So I have managed to get back my Page Rank after a lot of work on my part (and some pleading with Google as well). Previously my rank was 4 and it is now back to 4, so I am not really complaining, however I did do a fair amount of changes on my site which I outlined in my posts:
- Another Page Rank Slap Down, where I talked about my initial ranking drop to Zero.
- Once You Have 2000 posts, which shows some of the grungy things I have undertaken.
- Take These Broken Links where I spent countless hours repairing and removing the 2000 broken links on my site (well it felt like that many).
- Don’t Follow or You Will Be in Trouble which outlined the response from my first attempt at reinstatement, where Google accused me of being a link farm.
The final steps that I took that seem to have fixed the final issues were to:
- Disassociate myself with Text Link Ads, which is painful, because they actually paid more than Adsense ever did, but to get Page Rank I will sacrifice this income stream in hopes of creating other income streams.
- Changing my site theme to The Thesis Theme for WordPress which is very flexible and just great for THE Canadian Personal Finance Site, and I am still learning what I can do with it.
The new Theme ideas are still percolating in my mind, however, it was dead simple to make the site look very similar to what the site was previously.
Now I have a good Page Rank, I guess it’s time to start a marketing campaign for the site, and have a real advertising page as well!