OMB Google PageRank Back to PR7

Well, I know you guys normally notice this before I do, but I was filtering through the spam here on OMB with FireFox when I noticed the SearchStatus bar was reporting we’re back up to a PR7. It’s not quite the PR8 we used to know and love, but it’s better than the downright insulting PR4 we suffered with for a couple of weeks.

Anyhoo, now my previous rant seems a little silly. But I do wonder if someone saw it and corrected things (mostly) as a result? It’s impossible to know what to do to appease the Google Gods. I’ll just keep sending random offerings of frankincense and myrrh.

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John P.

John P. is CEO of Livid Lobster and co-host of Geek Beat TV. You can also find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.


  1. I wonder why some people say PR is unimportant. Matt Cutts still talks about it like it is important. Other things are important too but I think PR is important

  2. Mobile TTS - says:

    Glad you’re back bud! My sites are still the same, but I guess that’ll all pan out eventually.
    thank you

  3. Jessica says:

    Is it true if you get one PR 7 link you will automatically get PR 6 in next update?
    Thanks in advance.

  4. John P. says:

    They shouldn’t matter because they are javascript. The only links that count are real ones that have a <a href=””> and that don’t contain the attribute rel=”nofollow”.


  5. Ok, well – scratch all that – the PR1 on LMM is back. Nutters!

    I was wondering, also, though – about the Blogrush Widget links…hmm…

  6. Ok, that’s exactly where I was going to go with that, too – but, then I realized that I have the very same blogroll on Hippie Spelunker. Maybe they just haven’t gotten to that one yet. eeeks!

  7. John P. says:

    Hmmm. The only thing that I can think of is that one of the links you have in your sidebar might be to a site that is being penalized by Google. If so, it could be considered a “bad link neighborhood” and could be dragging you down. :-(

    You have to be fairly careful about handing out links like that for this very reason. Just linking to a single site can have negative repercussions from this effect.

    Then again, it could just be Google being crazy!


  8. New twist to the story here, John. My new blog, Lisa Marie Mary, on which I’ve never done a paid review, paid link – paid anything – heck, I don’t even have Adsense on there yet – has lost it’s inky winky bit of PR. They had given me a 1, and have since seen fit to take it away. Hmm… *scratches head*
    (My new Hippie blog, that they gave a 2, though – has kept that.)

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