Google's recent update of PageRank and the dropping of PageRank of sites believed to be buying and/or selling text links has created a lot of buzz in the industry.
Some of the most popular blogs have seen their PageRank drop almost overnight.
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Chrome is manually being pushed down in Google search results in the face of criticism of a Chrome promo on blog sites.
Google is cracking down on the buying and selling of PageRank, and directories are the hardest hit.
The search giant lowered Google Japan's PageRank score after it paid bloggers to promote a new Google feature.
Sure, I'd like to be able to spotlight a Google+ comment by sharing a specific Web address. But Google's social search effort would be the real beneficiary of comment permalinks.
An effort to get bloggers to plug Google's browser yields second-rate content and apparently at least one violation of Google's search-engine guidelines.