The effect on pagerank demotion

Let’s see what being smacked by Google means…

This blog was a PR 4/10 before October 5th.

It went down to PR 3/10 after October 5th.

So, let’s compare October 3rd and October 10th traffic. I pick Wednesday traffic as it is usually the peak.

I lost 26% in my traffic after getting a PR demotion from PR 4 to PR 3.


Note that I have no brains with figures and numbers. I am totally bad with analysis and anything to do with numbers. I failed my maths all the time. But I saw this pattern because I was doing the Argus Alpha tester volunteering. So, I decide to do a bit of comparison.

Now, let’s see what being a PR 3 compared to a PR 2 means.


Further drop in Google organic searches. This time, it is another big cut.

Depressing? Not really. But worrying, a little bit.

Then again, I have seen my site dropped to the second page from the #1 position for the keyword make money and then, bounced back to page one again. So, I believe if we have good contents, we will somehow crawl back to our position because if our site is good, we will survive.

Unlike some other bloggers, I won’t:
1) stop writing paid post
2) take away my Text Link Ads
3) stop giving free links generously
4) worry about what Google does not like
5) rant and whine
because I was such a rebellious kid and now, I am an obnoxious blogger.

But remember not to commit a blog suicide and load your blog with paid posts just because you failed to please Google. Just keep focusing on why you blog, i.e. to provide good contents while making some money. Don’t let the little green bar intimidate you. Think pink. :P (the 5xmom’s style of pink) If people like your blogs, it doesn’t matter what PR you have.

Moreover, I am confident all the middlemen companies like PPP, TLA, SR, RM, Linkworth and etc will soon dissed big G and opt for other measurements. In fact, I was told that SR is now using Yahoo, Linkworth never use Google but have their own linkrank, PPP is coming up with Argus and it’s own analytics and I bet TLA and RM (same company) will think differently too. So, why sweat over PR even if our income once relies on it? PR 3 is the new black. Muahahar..

Post Author: lilian

14 thoughts on “The effect on pagerank demotion


    (October 25, 2007 - 12:14 pm)

    you’ve got the point there lilian.


    (October 25, 2007 - 1:38 pm)

    It’s time to drop Big Gall together. First step is to stop using Adsense. Go to Kontera or any other PPC. Once everyone dumps Big G, padan muka dia…

    I am sure all the other middlemen are already thinking of ways to work around Big G, else they will close shop soon.


    (October 25, 2007 - 3:36 pm)

    There are a lot of top blogs lost their PR too, most of them have PR3 and PR4 now, other than blogs, even some big big sites lost their PR, such as Washington Post,, Sun Times, etc

    You can get the complete list at DailyBlogTips

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    uncle sha

    (October 25, 2007 - 9:08 pm)

    Lilian … I’m PR2 also now

    so so so sad but yeah I’m going with your plan too

    keep on blogging till i drop dead … yup good content the way to go

    I hope advertiser portal will not opt with PageRank anymore


    (October 26, 2007 - 10:36 am)

    My blog other blog drop from 2 to 1, lucky 2 and 1 has the same opportunity to take PPP. The rest, 0 are still 0. Luckily my own blog a PR3 still maintain. If not, the chance to write more opps will be gone…

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    Andrew Ooi

    (October 26, 2007 - 1:06 pm)

    I hate to be the one saying this but is there yet another (second!!) PR drop in your ??


    (October 26, 2007 - 2:08 pm)

    OMFG.. you are at PR 2 now!
    what would happen to my blog of PR 2?…. only G knows

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    Steven Wong

    (October 26, 2007 - 8:42 pm)

    Luckily I am survive from the PR update this time. I guess most probably I didn’t do payperpost writing. I was read somewhere that big G doesn’t like people join the article writing and get paid program.

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