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    Technical Director at StuckOn JakeCop's Avatar
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    Google PageRank penalty slapped on me

    I noticed yesterday that Google had slapped a PR penalty on my blog site MrDaz.com for what I can only assume was for selling links.

    I take it no one noticed a real PR update yesterday? Did anyone else get a PR penalty?

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    I bet they might think your network sites are paid links too, google isnt THAT smart. I had to stop cross linking my websites aswell.

    I didnt notice any update though.

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    Technical Director at StuckOn JakeCop's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waraas View Post
    I bet they might think your network sites are paid links too, google isnt THAT smart. I had to stop cross linking my websites aswell.
    A worrying thought as some of the sites in my sig aren't mine. I link to a lot of sites as well, some mine, some belonging to others. If Google starts slapping penalties on sites I link to that'd cause serious issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakeCop View Post
    A worrying thought as some of the sites in my sig aren't mine. I link to a lot of sites as well, some mine, some belonging to others. If Google starts slapping penalties on sites I link to that'd cause serious issues.
    It won't do. It will only penalize sites where the links are placed.

    If those sites that you're linking to have reciprocal links back then they could be penalized but if you're just worried about your links to other sites causing penalties then you have no need to worry otherwise you could setup links to all your competitors and watch their rankings drop

    Only on page factors can ever result in penalty as off page factors can be manipulated by anyone.

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    I wouldn't put too much thought into this. Besides there not being a PR update the Google toolbar is known for showing incorrect results at random times. And if your rankings have not been affected then what's there to worry about?

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    I think cross linking is having the most effect on sites since last update.


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