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Recently Google burped. And the whole Internet Community freaked out.
Seriously! It is kind of like the punch line from that old joke:
Q: Where does a 500 lb gorilla sit?
A: Wherever it wants!
The fact of the matter is that Google is the biggest most powerful search engine for the Internet on the Planet. And when Google changes how it calculates page rank, hundreds of thousands of very smart people go to work trying to figure out why their web pages are no longer ranking high and they try to figure out how to get their pages to rank high again!
I write online at Squidoo.com and the folks at Squidoo do all that “figuring out” bit for me. Over the past few months, Squidoo has been changing things up a LOT! All in an effort to regain the lost ground from Google’s last ranking system change.
I’ve actually been very lucky. Most of the changes at Squidoo have not affected any of my lenses. None of my lenses were caught by Squidoo’s new rules designed to weed out spammers and retain only original creative content.
In fact my lenses were moving up in rank and getting paid more as Squidoo weeded out all the garbage lenses. Woo Hoo!
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