Ok, I have seen enough of the denial stance adopted by many bloggers who got smacked by Google. Normal human beings are like that. If they cannot face something, they will go into denial mode or defensive mode. So, all keep chanting, PR doesn’t matter. Many still have the mob mentality. Just because JohnChow said Google won’t matter, they think the same, forgetting that their blogs are nothing like John’s.
Actually, it is much easier to join the mob, i.e. those who are boycotting Google and keep each other spirit up with empty promises of something that has not been proven. It is much easier to cope that way.
But let this blog be the sacrificial lamb. I will burst all your bubbles. I am going to tell you that PR does matter. It just too bad that we cannot do anything about it. If you want the money from paid posts and TLA, it is a Catch 22 situation. Between the devil and the deep blue sea.
That’s why I took the courageous act of dropping money and opt for PR. People said I am chasing PR for ego. Those bitches out there definitely are blinded to money and they don’t know nuts about how the internet operates. Fark, they don’t even know who are some of the A-List bloggers and who are the ones who can make or break a company with just one blog post. So, this post is definitely not for you. Keep on writing your paid posts (not that you have any) and go on hoping for the realwanker to come and save you. Good luck.
Meanwhile, those of you with some common sense, this post is for you.
The above is my blog traffic from September till today. In September, my unique hits was around 900 and some days it even went up to 1K. I was a PR 4/10 then. Then, just before the first smack of PR 4/10 to PR 2/10, the traffic keep dropping. Then, I got an increase again at PR3/10. And then, zoom all the way to zero. Now, I am lucky if I can get over 400 unique hits. I rely mostly on organic traffic because I pwned in many keywords. Organic traffic drives the most Adsense income.
Some of the misconceptions or dare I say the dumbest things I heard from people in the denial mode are :
1) PR doesn’t matter
2) I don’t rely on Google
3) My traffic is mostly from referrals
4) There are Yahoo and MSN
5) When there is a realwanker, Google PR can go die
Well, things don’t happen overnight. It may take us a few more years until someone better than Google comes along. If you remember, it takes years for Firefox to take over IE. And Firefox is still behind IE in terms of percentage of users. So, do you seriously think your blog can last that long?
You may wonder, if you get back your PR and yet, you cannot monetize your site, what good is it? Well, how do you know that I won’t be able to monetize? People will come up with many new and innovative ways in monetizing our blogs.
Sorry that this may sounds harsh but a lot of people had been misled with a few who are in denial mode. Wake up from your slumber. We cannot have our PR and money from paid posts. Well…unless you have several blogs and have your income spread out. Like me who didn’t put my eggs in one basket.
So, are you going to at least try to clean up your act of no more paid posts?