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Many of the blogs highlighted in the update just a couple of days ago seem to have reverted to their previous position. Now for anyone who might be thinking otherwise, there are still some obvious penalties on place for a few sites, but it is less obvious for the more vocal networks.
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from bigpond 2490 Days ago #
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I genuinely do wonder whether the furore over this whole thing, which has now spread to the mainstream media, has had something to do with this. I guess we’ll never know unless someone like Matt steps up to the plate to explain the whole sorry tale.

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from AndyBeard 2490 Days ago #
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I think money talks... hitting AOL, newspapers with Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett on the board etc is not a very smart move.They should honestly have the same right to sell links as Yahoo, if there is a level playing field.But then why should the large none specialists have a right to sell links, but smaller sites, with professional qualifications or experience in their field also sell links with editorial control?

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from JohnWeb 2490 Days ago #
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Yahoo’s time and effort required to review a site submission is apparently worth $299 and yours to do the same PLUS writing up a qualified review is grounds for a penalty.  At least that’s how it is in the eyes of Google. 

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from AndyBeard 2490 Days ago #
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Don’t forget they have to write a description and labour charges in San Fransisco are high

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from AndyBeard 2490 Days ago #
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Jill, someone has to write the linkbait, all others have to do is link ;)I made the table nice and easy to copy and paste - last time it wasn’t obvious who was hammering the data monitors to extract the dataAt the end of the day you probably have tools monitoring 1000s of sites across multiple data centres, but the blogosphere as a whole doesn’t.The posts are not necessarily to inform SEOs, but to provide some easy data for SEOs to inform the public, so they can just go back to work.

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from DoshDosh 2490 Days ago #
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Andy,I actually wasn’t gonna submit yet another PageRank post but the table and your obvious bait-y effort made me do it. :)

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from AndyBeard 2490 Days ago #
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Did you notice I included a few "seed" blogs for the viral effect?I honestly didn’t do a good enough job the first time around, the chain of attribution became broken very quickly

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from Eavesy 2490 Days ago #
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My site seems to have been pealized (pr6 - pr4) even though I have no paid links and I have never sold a link, this is BS, I have been picked on. Google have also penalized their own YouTube down to a pr3.

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from bwelford 2490 Days ago #
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.. and now there is a general TBPR revision so lots of very new websites with limited backlinks are coming in at PR3.   SERoundtable is still at PR4.  Can someone explain what it all means, please.

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from TannerC 2490 Days ago #
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Both my personal website and my blog have received PageRank increases. So I’m not complaining about this whole fiasco.

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from AndyBeard 2490 Days ago #
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SERoundtable is actually still in everflux, either 4 or 6http://digpagerank.com/index.php?url=SERoundtable.com&dc=18As to the general situation, imagine a mountain you have to climb.You could build a "PR" (instead of human) pyramid but it would take thousands of poor quality links to even make it up the initial slopes.You can do some yourself just by having a good linking structure and very few linksThe fastest way up the mountain is with link of huge authority pulling you up on a rope.A good example might be Vanessa Fox when at Google who is actually between 6 and 7 herself currently.http://digpagerank.com/index.php?url=vanessafoxnude.com&dc=18That might end up as a 6 - she isn’t on the Google blogroll anymore, though she gets tons of other editorial links.

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