Saturday, February 9, 2008

Things That Make You Go Hmmmm ...

I was taking a look at some of my Stat Counter searches earlier this evening when I came across an entry for "page hits blogger" so out of curiosity I took a look at the Google search page that brought people to my blog. At the very top of the search page was the entry for:

Bloggers Blog

"For any blogger there are some codes are essential to be known as the following ... with that link to a page which is e.g http://blogger-hits.blogspot.com/ ...
blogger-hits.blogspot.com/ - 66k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this"


I had never heard of Blogger's Blog before so went over to check it out and found that there was some pretty good information on it in regards to building your page hits, the advantages of signing up with blog directories, etc., etc.

What I found pretty amazing, though, was the little box that I copied a screenshot of and pasted in this post that appeared on the right sidebar of Blogger's Blog which, as most people know, is from Google Ad-Sense. I didn't find the Ad-Sense box itself amazing, though - the amazing part was that the very first ad in the Ad-Sense box was for ... are you ready for this? PayPerPost!

I find this to be amazing and somewhat ironic as the reason myself and a lot of other bloggers no longer have any sort of Page Rank is because we chose to do paid posts with PayPerPost and now here I see that Google is running advertising for them. And getting paid nicely for hosting the ad I'm sure.

Now ain't that a kick in the virtual pants??

13 comments:

  1. Well, if this isn't a fine how do you do. It just isn't right Linda, it just isn't. Shame on them. Talking out of both sides of their mouths aren't they. Or is this just greed talking? Have a great weekend. :)

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  2. Are you kidding me? That is horrible. I wonder if my page rank went up b/c I stopped PPP...I bet not. They're still on my blog, so Google probably still associates me with it.

    Losers. That's just wrong.

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  3. well my word. that is just not right. what can we do about it?

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxoxoox

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  4. LInda, this comment isnt' about Blogger's Blog, it's about what MM posted on her blog. I just wanted to tell you that I love you and I will commit to pray for you and this situation each time I think of you (which is often!).
    Love,
    Pinky

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  5. LInda, this comment isnt' about Blogger's Blog, it's about what MM posted on her blog. I just wanted to tell you that I love you and I will commit to pray for you and this situation each time I think of you (which is often!).
    Love,
    Pinky

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  6. Interesting......very interesting....Google/Blogger/Google Ad Sense..who can make sense of any of it??!

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  7. Tell Curmudgeon! Maybe he can hook us up with a good attorney and do a class-action suit against blogger for lost income due to their slapping us down for doing paid posts while allowing paid posting on "their" blog! Does that make sense at all, the way I just worded that? Seems like there ought to be a law and perhaps they were trying to get everyone to come over and do the "adsense" stuff, which pays pennies, as opposed to a couple of bucks with PPP and the others similar to them.

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  8. This is another case of the one holding all the power making all the rules. The rankings are determined according to the rules that Google chooses to put in place. They also determine what the rules are for displaying ads...and that rule is simply "who's willing to pay the money?"

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  9. Just dropping by today to send along my heartfelt thanks for such a lovely happy birthday wish! Y'all made my day so special yesterday, and I cherished every single wish left in my comments. You're a treasure!!! Thank you kindly!!!

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  10. What's the solution here? Remove the ads off to see our page rank rise?

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  11. It's all about money. You see they drop our PR because we were with PPP, which was taking money away from them. So, they are anti-PPP because it's competition. But, heck, if PPP wants to pay them for an ad - well - sure, we're not going to penalize you so much that we won't take your money. LOL!

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  12. It's all very maddening to say the least!

    As for Mags, I think as long as you still have "the code" for PayPerPost on your blog, you'll have a PR of 0.

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  13. This is infuriating!
    Oooh, my knickers are in a twist now!

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