__/ [ Big Bill ] on Wednesday 22 February 2006 08:11 \__
> On Wed, 22 Feb 2006 06:54:22 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>__/ [ Big Bill ] on Wednesday 22 February 2006 06:11 \__
>>> Despite my finally getting a PR of 5 for my index page, I'm virtually
>>> invisible in the serps. I'm hundreds deep now for terms I was top ten
>>> or twenty for for years, yet my PR is higher. What kind of a joke
>>> engine is this?
>>It comes to prove that PageRank embellishments are pointless. Were you
>>expecting traffic to change overnight owing to the TBPR update?
> Hell no, I've said publicly PR was irrelevant for years now.
> Thinking about things a little deeper, I have to say that my traffic
> is as good as ever it was, despite my being all but invisible save for
> my page about templates. And, oddly enough, I recall reading in a
> couple of forums how odd it was during and after Jagger that people
> were somehow still finding sites for keywords and phrases even though
> these sites were buried, absolutely buried, in the serps. I'm
> beginning to wonder if the serps we're seeing from Google aren't
> pretendy ones, and somehow they're spoofing us from the mountain. The
> real ones are actually only presented very very low in the results.
> Something about the current display isn't jake, it just doesn't ring
Results are delivered impartially, regardless of where you are. There are
only the factors of localisation and datacentre misalignment.
I think you must check to ensure that referrals are not from Google's sister
sites (harvesters), opponents, or even Google images. You may soon find a
perfectly-defensible explanation. Looking at the logs can be tricky at times
and, if I recall correctly, only ~20% of the time, visitors will bother to
step down to page 2 and onwards. The large majority of all referrals are
from page 1. If you use GoogleBar you can get 50 per page, so it is rarely
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