The Great Pagerank Googlebomb: The Aftermath
Unless you have been living with your head in the sand you must have heard by now about Google’s pagerank shakeup that has made b-listers out of the blogosphere’s former royal families.
So now that the dust has settled and we’ve had a moment to catch our collective breath it’s time to reflect on what it all means.
I’m not going to mince words here. As for me I’m glad that this happened because ranking systems have been gamed and abused far too long.So all I can say is good on them. After all, that is how most of the former a-listers got there in the first place.
Who is going to be impacted the most by all this are those who monetize their blogs and base their credibility on such ranking systems.
Like I said yesterday, I believe the reverberations of this event is going to turn all of our ranking systems on its head, and we are going to have to find a better way to rank blogs and/or we should scrap it entirely (the latter being the more preferable).
So now that the playing field has been levelled, let’s concentrate on the content instead of who’s-who blogarchies created by insecure nerds.
As for Google continuing it’s dominance on the SE market, although most agree that will not change I can only hope that we’re all wrong. Because monopolies in the computer industry are bad and dangerous for everyone.
Just ask Microsoft.
So tell me … has this affected you at all? Are you happy that it happened, or do you just not care?