First: I know I’ve been incommunicado for the better part of a week, but no, the baby hasn’t come yet. I’ve been silent for a number of reasons, not the least of which being that I spent the last week living in the wilderness foraging for berries and trying not to get eaten by bears … okay, there might have been cabins in this “wilderness” and I may have foraged for berries in the produce aisle of the grocery store a few kilometers away, but there was a bear. And it wanted to eat me (probably).
Back to the topic de jour: Google Love
When I started blogging earlier this year, I noticed a little icon in my address bar called “Google PageRank.” Being the dutiful blogger that I am, I looked it up and discovered that PageRank is basically a ranking of how important Google thinks your webpage is. Mine was 0/10.
Zero? Really, Google? Zero?
A zero ranking is like telling me my site isn’t important enough for Google to even acknowledge its existence. It’s like asking the girl you’ve liked since second grade to prom and her replying with “Do you go to this school?” *sobs at memory of high school*
Well, folks, all that changed. Google and I are officially going steady (my wife doesn’t mind). I opened blogger yesterday and,wham, my ranking had changed from 0/10 to 1/10. I have no idea by what criteria Google makes these changes, but I like to believe it’s based entirely on the individual blogger’s HOT FACTOR (I've been working out). Now that Google and I are dating, I should warn you that my PageRank will soon be in the double digits.
I expect congratulatory messages and envelopes filled with cash, or else you won't be invited to the wedding!