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


Those damn Googlebots, they have no heart or soul
They don’t give a shit if your blog falls down a hole
Do what you can to better your position
Especially if improving your PR is your ambition

Personally I don’t give a crap
I’m not falling for that trap
I’m more for enjoying my blogging
And that’s best without a Google flogging

So, I hope you enjoyed that, and perhaps you could leave a comment as to how Google has ranked your blog with this last update.

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  1. Congrats on moving on up on the Page Rank. My blog hasn’t moved any where it is still PR 0. Thanks Greg Ellison

    1. Thanks Greg, and with time your blog’s PR will go up, just don;t stress about it, because it will cramp your style.

  2. Cool poem, Sire. Honestly, I’m just now starting to get into SEO, so I don’t know how I’m doing pagerank wise. Part of my issue is that my blog is hard to define, so I don’t know what keywords and such I want to target.

    It does seem like I get the majority of my readers from other blog links, so that’s something I want to change in 2010. But I’m with you, I don’t want to get sidetracked from the best part of blogging, the fellowship and the personal growth, instead of becoming obsessed with google ranks and what not.
    .-= Trey – Swollen Thumb Entertainment´s last blog ..Exclusive Interview With Underground Rap Sensation: V Sinizter =-.

    1. Trey, I don’t really worry about keywords at all. At the end of the post I spend all of thirty seconds on tags and stuff and that’s it.

      If the bot’s find it, all well and good, if they don’t, man, I ain’t going to lose any sleep over it.

  3. Pretty creative poem…btw did u win anything in the lottery or is it later?

    I moved up 1 PR level…anyone know how often they update the PR? Is it every 3 months or so?

    Alan Neville – Glass Pipes artist, writer, and activist.
    .-= Alan @ Basin Glass Co.´s last blog ..“Just another Brand of Beer” =-.

    1. Nope, another dud. Reckon I will have to wait for the next super draw.

      As for the PR updates, I personally feel that lately Google just does it when it feels like it.

  4. Oh my God, Sire, hadn’t you mentioned about this PR Update thing, I wouldn’t have known that my blog has now taken its first step up the PR ladder. It has been wallowing at 0 for around 7 months. Now it is PR1. Not very spectacular, but to see it finally take its first step is really amazing to me.

    As I was writing this comment I also remembered to check on my other site, a 3 month old site and was amazed to see it having PR2 rank now. I haven’t even noticed when it got PR1. Wow, even though I have some misgivings about Google, it makes me say ‘Google rocks!’ at least just for now while I’m in celebratory mood.

    Thanks Sire, your post which lead me to discover my latest PR status) made my day.
    .-= James Moralde´s last blog ..Wordpress Slideshow Plugin: Superb Slideshow =-.

    1. Congratulations on your PR James, and aren’t you glad you’ve subscribed to the blog. That way you can keep up with all the brilliant updates that you’ll find on this blog :wink_ee:

    1. I’m glad you liked it CB, and you have a great blog. Your PR is going to happen sooner or later, just don’t make that the main objective of your posts.

  5. Sire, Happy Halloween to you, your family AND Happy Google PageRank to your blog :)
    .-= Hicham´s last blog ..Egypt and Mustafa Mahmoud =-.

  6. I am seeing all of these Google page rank updates and posts as I go through my reader and I think for the first time ever, I actually care what my PR is.

    Sadly it stayed stuck at a 4 and will probably be stuck there for a while.
    .-= Extreme John@Extreme John Blogs and Business´s last blog ..Sunday Smash Blogging Tips, Contests, Google and Pictures =-.

    1. Nothing wrong with that John, unless you let it change the way tackle your blogging. Don’t want it to wreck your style now do we mate?

  7. I have a couple of sites and some went up from 1-2 but nothing apart from that. My newest site is stuck at 0 even though I’ve been working on getting backlinks etc, but as you probably know, it’s tough. Maybe I’ll win the Oz lottery before I make money online :D
    .-= MSN Symbols´s last blog ..MSN weather symbols =-.

    1. Well M Sy, theirs no chance of winning the OZ lottery unless you buy a ticket. :wink_ee:

      As to the backlinks, apart from commenting I don’t worry too much about it, and yet I have obtained a PR4. :ponder_tb:

  8. Congrats on the PR update. The same happened to me, from 3-4. I have no Idea why I went up. Like you, I haven’t done much. Unlike you I haven’t even posted much lately.
    .-= Ned Carey@Baltimore Investing´s last blog ..Death Notice of Ned Carey =-.

    1. Thanks Ned. Who knows why Google decides to bless us with a PR upgrade. I decided long ago that there wasn’t any real sense to it which is why I don’t stress over it these days. That and the fact that it’s a useless way of determining the worth of a blog.

      1. Hey I don’t stress over it but I’ll certainly take pride in achieving a number 4.

        But you are right PR is not much of an indicator of the worth of the blog. Our blogs have the same PR but you make some money, have much more traffic and get a ton more comments. Some blogs have high PR but are crappy and poorly written. Some have low PR and are excellent in their field.
        .-= Ned Carey@Baltimore Investing´s last blog ..Review of The Go-Giver =-.

        1. Ned, is it possible that I’ve been at it longer than you, or perhaps found the advantages of commenting on other blogs a lot earlier?

  9. Congratulations Sire! You deserve it for all your hardwork. I got my own fair share of luck too.
    .-= Mathdelane @Software Critics´s last blog ..Does Google Pagerank Convert Money? =-.

    1. Thanks Mathdelane, I know I put a lot of work into the blog, but only because I enjoy doing it.

  10. Nice poem there.

    But why do I feel like reading a Nostradamus quatrain there? LOL

    I now have a PR of 3 from 2 after 8 months of blogging.
    .-= ark´s last blog ..Funny Comments From My Spam Box =-.

    1. I don’t know Ark, perhaps it has something to do with the tone? :wink_ee:

      Congrats on your PR update.

  11. Congratulation Sire for Latest Update.. :)
    .-= Harsh Agrawal´s last blog ..Why do you use Twitter? Marketing tool or Socializing? =-.

  12. Hey Sire,
    Great job on the Page Rank of 4!
    I loved the Google Poem. It was so true and funny at the same time.
    I just can not believe that you would say the Google bots have no heart or soul. Now, they were nice to you and you go and bash them. That is not a way to win them over as friends. ;)
    .-= Sheryl Loch´s last blog ..Are You Checking Your Key Phrases in Google Caffeine =-.

    1. You reckon. I thought it was because I’ve been bashing them all this time that I got the PR. If I stop now it will be seen as a weakness and I’ll probably get Google Slapped. :devil_tb:
      .-= Sire´s last blog ..The Child Of God =-.

  13. Well,

    It’s Halloween time again (October 11)and the Big G is up to their old PR tricks. My old tools that read PR are no longer working. But, with a little searching I found that SEO Quake is updated to deal with this change. Except…The order by rank function is not working, so you cannot bring the highest PR results to the top of the page. Hopefully, this will be fixed also.

    1. You are so right Chas, I noticed that the PR wasn’t showing anymore yesterday and just knew that Google was up to something.

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