-PageRank.

Widely ignored by savvy webmasters and search engine experts, every 3-4 months the publishing Internet community celebrates a spectacular event: Google updates its Toolbar-PageRank!

Site owners around the globe hectically visit all their pages to view the magic green presented by Google's Toolbar. If the green bar enlarged a pixel or even two, they hurry to the next webmaster board praising their genius. Otherwise they post 'Google is broke'.

Once the Toolbar-PR update is settled, folks in fear of undefined penalties by the allmighty Google check all their outgoing links, removing everything with a PR less than 4/10. Next they add a REL=NOFOLLOW attribute to all their internal links where the link target shows a white or gray bar on the infallible toolbar. Trembling they hide in the 'linking is evil' corner of the world wide waste of common sense universe for 3-4 months again.

Where is the call for rationality leading those misguided lemmings back to mother earth? Hey folks, Toolbar-PR is just fun, it means next to nothing. Green tranquilizes, but white or gray is no reason to panic. The funny stuff Google shoves into your toolbar is an outdated snapshot without correlation to current rankings or even real PageRank. It is by no means an indicator how valuable a page is in reality, so please LOL (link out loud) if the page seems to provide a value for your visitors.

As a matter of fact, the above said will change nothing. Green bar fetishists don't even listen to GoogleGuy posting "This is just plain old normal toolbar PageRank".


Friday, July 15, 2005

Googlebots go Fishing with SitemapsNext Page

Previous PageTake Free SEO Advice With a Grain of Salt


Web Log Archive · Index · Part 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 21 · 22 · 23 · Expand · Web Feed



Author: Sebastian
  Web Feed

· Home

· Internet

· Blog

· Web Links

· Link to us

· Contact

· What's new

· Site map

· Get Help


Most popular:

· Site Feeds

· Database Design Guide

· Google Sitemaps

· smartDataPump

· Spider Support

· How To Link Properly


Free Tools:

· Sitemap Validator

· Simple Sitemaps

· Spider Spoofer

· Ad & Click Tracking



Search Google
Web Site

Add to My Yahoo!
Syndicate our Content via RSS FeedSyndicate our Content via RSS Feed



To eliminate unwanted email from ALL sources use SpamArrest!





neatCMS

neat CMS:
Smart Web Publishing



Text Link Ads

Banners don't work anymore. Buy and sell targeted traffic via text links:
Monetize Your Website
Buy Relevant Traffic
text-link-ads.com


[Editor's notes on
buying and selling links
]






Digg this · Add to del.icio.us · Add to Furl · We Can Help You!




Home · Categories · Articles & Tutorials · Syndicated News, Blogs & Knowledge Bases · Web Log Archives


Top of page

No Ads


Copyright © 2004, 2005 by Smart IT Consulting · Reprinting except quotes along with a link to this site is prohibited · Contact · Privacy