Site: E-Marketing Performance
RSS Subscribers: 350 (on a good day)
Page Rank: 4

Site: Search Engine Guide Blog
RSS Subscribers: Over 10K
Page Rank: 4

Does that seem right to you?

October 24, 2007





Stoney deGeyter is the President of Pole Position Marketing, a leading search engine optimization and marketing firm helping businesses grow since 1998. Stoney is a frequent speaker at website marketing conferences and has published hundreds of helpful SEO, SEM and small business articles.

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Stoney pioneered the concept of Destination Search Engine Marketing which is the driving philosophy of how Pole Position Marketing helps clients expand their online presence and grow their businesses. Stoney is Associate Editor at Search Engine Guide and has written several SEO and SEM e-books including E-Marketing Performance; The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!; Keyword Research and Selection, Destination Search Engine Marketing, and more.

Stoney has five wonderful children and spends his free time reviewing restaurants and other things to do in Canton, Ohio.





Comments(10)

LOL, from 7 to a 4 in a week... I wonder if Google is angry with us for disagreeing with their nofollow nonsense. :-P

Anyway, the real travesty here is that E-Marketing Performance isn't an 8. What's up with that, Google?!

I love that people are catching on that pagerank has about the same value as toilet paper. If you know how to use it, it comes in "handy."

The proper way to use pagerank is like an "elevator pass" - you sell it to the freshmen in high school.

They learn a lesson about gullibility and you get paid for it. lol

Otherwise, follow the advice given Kevin Costner in "Field of Dreams" - Just build it and they will come. And you can let those with some kind of undiagnosed social disorder exchange blows over the pros and cons of pagerank.

Btw, thanks for all the work you do. ;-)
Sam Freedom
Sam Freedom's Internet Marketing Controversy Blog

Well, what do you expect when you're a link farm? ;)

"Well, what do you expect when you're a link farm? ;)"

ROTFL.

Who knew? I wonder if anyone has told Yahoo! they're a link farm too?

Ads are baaaaaaad!!! Baaaaaaaaaaaad!

LOL, for anyone who is wondering, Debra is goofin' on us after reading this.

I have never seen this site before today, but after looking around I wonder what all the fuss is about. This site looks like a site that should have a PR 2! (if that).

Create something real, the Google will acquire you and give you an 8!

The sad part is, PR does matter... because so many advertisers are addicted to the little green bar. Look at it from their perspective... many of them have spent so many dollars advertising w/AdWords and taking the advice of the "mighty Google" that ignoring the little green bar is not likely to happen for some time to come.

Like it or not, the "little green bar" is likely here to stay... at least for the short term. Get smart, beat them at their own game.. are you up to the challenge?? Quit moaning... create an application that will replace Google as the "authority" on which sites matter... or just keep crying in your cheerios.

Now there's a thought.. 'nuff said!

George Stadler said:
This site looks like a site that should have a PR 2! (if that). Create something real, the Google will acquire you and give you an 8!

I guess you'd have to define "real." Fortunately our 20,000+ newsletter subscribers, 10,000+ RSS subscribers and 600,000+ monthly visitors would disagree with you and they find "real" information here.

When you say "the Google will acquire you" do you mean they'll include us in their index? If so, we are already in their index and have been since Google got started.

Get smart, beat them at their own game.. are you up to the challenge?? Quit moaning... create an application that will replace Google as the "authority" on which sites matter... or just keep crying in your cheerios.

Why exactly would we want to create a search engine?

Well I have never rated a PR8 any higher than a PR2 website. The only real value here is to note as to whether the website has been listed by Google or not. A PR of any value is usually a good (and very quick) way to tell that Google has not banned the site for any reason.

I've seen the PR algorithm posted and explained a few times. But it's still all very subjective if not sucked from a thumb really. Even then Google has manually adjusted a few sites' page rank. It they have to manually adjust anything then it's hardly precise.

And again I harp on the fact that a site with a PR1 can (and often does) rank higher in the SERPS than a site with a PR5! When rankings are what Google is all about, what does the PR really matter then?

When anyone can achieve high rankings by simply buying enough links from any website, or trading links with any unrelated website, Pagerank loses its value as a factor in ranking websites accurately.

Does Page Rank have any real value , does have to do with Google Search ?

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