Google Updates Toolbar PageRank: April 2008

Apr 29, 2008 • 7:54 am | comments (1) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates
 

I am seeing reports from across the SEO forums that Google has updated or begun the update of the PageRank score found within the Google Toolbar.

We have threads at DigitalPoint Forums, Search Engine Roundtable Forums, WebmasterWorld and Search Engine Watch Forums - all discussing the recent PageRank update that began yesterday some time.

The last time Google updated toolbar PageRank was in late February. Google did recently update the Directory PageRank scores earlier this month. You can see some history on these recent PageRank updates over here.

What this all means for your Google rankings? Not much. Typically, a Google Toolbar PageRank update will have zero direct impact on one's ranking in Google. As Google has said, time and time again, the toolbar PageRank scores are older exports and do not resemble the PageRank score Google uses internally, at the time of ranking your pages in Google.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums, Search Engine Roundtable Forums, WebmasterWorld and Search Engine Watch Forums.

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Comments:

Rob Abdul

04/30/2008 08:37 am

I can conclusively say that Google Toolbar PageRank does not affect your rankings/SERPs. I have found in the field, evidence of this. For example a PR0/PR1 site has 10 times the generic traffic as some of my PR5/PR6 sites. My own site robabdul.com is only a mere PR2. One of my other sites lynseyleighdavies.co.uk is a PR3. But, I get more than twice the traffic on my site! I really do think Google Toolbar PageRank is dying out; i.e. the Google's algorithm has excluded it.

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