Sheesh. You apparently have to be very careful with Google these days. They kicked the qsfportal.com site to the curb after I moved it to another server. Changed IP. Guess they didn't care for it. Pagerank has been reset to 0. Is there any way to NOT piss these guys off? This isn't the first time it's happened, to the same site even.
Isn't the pagerank supposed to be based on how frequently the site shows up in searches? I was reading somewhere that google tends to punish people (via pagerank) if their bots feel that you've got duplicate content and they only go off the various site URLs to make that determination. While I have no idea as to the veracity of that, perhaps it's part of the problem?
Actually, I can see that perspective. Google doesn't know whether you've changed servers or lost the domain, and you wouldn't want anything from your own efforts to become beneficiary to squatters or spamers inadvertenly that way.
Well I guess I'm just going to have to hope Google is smart enough to notice that I haven't lost the domain. The loss of meaningless pagerank is a small price to pay to stick it to spammers and squatters :)
I'd imagine that, assuming that really is why they reset your pagerank when your IP changes, once the bot has crawled your site again and seen that it's still the same content, they're either restore your pagerank or at least make sure it's unrestricted further.