Loading PageRank data will get you banned!

As mentioned before, I recently recieved a new PageRank for my website. Most pages recieved a PR 3 to 5 but some pages got a grayed out PageRank Bar. Here's the reason why...

Loading PageRank data will get you banned!

All the pages that recieved a gray PageRank bar were extracting data from Google.com. Either by finding PageRank information or by finding the first listed websites from a certain keyword search.

Google doesn't restrict acces from pages doing this, but rather add's them to the 'banned' list giving them a grayed out PageRank bar in the Google toolbar.

People thus need to be aware when they are showing their website pagerank through a script run on their pages. Google may gray you out. The page will not be removed from the search index, but a gray PageRank bar never looks good.

I therefore recommend you use a different page to extract data from google and than load that data (like PageRank data) into a page that can't afford to loose PR.
Or use the SlowSEO.com PageRank bar to display your pages PageRank.

Anyway, hope this helps solving your PR problems.
Read about more causes for a grayed out PageRank bar.

Added on: May 21, 2007 - 5:45 pm Digg it Post to del.icio.us Post to Reddit

Gary Winnick

Good post. Gary Winnick

Added by: Gary Winnick on: February 19, 2009 - 3:15 am

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