Nov 28 2007

RealRank Won’t Work With Google PR

In the latest way to fight back against Google Pagerank, Payperpost has launched their RealRank system. Many bloggers have been weary about adopting this new way to rank blogs. Change is always hard to accept, but will it work?

PayPerPost Forums

There has been a lot of talk about Realrank on the payperpost forums. First off let me say that the forums are great for bloggers even if you aren’t into PPP. The members of the forums seem to be a little worried about the effect the new system will have on their blogs as well as money making opportunities.

Courtney Tuttle Says No

Courtney wrote a great article that RealRank Doesn’t Solve Anything for Bloggers. By accepting this new form of ranking, he states that google won’t like it. This may even cause some bloggers to get penalized, or further penalized. The only way this model will work is to cut out PR completely.

RealRank Won’t Work with PR

Currently there are several ways advertising can make PayPerPost opps. You can segment them by PR, Alexa, Tack score (quality rating), domains, and RealRank.

Advertisers aren’t forced to enter a RealRank, but can include a minimum Google Pagerank. RealRank Will Not Work if they don’t get rid of pagerank within opps. PPP seems to be backed into a little corner, opposers give them 12 months to live. PayPerPost has learned to adapt and change as the market does, which many sponsored services have not done. This isn’t the end of PPP (or IZEA).

If they don’t force their advertisers to use Realrank, it might be the short lived end of that. Where will you be when RealRank dies?

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9 Comments on this post


  1. November 2007 Stats and Earnings wrote:

    [...] to statcounter, our traffic was almost 9,000 unique visitors. We had a great day with the RealRank article going crazy on stumbleupon and [...]

    December 1st, 2007 at 11:22 am
  1. sir jorge said:

    I had all but two of my blogs wiped clean of page rank, and it stung a little.

    For whatever reasons, the other two blogs stayed alive, but I am banking on the fact that the paid posts in those sites were buried between content that didn’t promote ppp in any way shape or form, and didn’t offer any additional advertisements in the sidebar.

    Maybe that’s the way to go?

    I’m not really sure.

    November 28th, 2007 at 1:46 pm
  2. ryan said:

    I bury my paid posts as well, but it still does not. Oh well! I have a very high RealRank and have had it go as high as 94, currently it is around 130 for one blog and 250 for another!

    November 28th, 2007 at 2:04 pm
  3. Michael Lodispoto said:

    Now that we are all up in arms, and complaining, and hoping to keep pr a little longer, and just deluding ourselves. Let’s all either jump off of a bridge together or fight! PPP’s system is at least a start, maybe not well conceived but it does represent the net’s citizens’ backlash about being told what to put on your website, being told to NOT sell links ( like Google and other search engines do), how dare you the webmasters of the world want to make money by selling links. You will all follow the dictates of the Google ( rightly so) or not be listed to your liking by them. In a way you can’t blame Google. They own their search engine and can do what they please. You selling links is direct competition and what company gladly helps it’s competitors?
    What we need is a new system to judge sites not under the control of any one company. Only a large community effort can unite the webmasters to stop using pagerank or any system where your site can be de-listed or hurt at any company’s whim.

    November 28th, 2007 at 2:10 pm
  4. Frank C said:

    The basic problem with PPP, Smorty and many other paid review sites is that they’re designed to pass PageRank, not to obtain traffic or publicity. The sooner they forget PR as a factor and allow links to be nofollowed in reviews the more likely their survival. Plus, if they do this and Google still applies penalties, then Google will be in considerable trouble.

    The real question is will Google continue to penalize blogs for simply linking to or mentioning PPP, using a competing ranking system or something else along those lines. If they do they’ll find themselves in US and EU court sooner, rather than later, facing anti-trust charges.

    November 28th, 2007 at 2:21 pm
  5. Matthew Henrickson said:

    im not complaining, just stating the fact it wont work with google pr in the equation.

    November 28th, 2007 at 2:21 pm
  6. Victoria BC Photographer said:

    LOL Paid reviews just sound way too risky these days… as for the Google Pagerank I still find it a very helpful health indicator for a website. But naturally how you actually rank is what really matters. Cheers.

    November 28th, 2007 at 10:58 pm
  7. Missy said:

    If PPP is to live, then it must disavow itself of PR.

    Google has made it loud and clear that PR cannot be used as a means of getting backlinks through sponsored reviews. Therefore it must be taken out of the equation.

    I agree with Frank C.

    November 29th, 2007 at 12:02 am
  8. Missy said:

    It is now ridiculous of PPP, Smorty, Review Me etc to ask for Google PR as part of the app process for bloggers.

    Knowing that Google will remove it, if found out one has been doing them. They cannot use PR as a way to gauge a blogs value for their system. It is assinine.

    November 29th, 2007 at 12:06 am


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