Where is the Consistency in Google’s Pagerank?
Not long ago I mentioned that Yahoo was giving me better results than Google. Well apparently Google recently changed it’s algorithms again and it totally killed my blogs.
Where I used to have a pagerank of at least 7 or higher, I checked the other day and didn’t even have a ranking. Ok, I knew that meant Google was still evaluating me, and so I waited. No problem I said to myself, but after checking again today it now says I’m a 1 ??? What the… !!!To say that I’m upset is an understatement. So please pardon my french.The Issue Is:
What will be my rank tomorrow? A 4 perhaps? It’s anybody’s guess at this time. Just follow the bouncing ball. Crikey, the stock market is easier on the nerves.
I’ve heard of blogs being penalized for paid links, Text Link ads but I don’t even use them. So what’s your excuse this time Google?
Maybe there’s a good reason for it or maybe there isn’t, but that’s not the point. The issue is — where’s the consistency Google?
We are at the whim of an arbitrary algorithm created by faceless dorks in an overcrowded office cubicle. Even worse, some google goomba might not like the colour of our template and can hand-edit our pagerank into oblivion.
Frankly I am sooooo fed up with Google having a stranglehold on the search engine market.
We play by the rules and where does it get us? We work our a$$ off developing our blogs just so some idiot at Google can come along and arbitrarily pull the rug from underneath us … and for no apparent reason!
I don’t think so.
What To Do?
Unfortunately when you play God long enough you start believing it. If Google really is God then I’m going to have to commit blasphemy and give it the finger.
I’ve already changed my browser’s default search to Yahoo. I suggest you do the same … use anything but Google.
All the more reason why I’m moving off Blogger and away from anything related to Google.
digg_url = http://www.blogbloke.com/where-is-the-consistency-in-googles-pagerank/; Oh, and one more thing. Today I’m officially declaring Google’s pagerank biased and is completely irrelevant to evaluating the worth of a blog. That goes for Technorati and Alexa too.So don’t even bother wasting your time obsessing over it. It’s a joke.“`
UPDATE Oct. 28, 2007: This was the most talked about topic of the week and apparently I’m the one who broke the story. Everyone from Problogger, Andy Beard to TechCrunch is talking about it, and yet not one of them bothered to link to me. Oh well, considering that this was the most dugg post of all (ignore the digg link above — it isn’t working half the time) and that my pagerank is now higher than many of the former a-list snobs out there … here’s sand in your face boyz and girlz