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A Call for a New Pageranking System

I was originally going to entitle this post “Are Social Networking Sites Hijacking Our Blogs?”

I started writing it because I’ve been noticing that I’m getting a disproportionate number of bloggers adding me as their friend on Social Networking sites, as compared to my newsfeed subscriptions increasing.I’m also receiving more comments and messages in my SN accounts than I’m getting on my real blog. The discussion it seems is shifting over to the Social Networking groups like this one over at BlogCatalogue.

Apparently they are reading content over there instead of here. Hmm. Obviously there’s a trend going on here so brandishing the number of our newsfeed suscribers or our Alexa traffic stats as a measurement of a blog’s popularity is quickly becoming old school.

This is even more true now in consideration of what I said yesterday, and the fact that too many bloggers continue to abuse links as currency instead of being meted out ethically.

1. So does that mean we need a brand new method of pagerank measurement that will take all this into consideration. Are there any takers?

2. Does it also spell the death nell of our primary blogs? I sincerely hope not.

3. Or maybe we should just scrap pageranking — period!

4. OR, (God forbid) just as the government had to take Microsoft to task for abuse of its monopoly, maybe (perhaps) the internet requires a similar approach? Is it too much responsibility for just one organization like Google to police itself and do no evil?

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Written October 29th, 2007 by | 8 Comments | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips , ,

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  1. It took MONTHS for my site to even get a PageRank, which I’m sure has deterred many would-be-visitors from taking my site seriously, and finally have a PR4.

    It’s such a pity that PageRank has become the “definitive” value that people place on sites, regardless of the quality of the content. First Google took months to update the system, thus punishing new sites with a PR of 0 or N/A, and now they are demeaning established and well-respected sites by reducing their PageRank!

    Sure, we all understand that a system which uses “real value” (rather than paid links and spam) will take much time and effort to establish and perfect. But come on Google, at least be fair to us all in the meantime!

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  2. Or perhaps we need to take this even further. Maybe we need to get rid of Google’s monopoly on the internet?

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  3. You already know my answer to that one…

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  4. Hey Mike, please indulge me. I need my memory refreshed (remember that Alzheimer’s thing :)

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  5. Clue: See point 4 above!

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