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MSN PR2? PR8?

A lot of discussions have sprung up over why MSN is now showing a PageRank of 2 (PR2) on their home page. I have not jumped into this conversation (until now) because, really it’s just silly. Is Google penalizing a competitor? Is this Google’s way of sticking it to MSN?

Their recent court battles have been big news in the industry, and surely Google is doing everything it can to stick it to MSN in those battles. But doing something so obviously vindictive with their PageRank scoring? Naw, I don’t buy it.

Search Engine Watch has the real story. It’s just a matter of redirects and Google’s inability to handle them well. A little research would have spared many from these silly allegations against Google. But that’s just not as fun!

Stoney G deGeyter

Stoney deGeyter is the author of The Best Damn Web Marketing Checklist, Period!. He is the founder and CEO of Pole Position Marketing, a web presence optimization firm whose pit crew has been velocitizing websites since 1998. In his free time Stoney gets involved in community services and ministries with his “bride enjoy” and his children. Read Stoney’s full bio.

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