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what the hell?!? how can my site lose its pagerank all of a sudden?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by swi7ch, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. swi7ch

    swi7ch Power Member

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    Last time I checked the PR of one of my sites was last week and it was PR 1. Today is my weekly SERP checking etc. and I was surprised to see that one of my sites dropped from PR 1 to PR N/A! Has there been a PR update from Google today? I used ScrapeBox and about 22 other PR checkers online and they all say that my site is now PR N/A. I didn't change one thing on my site.

    What the hell? How is this possible?
     
  2. PandaDomo

    PandaDomo Senior Member

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    Penguin refresh?
     
  3. ksjohns

    ksjohns Newbie

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    google pwnage.... sorry.
     
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  4. kimomalcolmx

    kimomalcolmx Regular Member

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    well you lost it, dont whine about it and go build some more High PR links and gain it again
     
  5. swi7ch

    swi7ch Power Member

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    I wonder if I should keep this site or just delete it. Anyone?
     
  6. swi7ch

    swi7ch Power Member

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    LOL, I'm not whining. I was under the impression that the PR of a site can only change once Google does a massive refresh every 3-4 months like on the dates posted here - http://pagerankupdates.com/google-pagerank-update-history.html
     
  7. assphuck

    assphuck Senior Member

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    Not if it's a manual action. Were you selling links on the site? That's normally what causes it if you did not make any changes to the site structure.
     
  8. kimomalcolmx

    kimomalcolmx Regular Member

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    keep it, what dew you need page rank for? or dew you want it for a blog network?
     
  9. swi7ch

    swi7ch Power Member

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    No, it was an NBA message board using vBulletin and then I tried switching to IP.Board but I f*cked up the database. There weren't a lot of activity on the message board anyway so I just left it untouched for months.

    I was going to sell it on Flippa for some change. Now no one will probably want it because it's PR N/A. ;)
     
  10. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    There has been a PR update in the last week or so, one of my best sites fell from PR5 to PR4. Its been PR5 for three years.

    I have added some outbound links for article swaps, and i think it bled off some of my authority.
     
  11. kvmcable

    kvmcable Supreme Member

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    Make damn sure you look at your backlinks to see if they point to the www version or non-www version. If you switched the version the PR will disappear within a day or so.
     
  12. swi7ch

    swi7ch Power Member

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    LOL, thank you!!!

    When I was using vBulletin, my site did not have the 'www' part. But when I switched to IP.Board, I used the 'www' part. I reverted back to NOT using the 'www' version of my site and guess what... three days later I got the old PR back! That one little change did the trick so thanks again! :)
     
  13. TheLinkGuy

    TheLinkGuy Power Member

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    Are you still indexed? That should be your only concern if you have PR N/A.

    After that, focus on rankings. I have a PR5 website that doesn't rank well at all because its in a very competitive market.

    Trust me, I'll take a PR0 ranking site over a PR5 non ranking site anyday of the week.