Google Announces PageRank Update - Thank You

Jul 25, 2008 • 8:24 am | comments (11) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

Google's Matt Cutts announced Google is pushing out "new toolbar PageRank values," over the course of the "next few days."

Yes, I keep saying toolbar PageRank is really all that not important. You can read my thoughts on that over here, but I honestly think this toolbar PageRank update is the most important one ever. Why?

Matt Cutts said, and I quote:

I figured the SEO industry could use something to discuss, so I thought I’d give people a heads-up about the toolbar PageRanks.

Yes, we 100% need something to discuss, other then ourselves. It has been a very rough week for the SEO community and this distraction will hopefully set things back on track. So, thank you Matt and Google for that.

Matt also notes that he is "expecting that also in the next few days" that Google will "be expiring some older penalties on websites." By penalties, we assume he means the Google Toolbar PageRank downgrade for selling links. Some were hit by this toolbar PageRank downgrade and have not yet seen an increase in their PageRank.

Forum discussion on the Google toolbar PageRank update at WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint Forums and we have additional discussion at WebmasterWorld specifically on the topic of Google "expiring some older penalties on websites."

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07/25/2008 02:00 pm

Are you expecting your pr7 back?

Barry Schwartz

07/25/2008 02:03 pm

Peter, no I am not.


07/25/2008 02:42 pm

My blog has only been online for a month therefore I doubt if it will have any page rank just yet. Do you think using no follow on your ads would affect the sites revenue Barry?

Barry Schwartz

07/25/2008 02:45 pm

Steve, yes I do.

No Name

07/26/2008 01:54 am

I expect pr3 or pr4 for my website, but i will see soon!

Suresh Choudhary

07/26/2008 06:37 am

I expect pr6 or pr7 for my website, but i will see soon!


07/26/2008 10:58 am

I expected nothing and still it has fallen down 4/3 :\


07/26/2008 04:05 pm

Well this is my first page ranking ever... After 2 and a half months my pagerank is 3. IS that pretty good for a first time blogger? Also will this increase my search engine traffic at all?

Brad Isaac

07/27/2008 02:33 am

Julian, it would depend what your keywords are. Personally, I think a PR of 3 is good for a first time blogger. Looks like you are running a focused blog. I'd say keep on track and eventually, the search engine traffic will come.

No Name

07/28/2008 08:15 am

The page rank of my blog goes down to PR0. What seems to be the problem

No Name

07/30/2008 11:43 pm

I have heard many people saying their PR went down this update, maybe it should be called a downdate :-)

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