There has been word around the neighborhood that G is trying to prevent the selling of PR - but what exactly are they doing about the matter, or are they going to do in the future? Currently, some high PR pages which sell text links have their PR transferring power blocked. (example: PR9/10 page www.phpbb.com which doesn't show up as a backlink for any of the sponsors on the homepage) How drastically is this going to change the off-site SEO scene?
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Google position on selling PR is pretty remarkable - considering that Google have effectively told the webmastering world that their websites have been assigned an arbitrary and very public value - but that these websites must never reference that value for marketing purposes!!
Sort of like 5 star hotels …
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I don't think that Google ever really comprehended how to deal with it's success - but I suspect that downplaying PR in the rankings isn't just a way to negate Standford ownership of the PageRank algo, but also a way to limit the effects …
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