my main money site is ranked 5-6 on g00gle for my main search term. It has about 3000 backlinks and about 5 out. this is about the same as all the sites above it. it's pretty much an authority site. Number one will be pretty hard as it's a newsltd site and rupert murdoch has a bigger marketing budget than I do (he also owns about a million PR6 and above pages to link from), but second should be possible I have 100's of minor search terms at numbers 1-3. it's a 11 year old site, thats only been actively marketed for about 10 months. all sounds good BUT I have a page rank of 0. There are no recipricol links on the site and no links pages on the site. In my opinion I'm suffering from a page rank penalty. I have been stuck at 5-6 for quite a while now and am doing all I know to raise it. I am scrapebox blasting the hell out of bookmarks and other pages linking to it, there are thousands of articles out there. It's had a few xrumer blasts as well - still PR0. My partner in the business (travel agency site) wants page rank. it will allow her to get better deals/commissions for the site. I'm very wary to ask g00gle for reconsideration as I, shall we say, haven't exactly followed their guidelines. Could the PR penalty be costing me in rankings and preventing that final push to the top? Would it be suicide to ask for reconsideration on a site that has had some BH?