Google PageRank Update


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Google is updating the PageRank scores as you read this. What is PageRank? According to Google:

PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page’s value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at considerably more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; for example, it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves “important” weigh more heavily and help to make other pages “important.” Using these and other factors, Google provides its views on pages’ relative importance.

Notice that in reality what is being updated is the toolbar score, which is the value that you see through the Google toolbar when visiting websites. The “internal” Pagerank, the one used for ranking websites on the search results, is actually constantly updated. You can read more about this topic on a very detailed article from Search Engine Land titled “What is Google PageRank? A Guide for Searchers and Webmasters.”

By the way if you want to check what Pagerank your website will receive you can use the Live Pagerank online tool, it looks like Daily Blog Tips will become a PR 5.

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14 Responses to “Google PageRank Update”

  • Bang Kritikus

    How often google update their pagerank ??

  • sunty singh

    well how long does the pagerank update take?

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  • snowgirl

    the next pr update will be on october. whiches few days more

  • Friends Network

    I guess they have not completed this yet. I don’t see any PR change in my site.. I’m waiting until they complete update…

  • Daniel

    Rick, usually advertisers take that into consideration when thinking about rates.

    Some SEO’s might be interested in buying links on your site just for the PR (i.e. TLA also works that way).

  • Rick

    Congrats on the PR5. Does PR have any meaning anymore? Just asking.

  • Brian

    I went from 0 to 4. Looks like I learned something from you after all. 🙂

    Not that the public change really matters for SE traffic since Google says they use an internal pagerange that’s updated daily.

    But now maybe TLA will take me.

  • Mike Panic

    Congrats… Looks like my new blog will be a 4! Stoked since it is barely 3 months old.

  • Daniel

    Thanks Shashank, nice job on your PR update also.

  • Shashank

    i m reader of this blog quite some time now..but never commented…its a nice blog u have it here..congrats for PR 5
    my blog too is getting a PR 5 this update..

  • Daniel

    Obsses, that is nice tool for checking PageRank updates, thanks for sharing.

  • Tobsy

    Congratulations on PR5. It’s well deserved 🙂

  • Rishi

    Cool! Congratz on having a PR 5. I’ve also got a PR of 5. I noticed this update today morning in my SearchStatus plugin!

    My discription for PR is …

    Pagerank is a complex mathematical algorithm which ranks websites / webpages according to there relevents.

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