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Search Engine Optimization Resources > My Google PageRank Has Lowered or Decreased Due to Selling Links

My Google PageRank Has Lowered or Decreased Due to Selling Links

My Google PageRank Has Lowered or Decreased. We have gotten this a lot "Help! My Google PR has lowered is it due to selling links?" If you have seen a decrease in Google PageRank on your site you are not alone.

Read this from searchengineland.com:

Seems like there is a PageRank update taking place now that seems to be impacting sites that sell links. Can't say that we were not warned about this? Danny Sullivan wrote Official: Selling Paid Links Can Hurt Your PageRank Or Rankings On Google over two weeks ago, and now it appears many sites are getting hit with a drop in PageRank.

Here is a list of some sites, including major publishers, who seem to have taken a hit overnight:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/ PR7 to PR5
http://www.forbes.com/ PR7 to PR5
http://www.suntimes.com/ PR7 to PR5
http://www.sfgate.com/ PR7 to PR5
http://www.statcounter.com/ PR10 to PR6
http://www.masternewmedia.org/ PR7 to PR4
http://www.autoblog.com/ PR6 to PR4
http://www.engadget.com/ PR7 to PR5
http://www.problogger.net/ PR6 to PR4
http://www.copyblogger.com/ PR6 to PR4
http://www.joystiq.com/ PR6 to PR4
http://www.tuaw.com/ PR6 to PR4
http://www.searchengineguide.com/ PR7 to PR4
http://www.searchenginejournal.com/ PR7 to PR4
http://www.johnchow.com/ PR6 to PR4
http://www.quickonlinetips.com/ PR6 to PR3
http://weblogtoolscollection.com/ PR6 to PR4
http://andybeard.eu/ PR5 to PR3
http://www.seroundtable.com/ PR7 to PR4
http://www.blogherald.com/ PR6 to PR4

I am sure there are many more. Is this a direct hit against sites that sell paid links? That is too hard to say for sure.

There is a lot of buzz about this around the blogosphere.
So... Don't feel bad you are not alone.

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