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Changes to PageRank?

By Lucas Chan

It seems that Google has recently changed their PageRank algorithm. A number of sites have experienced a significant drop in PageRank as a result.

  • Boing Boing: Was 9, now 7.
  • Engadget: Was 7, now 5.
  • Was 7, now 5.
  • New Scientist: Was 7, now 5.

Early reports suggest that sites which sell or exchange links are most affected. However sites that don’t fall into this category have also experienced a drop in PageRank.

This is a potentially devastating change for sites that rely heavily on search traffic. Post here if this affects you, or if you have any further insight.

Lucas has been building the web since 1996. His experience covers Content Management, Online Learning, Documentation Management, Product Ordering and ecommerce systems across Linux(Debian/Redhat/CentOS), Mac OS, FreeBSD and Microsoft platforms.

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