Google to Review Most Recent Toolbar PageRank Update

May 1, 2007 • 7:58 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

This weekend we has a PageRank update and many noticed a drop in their toolbar PageRank scores. Earlier, on Friday, we reported some were noticing possible buggy PageRank values.

Where some noticed their PageRank drop from a number to zero but not lose any traffic at all.

Adam Lasnik, of Google, came into the WebmasterWorld thread yesterday in message number 3326575 and said they will look into it.

If you've seen your PR adjusted to a non-zero number OR you've lost significant traffic, this thread does not really apply to you.

If, however, your PR has dropped to zero AND you've not seen any significant loss in traffic from Google, rest assured that this is most likely a PR-reporting (PR on Toolbar) error; while admittedly alarming at first site, it's nothing to worry about. The tail does not wag the dog in these circumstances :)

With that said, I'll be chatting with some colleagues again today to hash out what might be occurring, and I'll report back here with any news.

Have a good week everyone.

I will keep you updated on any updates from Adam over the course of the week.

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

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Michael Wilson SEO

05/01/2007 12:29 pm

I see the same thing Rusty! I have been fixating on that little green bar for the last 2 weeks and pow it happened. Personally I have not had any 0's but I have seen my serp listings disappear for the search seo and come back a few days later. The weird thing is that all the other key phrase results stayed were they were. I'm looking forward to any updates you find. Thanks Rusty!


05/07/2007 10:53 am

Hi, just had a look at this and noticed that all pages in the supplemental listings I can see no longer have PageRank 0 instead seem to be listed as "No PageRank Information Available". Looks like the dreaded greyed out PR everywhere I look. Thanks for the info

Andy Beard

05/08/2007 07:14 pm

Supplemental seems to be a bit of a yoyo this week, and a grey bar on supplemental results which are being given juice isn't very comforting.

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