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Competition: Create a Slogan for Bloggers Hit by the Page Rank Slam of October 07

Lets lighten the mood around here a little and have a little fun with this whole Page Rank Update – it’s time for a competition.

The winner gets a 3 month subscription to Brian’s new Teaching Sells program – worth $97. If you’ve already bought it then you get a refund.

The competition is simple – design a slogan for bloggers hit by the PageRank hit that Google dished out yesterday. Submissions will be received in the comments of this post for the next 24 hours.

  • Entries can be in any form you want – image, video or text (perhaps a little banner ad that bloggers can put on their blogs might work?). Get as creative as you like.
  • One entry per person.
  • Brian and I will select a winner tomorrow.

Here’s one I quickly whipped up – I’m sure a lot of you can do much better though!


Can’t wait to see what you come up with!


The Sydney Morning Herald just published an article about the page rank shenanigans of the last 48 hours. You can read it at WWW spooked by Google algorithm tweak.

PS: it’s an old picture and not my computer – I didn’t trade in my MacBook Pro :-)

Update: I’ve closed comments on this as the 24 hour deadline is up. Thanks for everyone for entering! Now Brian and I need to sort through them all to find a winner – give us a day or two, there’s a lot here!

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
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  1. PageRank? We don’t need no stinking PageRank!

  2. ———————–

    * PR Jail


    * PR-ison

    THIS IS WHERE THE IDEA ORIGINATED. Here is the official entire list of blogs and Websites (but it is on a private Google intranet)


  3. google slap us, we kick google ass out.

  4. “Google B|#ch-slapped me and all I got was this lousy slogan!”

  5. Hello again..
    I added an image to my slogan

    Downgraded by Google

  6. I was listening to kanye west song when I hit this page
    what about that don’t kill me
    Can only make me stronger

  7. Google Page Rank Updates Leaving You Feeling Limp?

    Blog Viagra – Two Small Blue Capsules and You’ll Feel Like You’re on the Technorati Top 100 List!

    Real Client Testimonial:

    “After the last Google slapdown I was left with a PR of 4, but my wife got me a bottle of Blog Viagra and now I’m feeling like a PR7 again … I’m blogging all night long”

  8. “Google Who??”

  9. I’m not even ranked! (or am at zero) but I feel for all who got affected!

  10. Here is mine (multiple variations):

    Also, Darren, where can I get more info on the Bonus day at BlogWorld Expo? Location, signup info, ect… was not include in your post.

  11. Pagerank Slapped United! Do You Think We Care?

  12. Let’s be constructive, folks – how about implementing an alternative? Here’s a suggestion:

  13. Q3. When Google declared war on webmasters.

  14. Google is Threaten by SEO!!

  15. Love the subtlety of the underlying message

    How bout, “This blog is Google sneered but reader cheered”

  16. Hi,

    I’ve included my entry “Kicked In The Googlies” on my latest post:


  17. We lost rank but never sank.

  18. Darren,

    The graphics were superfast, but let’s just consider it a concept piece =)



  19. Ha! You do all clearly care, I bet some of you didn’t even lose PR and you still write about it.

  20. “Unreliably basing our link valuations on Alexa since 2007.

  21. Just thinking will are not fighting against Google but we are competing between ourselves.

    So here is my point of view:


  22. “PageDunked and proud”

  23. I have a question for everyone who has been hit by this page rank reduction. Have you suffered a corresponding reduction in Google traffic?

    If the answer is no, then what’s the problem? Can anyone point to a direct correlation between page rank and search traffic? Has this blog suffered a 33% drop in such traffic?

  24. Hi Darren, my slogan is:
    “PR11, because I’m worth it.”
    My image:


  25. “Google – Completely, totally and utterly beating up PageRank AND ego all at the same time!”

  26. Theres no point in getting vexed
    If you were hit by googleplex
    Lets spread a little cheer
    By cracking open another beer ;-)


  27. While I’m on a roll, a Page Rank haiku

    my page rank has dropped
    google does not control me
    site will rise again

  28. “If you can read this then your Page Rank has been lowered”

  29. The bar is always greener on the other blog

  30. Here’s mine.


  31. Hmm, how about:

    “Google ate my Page Rank”

    as an oh so amusing parody of


  32. Just wondering about all this noise about PR. Let Google do it their own way.It is theirs. Concentrate on improving your blog and writing good articles. If your blog is great like Darren’s traffic will always be there for you. Period!

  33. Clickdi click, its the Google’s trick.

  34. Just a small stupid question. We hear a lot about Google’s PR? What sort of page ranking mechnanisms do other search engines (Yahoo!, Ask) use?

  35. Hi there

    I blogged about your contest here – http://www.contestbeat.com/want-a-400-portrait/

    All we do is write about contests in the blogosphere so hopefully we can send you a few more entries too!

    Regards, Matt.

  36. Here’s Mine!

    “You May Take Our PageRank, But You’ll Never Take Our Freedooooom!!!”

    Link To Image

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