Google Rosh Hashanah 5769 PageRank Update

Sep 29, 2008 • 7:42 am | comments (4) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

Over the weekend, Google updated the toolbar PageRank values. In fact, Matt Cutts of Google basically confirmed the update before it happened, saying:

I wouldn’t be surprised if new PageRanks started showing up this weekend or so.

I figured, since the Jewish new year, Rosh Hashanah is tonight, let's name it the Rosh Hashanah 5769 PageRank Update. 5769 is the year, like it is 2008 now in the secular calendar. And I'll upload our Rosh Hashanah theme right now for it:

Rosh Hashanah 5769 Search Engine Roundtable

The disclaimer: Take these toolbar PageRank updates with a grain of salt. The toolbar PageRank values are typically months old and do not always reflect the importance and value of a site on the web or even in the eyes of Google.

That being said, you can see most of the past Google updates and PageRank updates over at our Google PageRank/SERP Updates archives. We have tons and tons of discussion on this update.

Here are the forums discussing the update:

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09/29/2008 04:20 pm

Suddenly, erev Rosh Hashona PR update did not bring good news - my website dropped from 4 to 3. There will be a lot of work next year! Shana Tova Umetula! Ksiva Vechatima Toivo!

Michael Martinez

09/29/2008 06:19 pm

They changed more than Toolbar PageRank. I'm seeing significant changes in search results. However, they had "frozen" a lot of SERP updating for the past week or so, perhaps due to a slowdown in crawling/caching of some segments of the Web. I'm seeing fresh results across the board once again.

Rick Vidallon

09/30/2008 10:30 pm

Per Shana's and Ksiva's comment, our site dropped a point across all pages. Rat's! I know it has nothing to do with actual SERPs, but it's disappointing none-the-less. Google PR is a little like the weather in Virginia Beach. We have a saying; 'If you don't like the weather here, wait 24 hours and it will change.' Unfortunately 24 hrs in Google time is 24 weeks earth time.


01/13/2009 05:05 pm

thank you google

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