Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Next Google page ranks updates for 2010

Below is an estimation of the next PR updates based on previous updates:

Third 2010 PageRank (PR) Update 31 September – 7 October 2010
Fourth 2010 PageRank (PR) Update 31 December – 2 January 2011

Monday, August 09, 2010

bloghints.com continuation - recommended

This post is in continuation to my previous post on bloghints.
They responded to my email very fast, they solved the problem and were nice and kind, here is a small quotation from our correspondence:

We have changed a few submission parameters making it easier for people to submit their blogs. This had been one cause of the problem. Secondly, we have changed a section of problematic code that detects reciprocal links. We believe these have fixed the issue, as we are no longer able to replicate the error you and others encountered. If you have any further problems or suggestions for improvement, feel free to contact me.

I must point out that Michael from the customer support team was very professional.


Monday, August 02, 2010


Let's see how long it takes them to add my blog.
Click on "read more" to see their link.

Recommendation: On hold

Sunday, August 01, 2010


OK, now that I learned how to easily post a reciprocal link not from the homepage I will try to continue reviewing blog directories more often.
To tell you the truth, I was a bit hesitant to continue reviewing directories once my homepage got PR3. The reason is because I didn't wan to link to directories from a PR3 page and get a reciprocal link from a PR0 page.

Anyway, let's review bloghints.com (click on "read more" at the bottom of this post to see their button)

I was surprised to see that it will take them 30 business days to review and approve my blog! Obviously in the meantime they get a one month link to their directory from my blog for free. I also wonder how many people submit their blog and forget to check one month later if their blog was added to bloghints or not... I will check it and update this post in 30 days. This is what they write:
"A reciprocal link is required to your blog's homepage is required. Submissions without a reciprocal link will be rejected.
Reciprocal Blogs will be approved within 30 business days"

Also, it says that my link will be live for 1 year only... after that I'll have to resubmit. You should take that into consideration if you are thinking to submit your blog on bloghints.

it looks like it's going to take me more time than what I thought... there is an error message on bloghints and I can't submit my blog... here is the message I get:
Warning: Smarty error: validate: validator id 'v_LINK_TYPE' is not registered. in /home/bloghint/public_html/libs/smarty/Smarty.class.php on line 1095

I will write them and notify them of the mistake... we'll see what they say.

Recommendation: Good

Give reciprocal links from a PR 0 page

I found a new feature in blogger (jump break in HTML)that will enable me to continue reviewing blog directories without linking to them from my blog's homepage, which has a higher page rank.

This creates a "read more" link that directs to another page (with lower PR than the homepage).
Let's see if it works, I will add "more" as described on the image above.