I started this blog in April of 2008. I did not know ANYTHING about Page Rank at that time. I soon found out it was the ark of the covenant to most site owners. Imagine my amazement when I went from PRO in April to PR3 in July of 2008! This new (at that time) blog went up 3 page ranks in just 3 months. Most could not believe it when I told them. However, for the next 4 years (with the exception of 3 weeks in July of 2011 when this blog went to PR4 so very briefly), this blog has stayed at PR3. Try as I might, I could not get the Page Rank to rise. I soon gave up and just concentrated on providing content on this blog. Now, I admit, the recent Panda and Penguin updates did cause me concern. However, this old blog stayed at PR3....until about August 1, last Wednesday. Imagine my astonishment when I found out my blog had been lowered from PR3 to PR2! At first, I thought it would be temporary. My PR had gone down from PR3 to PR0 briefly before. But, I am now convinced this blog is a PR2 for the foreseeable future. I'm not going to dwell on it because there isn't a damn thing I can do about it.
Google, of course, never provides an explanation when they lower or raise the PR on your site. Ironically enough, my new political blog, "The Right Commentary," rose from a PR1 to a PR2. It will be a year old on September 3. That blog has far fewer posts, backlinks and comments than this 4+ year old blog. It doesn't make much sense, does it? But, trying to figure Google out is an exercise in futility. At one time PR meant everything to me. I would check around the internet, looking to see if a Google update had happened recently in the hopes my blog's PR would increase. Now, alas, the PR has decreased. I'm not going to worry about it. I will still update this old blog at least twice a week. Getting mad at Google doesn't do a damn thing except give you high blood pressure. Of course, Google techies say PR doesn't mean as much as it once did also. So, dear Google, why all the animal updates? Tell sponsors and advertisers PR doesn't mean much. Regardless, there's nothing I can do about it. I just wanted to rant and rave about this once on this old blog.