PageRank Update for 2011

I started this blog way back on April 5, 2008. I honestly had no gameplan for this blog. I just wanted to share my thoughts on things, my life and current events. When I started this blog up, I had no idea what "PageRank" meant. I soon discovered to bloggers and web site owners alike, this PageRank thing was the "holy grail" among people. I really didn't think much of it. I mean, it was nice to get people to visit and comment occasionally. But, I honestly was doing this for my own amusement. In Septemeber of 2008, I noticed something unusual. I went from 0 PageRank to a PR3. I can't tell you how astounded I was by that revelation. I thought I had to do all sorts of SEO, backlinking, paid advertising, blah, blah. I didn't do anything. But, I got that PR3 fairly quickly. So, I figured I'd be getting a PR4 fairly soon. To quote a rental car commercial; "Not exactly."

I started actively trying to get my PageRank even higher. But, no matter how hard I tried, nothing worked. So, there that PageRank sat...PR3 just blaring in my face for THREE YEARS. This past Monday, after a day of grilling out for July 4th, I came in to check out my blog for reasons I can't remember. I noticed something odd. My PAGERANK WAS NOW A PR4!!!!! Again, I was astounded. Now, I confess I worked at getting backlinks this time. But, I did not spend an inordinate amount of time doing it. But, I did notice something....many different sites were linking to me. That baffled me as well. I really had given up on my PageRank ever getting higher than a PR3. I really didn't care any longer. But, just when you think it won't happen, it happens. I don't know if this is Google's way of making up to me of disabling my adsense account or not. Ok, I doubt that. Google doesn't give a damn about an obscure little blog like this one. But, since the Adsense ads are now gone, my PageRank went up. Who knew?

Now, I have visited other blogs that have had a decrease in their PageRank. I am fully aware of that possibility happening to me as well. Yes, I know PageRank is not viewed as being important as it once was on the internet. But, tell that to sponsors. The PageRank is still the standard to advertisers. This may just be a temporary little uptick for this old blog. Then again, who knows what will happen? I don't understand how Google operates (such as disabling my Adsense account for "invalid activity"). They are as secretive as any government intelligence agency. But, for right now, I'm going to enjoy this little uptick in PageRank. It may just last until the next update. But, again, so what. I can say I had my day in the sun.

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Came to work this morning to, to find out we had gone from a big fat zero to a 3, maybe my hardwork and methodical link building efforts are finally starting to pay off

Congrats to you tools an power tools! Going from a 0 to PR3 is a sensational feeling in and of itself. But, it is even moreso whenever you wait 3 years for that PR4. Hope you don't have to wait that long. I don't know how long I will be a PR4. But, I am going to enjoy it while it lasts.

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