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Sudden drop in PageRank - Any experiences?

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alex
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Sudden drop in PageRank - Any experiences?

Hello everybody!

There's something that's been bugging me for some time now and I can't seem to figure it out.

I've had a few PR4 and PR3 sites go to PR2 in the latest update. The weirdest thing happened to one of them in particular:

1. Site becomes PR4 solely through article submissions via article marketer
2. I start hand-submitting to SEO friendly web directories with PR (non-recips)
3. Site becomes PR3
4. Continue submitting articles through isnare
5. Site becomes PR2

Since there are a lot of article marketers in this forum, I was just wondering if this has happened to anyone before.

Thanks in advance!

Alex

P.S: Not that I believe that article marketing is no more, but apart from article marketing, link baiting, reciprocals, blog comments & directory links, does any1 know of any other way to get some free backlinks? It's always good to diversify...
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chatyak86
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Pagerank drop is probably due to your lack of backlink.... articles will spike at first then drop off in time.... as well as Google's Algorithm changes :)

Press releases is another way to gain backlinks... although not free.... could try forum posting too.
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