Sometimes I wonder if all the work is worth itWe all work hard to make our sites better and get higher in the search results. I was a little worried after the new google update as to whether my site would stay on page 12 and 14 of my main search terms and weeks after it was supposed to have happened it was still on those pages. I was real happy a couple weeks ago when I finely got my first google page rank of 3, not the greatest but the site has only been up since mid September last year. After I got my rank I went on google to see if my search rank had gotten better and it was still in the same position which was fine. Today 2 weeks later I went to check where I was in yahoo and google. On yahoo I was still on page 2 and 4 but when I check google I was all the way the hell back on page 25. I just don't get it I do all this work finely get a page rank and now I am 13 pages back from where I was. I wouldn't bother me if I didn't look at many of the sites that are in front of my site and run them through site checkers. One of the sites had 4 yahoo backlinks no google backlinks and a google page rank of 2 and it was on page 11 in search results. I looked at the site and it looked like it was made by a little kid the articles on the site weren't very informative or well written. My site on the same site checker shows 94 yahoo backlinks no google back links and a page rank of 3. This is where I just don't get it, isn't the higher google page rank supposed to indicate a better site. Aren't they supposed to be taking in all the info like back links and page rank to place where in search results the site should go. Now I know the site could be back where it was or higher in a couple days because I know sites often bounce up and down but while it is down who is going to see it. I know I need to keep a clear head about this stuff but I get so dam mad when I see this kind of crap happening all the time. What good does it do for google to change it's algorithm so people are shown the best sites first if it doesn't. Sure I am a little biased in terms of my site but I am also objective. I read the other sites that are in front of mine and see why the better sites are there but in this case and other times this happens the other sites aren't very good at all. And what about the numbers, shouldn't a site with a page rank of 3 and 94 links show up before a site with a rank of 2 and 4 backlinks. Isn't a google page rank of 3 supposed to mean it is better than a site with a rank of 2 isn't that what is it all about. We know that googles computers don't go onto the pages of a site and read the content so how does this keep happening. How do we stay focused when we are pissed at what keeps happening.
jmpruitt wrote:overall, I quit trying to get Google rankings a long time ago. I will take whatever they throw my way, but I prefer to go out and find people to visit my site myself.
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