I leave New Jersey for a few days and look what happens … Google decides to update it’s toolbar PageRank on it’s 10th Anniversay! Right in the middle of my Florida vacation. But since I’m in the habit of creating self-serving blog posts every time PageRank updates, I figured I might as well put up a quick note about what happened with the latest one.
First of all, I haven’t noticed any dramatic changes with the Google algorithm. Some alarmists (probably forum spammers) are posting about it in the Digital Point forums, but I have used the same techniques as I always have to increase PageRank and it’s worked the same every time. So if there are any major changes, it’s not effecting my SEO.
Yes, it is what it sounds like. I spent a small fortune on one of my sites with Google CPC Adwords last week and lost my investment. Well, when I say lost, I mean I didn’t make any profit. I made just barely enough to cover my loss, but to me breaking even is a loss. Especially when viewed as lost opportunities.
This past week has been great for my self-esteem; I was accepted into both the 9rules network for this blog, and my company ITCN NJ Web Design was accepted into the New Jersey chapter of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).
We’ve all seen them before, although they are becoming a bit more rare these days. You visit a website looking for actual information (really?) and instead you find a big, bloated fanciful flash intro with zooming text and Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra blaring (yes, it’s now better known as the 2001 Space Odyssey Theme, but I will always remember it as the opening to the Elvis Aloha in Hawaii concert).
Apparently someone felt their website was so awe-inspiring and awesome that it needed a monumental fanfare to announce it before your mere mortal eyes were allowed to actually view it. That, or someone’s nephew just bought Flash and did a really cool job zooming a logo in and out.