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    PR suddenly went from 3 to grey


    Can anyone help with this, my PR suddenly went from 3 to a grey box, all pages are still cached but no PR showing.

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    Same thing happened with alot of my sites last week. Give it afew hours, a day or two perhaps and check if they are back to normal
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    As per my knowledge it happens when you stop, pause your SEO activities then Google automatically decrease your ranking, Google Algorithm is updated regularly, so your website should also be updated accordingly.Remember SEO is an on-going process.

    I am new to SEO, what i have read in books thats i had written here, i might be wrong no doubt, nowhere i have mentioned that I am sure about it, If i think i will always give wrong replies then i won't be able to start anything.

    Because through mistakes only one can get experience.

    sorry for that what i have written.

    thanks,

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    Originally Posted by er.ruchi
    As per my knowledge it happens when you stop, pause your SEO activities then Google automatically decrease your ranking, Google Algorithm is updated regularly, so your website should also be updated accordingly.Remember SEO is an on-going process.
    Sorry but that's just plain wrong.

    PR is gained by obtaining links. If you stop gaining links your PR doesn't necessarily drop, it doesn't even stop increasing if sites that are linking to you gain PR then your share will also increase.

    To the OP, we are due a PR update very shortly and what you are seeing is likely due to this. Hang fire for a week or two and see if things return to normal.

    If they don't then you have either lost links or some of the sites linking to yours have lost PR. Either way no need to panic!
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    Thanks lewis, Was just typing something along thoes lines myself. Im getting really frustrated at people firing out false statments without even having the real knowledge themselves.
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    Originally Posted by FR3$H
    Thanks lewis, Was just typing something along thoes lines myself. Im getting really frustrated at people firing out false statments without even having the real knowledge themselves.
    It happens!
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    Your page rank shows 2 here. Don't always rely on the toolbar. Yours may have had a glitch. Check one of the page rank checkers on the internet to double check.

    Lewis is also right, it could be due to the update taking place right now.
    Last edited by seogoat; Apr 2nd, 2009 at 06:48 AM.
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    my sites traffic was good last 2 month now it just fall a bit ... i am not understanding wheather something is going on google side or what happening please do suggest
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    Originally Posted by johnright
    my sites traffic was good last 2 month now it just fall a bit ... i am not understanding wheather something is going on google side or what happening please do suggest
    Can I suggest that you start your own thread!

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    continue to build appropriate links and hopefully you can recoup your page rank loss. Even though PR is fun to look at, its really your traffic and links that count the most.
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    Thankfully it's back to normal, must have just been an update or something. PR is a bit lower, but I only have like 20 good links, finding good links is not easy.
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    Originally Posted by tayethin
    Thankfully it's back to normal, must have just been an update or something. PR is a bit lower, but I only have like 20 good links, finding good links is not easy.
    Google appears to be going through its PR update at the moment so you may see it jump about.

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    if you want the simple answer....

    you have over 70 links on your home page..and only 61 backlinks


    your backlinks should be 10 times MORE than what you have on the home page


    You need to add 'nofollow link attributes' to all the links that do not matter or are worthless

    you also have a total of 96 backlinks to your website?

    my advice
    1. add nofollows to all the unnecessary links
    2. add backlinks to your homepage AND to each individual page
    3. cut down the amount of links you have on the home page

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