Look beyond the PR, track your traffic

Do you know that the PR smackdown is still ongoing? Well, it is still happening. Someone just pointed out to me two bloggers’s blogs who lost PR by two points yesterday and today. Be afraid, be very afraid. You could be the next victim….Muahaharrr…..*insert Friday 13th music*

I think one of the hardest hit by the PR smackdown is my personal blog which drops from PR 5/10 to PR 3/10 and then, PR 2/10. I thought long and hard and I decided that PR is just numbers. I cannot kiss goodbye to good money like what I earn from TLA, LinkWorth, PayPerPost, ReviewMe, SponsoredReviews and other paid posts companies and text link ads companies.

For eg. below is my income for the month of November (after I become a PR 2/10) from TLA.

TLA_nov

Will you reject all the money in the hope of getting better PR which is NOT a promise? Remember that PR depends on many factors and many of which, are not known to us. Are you going to give up cold, hard cash for something that is not certain and will not serve you any purpose unless you monetize only by Google Adsense (which is very hard to earn)?

5xmom_sitemeter_year_stats

A lot of people have the impression that if you get Googlesmack, you are going to be buried six feet under. Well, I don’t see the effect. I got smack in early October 2007 and my traffic did not suffer. The above is the monthly stats and you do not see October traffic dipped, do you? No suicidal jump at all.

Still negative? Still doubtful? Well, here’s the daily graph.

5xmom_sitemeter_stats

None dip, right? The lowest bar during end of October was due to server crash in my old VPS and then, moving server and waiting for DNS to propagate after that. In all, that took about two days.

So, one advice I can give to bloggers who got smack by Google is to stop licking your PR wounds, track your traffic before you decided to do something irrational like dissing all other ads income. If you need anymore morale booster, read LinkWorth’s Penalizing or Penisizing?
And to those biatches who are rejoicing because my PR is lower than yours, nah, my middle finger. PR doesn’t matter. Traffic does. So is blog influence, brandname and just one word, I am still as femes. You are not. So ptui!

P/S : Shitty feedburner numbers are going wonky again. The moment Google got hold of Feedburner, the numbers have gone wonky.

Post Author: lilian

8 thoughts on “Look beyond the PR, track your traffic

    doris

    (November 9, 2007 - 11:02 pm)

    I like your optimistic mindset. You are right. PR drop doesn’t mean hope is gone though it can be hard to accept for many bloggers. Keep up the spirit!

    Samm

    (November 10, 2007 - 1:04 am)

    As long as we keep the spirit going, it’s all that matters.

    lilian

    (November 10, 2007 - 1:17 am)

    samm – Yalor, we all not so easy die wan hor? I cannot MSN you lah, the cilaka messages bounced back.

    doris – Yeah, it is a price to pay for the money we earn mah.

    dott-com

    (November 10, 2007 - 9:24 am)

    Yups that all blogger must do – look beyond the PR. Actually traffics much more important than PR – Why? I think PR you can achieved any times you want – but hard to get traffics. this is my first time commenting here – Hello to the author

    Wayne Liew

    (November 10, 2007 - 2:57 pm)

    Nah, PR PR, my blogspot blog once stood at PR5 but get peanuts in traffic (difficult to past even 20 a day).

    PR is nothing if you don’t monetize it since it will not affect your SERPs. Thus, monetize it kao kao… Hehe…

    Simonne

    (November 10, 2007 - 6:48 pm)

    My blog had suffered the same treatment from Google as yours: PR 5, then 4, and since a couple of days ago, it is PR 2. However, I won’t stop selling links and writing paid reviews. I’m interested in paying my bills, rather than seeing a big green line in the Google toolbar. And I took down the feedburner counter from my site, because I don’t thyink it’s reliable anymore.

    ketan

    (November 10, 2007 - 8:41 pm)

    You get a lot of visitors! Were you getting same number of visitors right from the start? Or it is a recent trend?

    When you just started your blog, how did you start promoting it?

    Suzette

    (November 12, 2007 - 5:59 pm)

    That’s right! I’ve been thinking – what is PR? Will PR matter to us, if we are not after those $$$$?? Seriously, I won’t bother about it, if not because it enable me grabbing better paid opportunities in PPP. So, if it gets smacked because of those easy TLA money, I’d not bother (unless TLA sais they won’t pay me for not maintaining my PR!). :P

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