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I don't care about the PR update, do you?

Discussion in 'Google' started by DomainMagnate, Feb 19, 2006.

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Do you care about the pr update?

  1. screw it!

    47 vote(s)
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  2. hell i do!

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  1. #1
    I don't care about th pr update, do you?
    SEMrush
     
    DomainMagnate, Feb 19, 2006 IP
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  2. JoeO

    JoeO Peon

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    #2
    More money in link sales, more co-op weight.... whats not to love? :D
     
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    mdvaldosta Peon

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    #3
    I was certainly looking foward to it, but I just don't think this is an update - or at least not one that is working like it should.
     
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  4. Roman

    Roman Buffalo Tamer™

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    #4
    LOL, 7 people so far voted they don't. PR means more money, etc. If you earn a living online then you should very much care.

    Just wondering why you started this poll if you don't care, because if you truly didn't care you wouldn't care who cares.
     
    Roman, Feb 19, 2006 IP
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  5. Michael S.

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    #5
    When they go smoothly their quite fun. I think this one is stuck in the mud.
     
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    Canadianbacon Well-Known Member

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    #6
    if you run co op on your sites then you should care
     
    Canadianbacon, Feb 19, 2006 IP
  7. Seiya

    Seiya Peon

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    #7
    Agreed, PR brings me most my money... i guess the people voting for that only care about their adsense earnings.
     
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    blackbug Peon

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    #8
    I guess I do care in a way. If they go up I'm happy, if they stay the same I'm happy and if they go down I'm a little upset.

    Nothing that's going to stop me carrying on though.

    And for the co-op, as others have said, then it's an excellent thing for PR to go up.

    I don't obessively site and watch them in case they go up though, I wait till a suitabley large thread appears on DP :)
     
    blackbug, Feb 19, 2006 IP
  9. mariush

    mariush Peon

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    #9
    I care about PR but I don't care about countless threads about PR updates :(
     
    mariush, Feb 19, 2006 IP
  10. LaCabra

    LaCabra Goats R Us

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    #10
    PR brings more money? Well depends if you are selling links or not, using that PR. Or if you run the coop, yes PR gives you more weight which in turn you can use to help in SERPS.

    PR is not the end-all. Online customer don't go to a shopping site and say "ohh this site has a PR8! I'll buy my ipod from here" Come oooon! Give me a break!

    There are a few DP old-timers around in the trenches that don't give a rats ass about PR or getting listed on DMOZ for that "magical link" and are making a very serious living online. All you have to do it poke around the forums and you'll see what I mean. PR is an indicator of everything you have done to your site and how G views it thats all.

    IMHO - If you're hooked on PR great but your sales aren't going to double or tripple just because your PR1 site went to PR5/6. I know of one example where an individual is making $20-$25K a month with a PR3 site selling textiles. He has also being ranked #1 in serps for his keyword for over 5 years.

    Someone said it very clearly on another thread "PR is mostly a webmaster ego thing"
     
    LaCabra, Feb 19, 2006 IP
  11. GeorgeB.

    GeorgeB. Notable Member

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    #11
    I sell sites so all the sites I sold telling the new owners they'd get PR are now showing PR. So it's a little vindicating. :D

    But since this year I am moving away from selling sites and just building my network this update means pretty much nothing to me. TBPR is just for people that sell links and sites.

    So considering that most true SEOs (and a few of us wannabes) know that PR updates constantly and TBPR is usually outdated very quickly, the update doesn't matter too much.

    I have sites with PR0 that ranked well for my keywords well before this update...
     
    GeorgeB., Feb 19, 2006 IP
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  12. Roman

    Roman Buffalo Tamer™

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    Who's to say if he didn't have a higher PR he wouldn't show up for other search terms and increase his sales?

    PR is a part of the formula where you rank in Google and thus does directly have an input on the traffic you recieve and traffic = $$$.

    PR matters to a lesser or greater degree to pretty much everyone IMHO.
     
    Roman, Feb 19, 2006 IP
  13. noppid

    noppid gunnin' for the quota

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    #13
    Me either. I don't post in them.

    I voted don't care. Then I went and checked my PR.
     
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  14. LaCabra

    LaCabra Goats R Us

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    he's ranking in the top 8 for his other keywords
    NO one knows the exact contributing weight of PR to the formula! I know of PR6/7 sites that are making low $xxx per month and don't even rank for their keywords. It IS about generating TRAFFIC but IT IS ALSO about converting that traffic.
    Sorry, I don't agree. Many people don't even know it exists. See attached sample of PR0 sites ranking well for a keyword phrase.


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    clasione Well-Known Member

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    #15
    PR controls the Internet E-Conomy.... We have to care.... :rolleyes:
     
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  16. Roman

    Roman Buffalo Tamer™

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    #16
    I get traffic from Google directory which ranks in order of PR and I'm #3. This initself proves PR plays a factor. There are many other directories that rank this way.

    PR is a factor in many things whether you know it exists or doesn't, it affects us all.
     
    Roman, Feb 19, 2006 IP
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    GeorgeB. Notable Member

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    #17
    Were arguing about apples and oranges here...

    The question is do you care about THIS update. As in this toolbar PR (TBPR) update not PR in general. Of course PR affects your rankings. But TBPR rankings are irrelevant after a short period of time.
     
    GeorgeB., Feb 19, 2006 IP
  18. Roman

    Roman Buffalo Tamer™

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    #18
    Yeah you're right, the PR update doesn't matter unless you sell links or sites, but PR does matter.
     
    Roman, Feb 19, 2006 IP
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  19. LaCabra

    LaCabra Goats R Us

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    LOL ... okay would you then care to explain why a PR0 site ranks better than PR4/5 sites in the illustration provided above??

    edit: I'm not against meaningful discussion, please understand that but please provide your insights with evidence not off the cuff statements.
     
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  20. DomainMagnate

    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    #20
    hehe ok, so I guess most people still do care about pr...

    [​IMG]

    broken pr :)
     
    DomainMagnate, Feb 19, 2006 IP