Are you buying or selling Google juice? The debate rages on. Or, actually, did Google just end it?
Last week, I noticed the Stanford Daily had dropped from when I wrote the above in April to PR7 today. That’s a huge drop that has no apparent reason to happen. Some others were also reporting PageRank drops. So I pinged Google, and they confirmed that PageRank scores are being lowered for some sites that sell links.
In addition, Google said that some sites that are selling links may indeed end up being dropped from its search engine or have penalties attached, to prevent them from ranking well.
Game on. As Sam says, if you’re going to dance, you gotta pay the band.
Or is this just Google flexing? As Andy states…
Google are attacking my personal brand, my business, and my integrity.
You know what I think? I think that Google is gonna get what they want, regardless of what some bloggers or seo’rs say or do or think.
My advice? Same as it always has been when it come to seo. If it feels wrong, Google probably thinks it is.