“Which part of pagerank do you not understand?”

I have seen many theories flying around over the pagerank fiasco. So, let me spell it very s i m p l e. Listen here….

1) You lost your page rank because you write paid posts.

2) You lost your page rank because you sell text links.

3) You lost your page rank because you just lost it. Google doesn’t need to explain to you.

4) You will never find out why.

5) You may never get it back. So, move on. Here, take some lollipops along with you.

6) Many said their blogspot survives. Don’t be too sure. Blogger.com may even shut down your blog one day…*insert scary movies music* I told you so….get your own domain and hosting…..but you never listen.

7) You cannot fight Google. Don’t be noobs. Or listen too much to those bloggers with kick-ass blogs. JohnChow is JohnChow. Your surname is not Chow. Nor Chan. Hehehe. Or think ‘together we can do it’ ideals.

8) Yes, Google doesn’t mess with our SERP, YET. That, my little ones means search engine results and whatever p stands for. Yes, right now I still rule in #1 for many very valuable keywords. But if Google thinks I have been notty-notty, they will take me off as well. And so do others.

9) Make that decision. You want to continue to be a used cars sales lot? Carry on writing paid posts and selling text links. You want status and reap organic traffic? Then, clean up your act and kiss the greenbacks goodbye. There is no in-betweens. Choose…..follow the light or darkside, your choice. Many of us have who have several blogs, we get to take both paths. When I reached the other side, i.e. dark or light, I will tell you more.

10) Stop bothering about your page rank. Go out and smell the flowers. Remember, we did not LOSE. We GAIN a hell lot of money already from our paid posts and text links over the months. If you have just jumped in…..*insert loser or wrong choice button music* too bad, the party is over. I told you so…..long time ago…..why you never listen to me leh? This is the status we are going to be in at least for several months or weeks. Advertisers are scared shits and will stop their acts for a while.

And more bad news….if you think PayPerPost RealRank is going to help you…think again…..You will be more dead than a dodo. Can you claim your blog is able to withstand the severe scrutiny of the IZEA RealRankâ„¢?

70% weighted towards visitors per day
20% weighted towards amount of ACTIVE inbound links per day
10% weighted towards pageviews per day

However, the way I see it, advertisers will go underground (i.e. those who pay a small sum of fixed amount and get a link without all the fuss of disclosures and escape without no follow link, which is required by Argus) and we will still reap the benefits. I.e. if we are ready to be those black marketeers, you know….the ones standing in the shady part and offers you sold out tickets……*in whisper mode* You need a hell lot of blogs to make a good income (but some of us still can do it cos we got shit loads of blogs.)

The RealRank is going to benefit those of us who already have high traffic. The small fishes will suffer and suffer even more if they are segmented out by continents.

So, boys and girls, the show is over! The fat lady just sang…*bows to evade rotten tomatoes and eggs*

Of course, I had categorised this as Obnoxious, so if you are angry over this post, then I have lived up to my title.

Post Author: lilian

16 thoughts on ““Which part of pagerank do you not understand?”


    (November 16, 2007 - 7:33 pm)

    Well, I suppose this will weed out the true bloggers from the bloggers who only want to make money and then there are those in between… *shrug* I’ll keep blogging and I’ll take whatever money comes my way. I’m a small fishie :) But I agree with you – we had our day and we reaped the benefits. Hurrah!


    (November 16, 2007 - 7:34 pm)

    I’ve got a better idea.

    Don’t blog for money.

    Do some other stuff to make money

    This way no need to worry about
    pagerank or anything.


    (November 16, 2007 - 8:23 pm)


    Rice Blogger

    (November 16, 2007 - 8:35 pm)

    if not blog for money…i think a lot of blog will close…

    anyway, I tried requesting consideration and successfully get my pr back….reminded that i delete the TLA before requesting

    Andrew Ooi

    (November 16, 2007 - 8:55 pm)

    Now the hard decision is to choose which blogs go over the dark side and which ones for the light side :D


    (November 16, 2007 - 9:00 pm)

    Actually, i did think this realrank will kill me. But high traffickers like u ..wud be ok.

    Haiz… have to pimp myself to get traffic. I wear sexy underwear now aso nobody want la! Cannot even see underwear! Too much belly and thighs! Arrrggghhh!

    *chokes ownself*


    (November 16, 2007 - 9:50 pm)

    I wonder if I can sell web ads in pasar malam??…


    (November 16, 2007 - 11:56 pm)

    stay cool… let’s see first what will happen next week…


    (November 17, 2007 - 1:30 am)

    Don’t work hard but work smart to generate money.

    RealRank - A Stillborn Idea from Izea

    (November 17, 2007 - 10:03 am)

    […] sparks light up the web when the guys over at Izea, PayPerPost’s parent company, announced that they would be […]


    (November 17, 2007 - 10:43 am)

    hmm.. kinda got what you mean :)

    superhero W

    (November 17, 2007 - 2:57 pm)

    newbie said.. lets go to the wild…
    let Google know, blogger are powerful.. :D


    (November 17, 2007 - 3:03 pm)

    superhero – If you have a few blogs, then, can try or else, Google will sink us big time. I think the blogs will be dropped from organic real soon. I already notice a drop, from normal 40% to 20+% per cent.

    ahlost – There are more…

    joe – I agree

    weirdoux – I see drop in search engine ranking…and lower adsense…and the future is not bright.

    Andrew Ooi

    (November 17, 2007 - 11:10 pm)

    Losing organic traffic is a killer for any blog (unless you are John Chow).

    […] — and posts from Andy Beard at WebProNews and PPP-using sites like Big Foot Marketing and 5xmom.com (whose somewhat unsubtle real name is Make$ Money$) seem to confirm that PayPerPost users have seen […]


    (November 18, 2007 - 11:02 pm)

    He… He.. I just got my first pagerank ranking nia. And get a very good start. :)

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