September 21, 2019

Stop Bitching About Your Pagerank

Of the 12 or so SEO related RSS feeds I read regularly, 9 of them have an article about the Google Pagerank pentalty in their last 10 entries. To all of them: STOP BITCHING ABOUT PAGERANK.

Yes, Google lowered the pagerank of a variety of websites this month (mostly websites that buy and sell links) but I don’t care, and neither should you.

Pagerank doesn’t matter. It’s just a little green bar that doesn’t really mean anything. Look at the sites that got penalized. They’re not complaining about loss of traffic or no longer showing up for results, they’re just complaining about the size of their little green bar.

STOP IT, STOP IT NOW! I CAN’T TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!

The funniest part is that all of these people who jumped on the “Google should drop pagerank” bandwagon a few months ago are the same ones who can’t stop blogging about it. If you really want Google to get rid of the green bar, stop obsessing over it.

About Ryan Jones

Ryan Jones is an SEO from Detroit. By day he works as a manager of SEO & Analytics at SapientNitro where his team performs SEO for Fortune500 clients. By night he's either playing hockey or attempting to take over the world with his own websites - which he would have already succeeded in doing had it not been for those meddling kids and their dog. The views expressed here have not been paid for and belong only to Ryan, not any of his employers or clients. Follow Ryan on Twitter at: @RyanJones, add him on Google+ or visit his personal website: www.RyanMJones.com

Comments

  1. Buzz Guru says:

    couldn’t agree more.

    I did a say no to pagerank campaign as well:

    http://deanhunt.com/say-no-to-pagerank-yes-to-life/

    Dean