(K9) It doesn’t seem that long ago when Google Japan had it’s Toolbar Pagerank penalised for paid blogger links (tsk tsk) which is against Google’s own rules.
Matt Cutts Twittered at the time:
Google.co.jp PageRank is now ~5 instead of ~9. I expect that to remain for a while. 4:01 PM Feb 11th, 2009 from web
Google Japan is now Pagerank 8 according to the toolbar (which was updated on Dec 31st 2009). Perhaps I am wrong but I think I checked this last month just for fun, and it was still 5, which means Google Japan’s pagerank must have returned to normal after the last update?
So, does this mean a Toolbar Pagerank penalty lasts 11 months? Or is that just if you are Google?