Google Webmaster Tools Not Showing PageRank Pages for Some Sites?

Sep 18, 2007 • 7:40 am | comments (6) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

When you login to Google Webmasters Tools and click on your "Crawl stats" under the statistics section, you are suppose to see a screen like this:

Google Webmaster Tools PageRank Bug?

Notice it shows two tables, the first is for "The PageRank of your pages in Google" and the second is for "Your page with the highest PageRank." But some people are missing the "Your page with the highest PageRank" table. I see it on some of my reports but not all. For example, my web development company's site is not coming up with that table, as seen below in this screen shot:

Google Webmaster Tools PageRank Bug?

There are others noticing this problem also at DigitalPoint Forums. So it is not just me.

Is this a sign of changes to come to PageRank? I doubt it, but who knows.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums.

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09/18/2007 01:25 pm

It is probably becoming safe to say that Google will discontinue to displaying PageRank to the public, particularly for newer pages. If we look at what Matt Cutts recently said about PageRank along with this specific case, we should most likely no longer worry about PR in general.

No Name

07/26/2008 01:32 am

I recently had a portion of medium appear for one website I'm currently developing. There are about five pages with the highest page rank so Google shows nothing there. Anyway, I am trying to figure out does medium start with PR4. Any ideas?

Sean Carlos

09/08/2008 03:17 pm

I'm going to guess that the sites missing the "Your page with the highest PageRank" section were among the first sites "enrolled" in the Google Webmaster Tools program, when it was still called "Sitemaps". I have the same problem - early adopter sites do not display this data but sites added later do. I suspect that when Google added this feature, they didn't ensure it showed up for (all) sites previously enrolled. Thus, me thinks it is a bug.


02/03/2009 01:03 pm

I just added a new website a couple of months ago and having the same problems!

Leon van Tubbergh

04/26/2009 08:42 am

When I login and view my Webmaster Tools all that showing up is some sites that I have added sitemaps for and verified. There is further no options to view anything else (backlinks etc) related to my sites.

Dejan Petrovic

10/18/2009 11:28 pm

I can verify that it's present in none of our 30 website profiles in GWT.

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