Google Changing the PageRank Algorithm?: It’s looking like Google has dinged a bunch of sites — this one included — for selling text links or cross-linking within a blog network. That’s the suspicion, anyway.
Some people are arguing that since the PR drop is not generalized, it must be a slap from Google due to practices that conflict with its guidelines. Andy Beard suggested that the sites that got penalized were either selling links or exchanging them inside large blog networks.
The Gadgetopia home page has dropped from a PR6 to PR3. Ouch.