Google gives, Google takes

About a week ago, many bloggers reported that their blogs suddenly gain pagerank again. They lost their pagerank due to paid posts. Then, out of the blue, several get a pagerank. I am not one of the lucky one though.

Well, I even submitted one of my static site to Google to request for reconsideration but I have yet to see any pagerank eventhough my pagerank reconsideration was submitted more than a month ago. I am not going to ask anymore as I am tired of seeing this ‘PR, no PR, PR, no PR’.

It is a clearly a case of Google gives and Google takes.

The other thing that I noticed yesterday is the mysterious disappearance of my #1 page position in the SERPs for a keyword. It is not something that I target for adsense but rather, just a hobby of mine to be the leader in that area. I was there on the first page for several days and suddenly, I realized that I don’t get any traffic for that keyword. Upon checking with Google analytics, Nuffnang analytics and sitemeter stats (LOL, yeah, I am very thorough), it is really a case of ‘now you see it, now you don’t’.

Now, I cannot even find my blog on the first ten pages. I cannot figure out how I can disappeared so suddenly because that page is really an information filled page and not just any random quote. In fact, the page was circulated as email forwards as they shared the information that I had compiled.

I guess Google noticed that I am hot and so they make sure I am not, anymore. Freaky, isn’t it? If I were to rely on earning Adsense from my site, I will be dead. You can be here today, gone tomorrow, just like that.

Lesson for today – Never take Google for granted. Google is like a menopausal grandma who changes her mind all the time. Sorry, no offence to grandmas but I cannot think of a more fitting description of a matriarch who smacks you for no apparent reason and yet, you cannot shout back.

Post Author: lilian

7 thoughts on “Google gives, Google takes

    Make Money Talks

    (March 27, 2008 - 4:28 am)

    It’s Google but i don’t think it’s because your site circulated in emails…

    I have given up! Google will do what it wants, I just focus on making my site the best I can.


    (March 27, 2008 - 9:10 am)

    Happened to me too. One of my sites had 34 keywords in google in #1 SERP positions alone. Highly targeted phrases and keywords. Since March 19, boom! They all came down like flushing my toilet on a nice time to wake up morning.

    1 home was being paid with that specific niche, it happens again and my two homes could be at jeoperdy if I don’t do anything.

    I must ask, did you have heavy competitors and a trace of unconcious link farm in your sub-pages? Bummer, it was my issue…any specifics could make us grow more.

    Nice blog.



    (March 27, 2008 - 9:51 am)

    Are you talking about the email which I told you about yesterday kah? Anyway, Google is quite unpredictable really. Just seize the moment!


    (March 27, 2008 - 11:02 am)

    pablo – Yes, that one. The name. None of my blog posts with the name appear in all the pages. I sieved through 12 pages and gave up. It was on page one earlier.

    Player – Nope, mine was just a harmless post about a person and not some product. No link farms too. But it was hit often because of the popularity. My guess is Google notice how often it was searched and decide to take me down for other results? I can figure out actually. If this has been for ads income, it will be painful.

    Rich – Yeah, we need to spread out or Google will leave us out in the cold.

    Make Money Talks – They just take my page off, just like that. It doesn’t matter but still it is kind of scary how vulnerable we are under Google’s control.


    (March 27, 2008 - 5:10 pm)

    Your blog post on “the name” and erection is on page 2 of google. But not those blog posts specifically on “the name”. My feeling is that someone may have reported to google on the post being irrelevant (which is not) or google may have been alarmed with the apparent concentration of “the name” in recent weeks and decided to put it behind thinking it might be spammy.

    I have read somewhere before that upon publishing, the keywords will hit front page but then, if it does not sustain enough interest from the said page, it will slowly slide down the rankings. Some reported that after a couple of weeks, it will climb up the ranking again.

    Definitely unpredictable, I must say.


    (March 27, 2008 - 9:09 pm)

    Yup!!! I got back my PR too! From 0/10 jump up to 3/10.

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