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Monday, November 07, 2005

UncoverTheNet PR 0? Oh My Gosh!

I know it sounds dramatic; I guess that was the point. I've gotten several emails with just links to threads at various discussion forums about a PR 0 home page. I guess everyone wants an explanation. Well here it is: I don't know. :)

On a more serious note, my goal for UTN is something that will be made over the course of several years. So worrying about what website does or does not like us at the moment isn't exactly a big concern. I'm of the belief that if you try to build something worthy of customers, then the search engines will follow.

I'll bet alot of the users who read this blog are webmasters and care alot about PageRank. But did you know we spend over $1,000/day on Google Adwords alone? My point I want to convey here is that UTN is much more than a link farm type website.

So looking at the bigger picture: we're here to stay, Google or no Google. In other words, if Google doesn't have faith in us now, hopefully we can give them a reason to in the years to come. :)

Questions/Comments: Please leave yours!

7 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

Well said Shawn.

And I note that Google PR still runs through other parts of the UTN site. And UTN backlinks are still showing up. UTN has not been banned.

I have no doubt that Google will change it's tune on UTN in the future. And Google is not the only search engine out there.

November 7, 2005 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger bobmutch said...

Well I would think Matt Cutts knows what the issue is. It would be nice if some one close to Matt would find out what is going on and give us a heads up here at UTN.

So Matt what's the word? Is it just a hick-up on the PR value of the home page or is there some thing that needs to be fixed?

Personally I have worked hard adding up quality websites as an editor and while we would all like to see Google on board, as Shawn our fearless leader has said we are moving on with or with out Google.

There is no ban as a search on uncoverthenet or uncoverthenet.com has UTN in first position. There are 2.1 million pages in the Google index and it is showing 11,600 inbound links, so things are looking healthy. It's just that pesky Pagerank bar.

While most of the companies that submit their sites to UTN probably don't even know what Pagerank is the SEO/SEM industry which is a good chunk of any directories client base do. I for one am going to continue to add my new clients to UTN and I trust Matt can get this all straighten out by the next Pagerank update.

November 7, 2005 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger bobmutch said...

Well I would think Matt Cutts knows what the issue is. It would be nice if some one close to Matt would find out what is going on and give us a heads up here at UTN.

So Matt what's the word? Is it just a hick-up on the PR value of the home page or is there some thing that needs to be fixed?

Personally I have worked hard adding up quality websites as an editor and while we would all like to see Google on board, as Shawn our fearless leader has said we are moving on with or with out Google.

There is no ban as a search on uncoverthenet or uncoverthenet.com has UTN in first position. There are 2.1 million pages in the Google index and it is showing 11,600 inbound links, so things are looking healthy. It's just that pesky Pagerank bar.

While most of the companies that submit their sites to UTN probably don't even know what Pagerank is the SEO/SEM industry which is a good chunk of any directories client base do. I for one am going to continue to add my new clients to UTN and I trust Matt can get this all straighten out by the next Pagerank update.

November 7, 2005 at 6:12 PM  
Blogger Shawn said...

Thanks guys, good comments.

November 7, 2005 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Maxim Rodionov said...

I think the toolbar PR will be visible next update. I saw a lot of sites droped down from PR5 to PR0 the previous update without being banned loosing serps. Now they retrieved their Pagerank.

November 8, 2005 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Tutorialbase said...

most of the sites jump from pr 0 to pr 4 or 5..but its hard to go higher then that..and when you get the first pr for your website, its limitd and might be lost soon..same with those people i guess..you got a nice point tho, it comes back..A google Game!

November 11, 2005 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger Billy Jones said...

I noticed recently that even Yahoo has a Google PR of only 8. If Yahoo can't snag a 10 then who can?

April 22, 2006 at 12:30 PM  

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