Nov 17, 2007 114 reads by Navneet Kaushal

Google Goes after the Everyday Blogger says a post by Ted Murphy. Apparently, Google has punished PayPerPost bloggers by completely removing their PR. This is not new, as readers of Unofficial SEO Blog should know that PageRank problems have been a regular feature in our blog.

"It is no coincidence that Google has gone after some blogs that utilize PayPerPost and many of our competitors services. We offer a very attractive alternative to AdSense and are leading a charge to provide real monetization for everyday bloggers. Unlike the Google AdSense black box, we are palms up when it comes to revenue share and give bloggers the lions share of advertising dollars that they deserve."

The funny part is that in the process Ted Murphy picks a fight with TechCrunch.

"I find it laughable that high profile bloggers like TechCrunch aren't being penalized in the same way. Perhaps it's the fact that they use AdSense. Perhaps it's the fact that they are silicon valley insiders and are invited to special Google events. Either way I don't see the difference between a sponsored post in our system or this sponsored post. Both are paid for, neither use no-follow."

Not one to keep quiet, Duncan Riley retorts back saying,

"TechCrunch, like many blogs occasionally puts up a post (usually monthly) highlighting our great sponsors, but lets look at one of these posts. They nearly always include the words "TechCrunch Sponsors" in the post title, and are very clear that its TechCrunch thanking our sponsors ("Thanks TechCrunch Sponsors"). There is zero editorial on the benefits for or against the sponsors such as PayPerPost, and it’s clear what the post is about, unlike your typical PayPerPost blog post. We also don’t take money for writing editorial content; TechCrunch publishes posts for and against without favor, where as your typical PayPerPost blog distorts the line between truth and paid advertorial."

Over at DigitalPoint, many bloggers lost all their PageRank. Some are freaking out while some could care less.

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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