The Myth That DoFollow Leaches Your PR

I've been a blogger for quite some time now and I've read a lot of posts from other bloggers in regards to why your blog should keep the nofollow attribute in the comments section. The main one being that if you were to change your blog to a dofollow blog it would harm your Page Rank (PR). The main reason given for this is that Google, the great instigator of PR, would only approve of relevant links and therefore all irrelevant links should have the nofollow attribute attached to it so as not to waste Google's minions, the SpiderBots, time by following useless links. The myth is that in order to stop people using links in comments Google would leach PR from the hosting site. This naturally scared the pants off some bloggers who immediately ran around in a mindless panic making their blogs nofollow and checking individual links in their posts to see whether or not they should also be made nofollow. [eminimall] I am happy to say that I am not one of those bloggers who panicked, and my blog has remained, and will always remain, a dofollow blog. Why? Because I want to reward those who take the time to leave constructive comments on my blog. What's that? What of Google and my PR? Well, honestly I have always stated that PR was never really important to me, although I will try to make good use of it while I have it. As to the myth that dofollow leaches your PR,…

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The Child Of God

Yep, it's poetry time again. This one is a little different and has absolutely nothing to do with blogging. I am and always have been a firm believer in God and Jesus but am not one to force it down peoples throat. I could never understand those religious zealots who continually try to force their ideals on others and have always felt that they are doing more harm than good. Too bad that they don't behave as Jesus did while he was amongst us. The only time that I can remember when he was angry was in Matthew 21:12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, Other than that, He would go about preaching, and those who would listen did. There was no brow beating and the disciples certainly weren't in the habit of whipping people into submission. Anyway, I digress and certainly don't want to start Bible bashing. Without further ado, I present to you The Child Of God I am a child of God I am saved for I believe For those who judge me Judge not lest thou be judged For with what judgement ye judge Ye shall be judged Fools, know thee that only He judges For there is no mote in God's eye Only He sees clearly to judge There are many who profess to be saved They are…

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Googles Latest PR Update In Time For Halloween

Yep, Halloween is just around the corner, and Google has chosen this hallowed time to play around with everybody's PR. Some would have gone up, some down, and those that Google considers unsavory have probably had it stripped from them. Personally, this blog has done fairly well as it went from PR3 to PR4. Not bad considering that I haven't really been trying to improve on my ranking at all. Being the last days of Halloween and all, and seeing how this post's been mainly about Google, I put a little poem together to commemorate the occasion. Googlebots, the terror of the Net Striking fear into Webmasters and yet Webmasters and bloggers, all of like mind In using keywords for Googlebot to find Keywords, the spider food these poor sods use Hoping the Spiderbots will follow and not abuse With luck they hope to obtain position number one For anything else would certainly be no fun They will try anything to obtain a Page Rank From spamming bloggers and going to the bank To pay for links on high ranking sites But if Google found out, it would simply bite For the venom of the Google Bomb is well known Because if you piss Google off your PR is blown So, how does Google know if you've been bad or good? It's those bloody Googlebots spidering the web for food [eminimall] Those damn Googlebots, they have no heart or soul They don't give a shit if your blog falls down a hole…

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