After my site was removed from Google SERP (only index page effected), everything has changed. The recent Google PR update gives me PR0. I heard that many of other bloggers facing the same problem because they sell link ads on their website. Google has changed their PR algorithm and the changes have effect many blog sand websites who do the link selling. It is kind of a penalty for those who use the advantages of their high PR.
PR drop will affect my website revenue. Link selling is my second incomes after Adsense. But because Google has dropped my PR, so my earning will decrease too. That’s mean, I need to find other way to increase back my earnings. But the question is how?
Not only PR, my Alexa ranking also dropped. Before this, my site was around 50K but now it is 90K. Maybe because I removed the Alexa ranking code from my new theme but does Alexa rank is important for your site? If your main money income is from Text Link Ads, for sure it is important. Because Text Link Ads use many criteria to set the prices for each links sold on your website. Some of it is, Alexa rank.
After thinking awhile, relax and sit back, drinking some water and eat “kuih raya”, I do think that PR and Alexa is not important anymore. They are important if you want to do the link selling but because Google has using their new algorithm for PR, we as publishers cannot use our high PR to get profit from it.
So, what should you do? Just focus on your blog content and get many traffics and popularity as you can. Good luck!