A few minutes ago, showering, I was thinking about whether it’s possible that Google, a major corporation with more than 20.000 employees can possibly hate me? By the way. It was an awesome shower, relaxing, but the thoughts, well, they were interesting.
What did I ever do to upset Google?
Ouch. I remember.
I sold Text Link Ads for a few years.
I understand how Google’s PageRank is calculated, and the value of inbound links and internal links. And that links in content are more valuable. I also understand that I probably shouldn’t have sold text link ads, because when I started selling, my PageRank was 3 (or maybe it was 4, I keep forgetting), when I stopped selling, my PageRank was, and still is 0. I lost PR selling Text Link Ads.
But why did it drop to 0? I don’t believe that it was all because I was selling text link ads. Whatever the reason, it hurts. It still does.
My blog receives about 300 unique visitors a day from Google alone. They’re still indexing it. I’m still sort of one of the good guys. It’s been more than 3 months since I stopped selling text link ads, but nothing seems to be happening to my PageRank.
Google are still upset and I’m not happy about our relationship either, but at least the traffic hasn’t stopped.
Oh. I remember. Another ouch.
I was banned from AdSense four years ago (or maybe it was five years ago, I keep forgetting). I still don’t understand what happened though. I did something to upset Google way back. It seems that I’m banned for life, even though I don’t know what I did to get banned in the first place.
My hair is still wet from the shower, and already, I sort of understand why Google is upset, but hate? Well. That’s a strong word.
I like to think that I am a person who’ll forgive any action, as long as the other person asks for forgiveness. I’m not sure about Google though. Because they seem to really hate me. And they never forget.