Google’s Major Pagerank UpdateSaturday, October 31, 2009 18:19
Yesterday, i.e. on the 30th of October 2009 was the year’s 2nd major Pagerank update carried out by Google. This is a ‘phenomenon’ seen once every three to four months where many of the webpages across the web get an updated PR. Infact our(Techfrog.org’s) Pagerank has been updated to PR1 from the previous PR0. Since there are billions of Webpages, the information is yet to be completely updated across all global Google Datacenters.
This move was awaited anxiously by many thousand SEOs and Webmasters across the globe after Google had announced that Pagerank would be removed. Though it has been removed from Google’s webmaster tools, the recent update means that it will stay for now. Google’s engineers denied that PR would be stripped off Google’s Algorithm, after all its among the most targeted factors by most SEOs though it may not determine your sites position in the SERPs.
One thing i noticed personally is that many high PR sites have lost their PR i.e. their PR has reduced, however this is not the case with all. The PR value of many of the backlinks i have been monitoring for quite some time now have been dropped. Infact 26 ‘PR5′ pages from three different high authority(at the IBM/MS level) sites have a Pagerank of 2-3 now. I guess the trust to pages from within high PR sites is being reduced. ‘Maybe’, just maybe some major algorithmic changes including the Caffeine update are underway.
Update : You can use the following to check the pagerank of a page :
- Searchstatus (Firefox Add-on)
- LivePagerank 0.9.6 (Firefox Add-on)
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