The Return of the Grey PageRank Score in the Google Toolbar?

May 2, 2007 • 7:29 am | comments (3) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates
 

I'll be honest, I haven't been following the different shades of colors in the Google Toolbar. But Gabs, someone I trust started a thread at Search Engine Roundtable Forums noting that new pages now have a grey color in the Google PageRank Toolbar score.

In the past, Gabs explains, that new pages normally received a white bar and not a grey bar.

In the past, a grey score in the toolbar meant keep away, while white meant the page was not yet indexed but would be.

I have taken a screen capture of the new forum thread (new URL, so not in Google's index yet) showing the Google Toolbar PageRank score from the Firefox toolbar.

Grey PageRank Google Toolbar

Notice that the color is grey and not white.

I doubt this will have any impact on rankings, but it possibly may impact people's link exchange requests. :)

Forum discussion at Search Engine Roundtable Forums.

Update: More reports of this at DigitalPoint Forums.

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Comments:

Miochael Wilson SEO

05/03/2007 10:41 am

Well Rusty, when i saw this i just had to start my morning blogging time with an investigation. http://www.searchengineoptimizationcompany.ca/seoblog/index.php/goole-seo/google-grey-pagerank-toolbar-returnes/02052007 The thought i came up with is that can this possibly be a way to stop the linking weight from blogs in the future? Could Blogs possibly be grayed out? I spose a kind of Wiki censorship for the Google index were the nofollow tag kills the link. 1 thing is for sure that my SEO Google Group (One of the biggest) and every other Google Group is now Grey were they used to have some PR5vs. Ill keep you posted in what else i digg up.

Valerie DiCarlo

05/05/2007 04:08 am

My notice is: the "grey" toolbar shows up off the SERPs, but seems to be fine once you start clicking around the site itself?

Valerie DiCarlo

05/05/2007 04:08 am

My notice is: the "grey" toolbar shows up off the SERPs, but seems to be fine once you start clicking around the site itself?

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