This whole thing that happened to me with Google (them dropping me (Mikishope.com) from a PR 3 to a PR 0 in a matter of hours) has really gotten me very depressed. One place that I write for actually told me to take off a link which means I won’t get paid for that post. As you all know I lost my 3 day a week job back in December and haven’t been able to replace it, I had to go on early social security and was hoping to be able to make a little extra from writing and putting up guest posts. I do not charge like some of the bloggers—far from it. I had been putting do follow links in most of my posts, at the request or demand of the people who wanted the post. Now that I can no longer do that-I expect I won’t be asked as much (if and when Google raises me up again). I have changed every post on my blog to no follow, even the ones I am not paid for and there are a lot of them, and resubmitted to Google for re evaluation. I also think that the people who pay for posts should be educated! I was a PR 3 when I wrote the post---just because Google decided to change it-does that make me any worse a writer or do they think that visitors really come from search engines? Well, mine doesn’t—according to analytics almost none of my visitors are brought there from search engines! And I am still getting the same amount of visitors a day! I work very hard to get my name and blog out there. I do not use any of the automated tools to schedule tweets etc-I actually do it all by hand. The only automation comes from Blogger itself-when I write a post it automatically goes to my FB and Twitter and email and RSS ONCE—if that post is seen again—I did it manually! I keep telling myself that things will get better and if anything Google is going to be re evaluating sometime in June—I sure hope they do mine before then!
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