Google Now A PageRank 9

Jun 28, 2011 • 8:05 am | comments (16) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

As many of you know, Google updated their PageRank scores within the Google Toolbar yesterday.

Some noticed that has lowered their PageRank from a 10 to a PageRank of 9. Honestly, I am not sure if Google was a 10 or a 9 prior to this update but people are saying it was a 10 and is now a 9 after the update.

Google PageRank 9

Does it matter? No. But it is interesting, nevertheless.

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Keith Brown

06/28/2011 12:23 pm

I know people don't pay attention much to pagerank anymore, but this is a pretty curious development. I can't remember the last time wasn't the most authoritative website on the planet (or at least in that group). It would be interesting to see an updated list of who's left standing at the 10 spot.

Roie S

06/28/2011 01:09 pm

Facebook is 10 for quiet sometime now :)

Black Seo Guy

06/28/2011 02:07 pm

I don't think its a big deal really.. "Black Seo Guy "Signing Off"

John McCheap

06/28/2011 02:33 pm

A lot of websites lost 1 position after this update.

Tristan Higbee

06/28/2011 03:50 pm

It was definitely a 10 before the update. Hmmm... Interesting! And I wonder if this PR update is indicative of more to follow with greater frequency in the future. Like will they start doing it every 3 months again? 


06/28/2011 07:14 pm

Gee ... maybe because the FTC is about to start suing GOOG for non-competitive behavior and now their rank is equal to that of Yahoo instead of higher? Bing is an 8, by the way. CNN and NyTimes are also 9. As Far as I can see only Facebook is a 10. Yeah; I'm going with anti-trust preemptive strike:

Jonathon Hewitt

06/28/2011 08:41 pm

They are just giving us something to talk about :)


06/28/2011 10:44 pm is PR 8


06/29/2011 12:07 am

My question is if this is a manual adjustment. I understand that PR is automatically calculated and the real PR is not really on a scale of 0-10, but if you want to calculate PR of all pages on the net based on quality of links pointing to each page, you have to start somewhere by manually setting some initial values for some sites...??? e.g Let have 10 (or PR='MAX'), Yahoo 9 etc... and let the rest be calculated...

G. de Groot

06/29/2011 09:04 am

Pagerank is only one of the many factors, and it is always outdated, focus more for better rankings on relevant backlinks from domain autorities and page autorities, just for te record is having a PR 7 Our website went from PR3 to PR 4, is this interesting? Did i get better rankings? Did i received more traffic? Ofcourse not! Pagerank is just one of the ranking factors...


06/30/2011 01:06 am

Did you get better ranking/increase in traffic anytime in past 4 months or so? Toolbar PR being updated once every few months, your site could have been 'promoted' all the way few months ago.... Yes, PR is only one of 200+ factors, however, if you really think about it: Quality, relevant external links improve rankings;  Quality (relevant and not releavant) links improve your PR. If your site's PR goes up, but you see no increase in traffic/rankings you must be getting not relevant links to your site. Why would a site be getting links that are not relevant? Worth a thought?


07/22/2011 03:35 am

I do not know what is happening with Google. Its PR fluctuation is so unusual. Now it shows Google PR 10. I noticed 3 Pr updates this month. What the hell is this.


11/10/2011 05:25 pm

It shows at 10 with this tool -


12/09/2011 01:29 pm has been back up to 10 until recently. I noticed today (12/9/11) that it's dropped down to 9 again.

Kalen's Internet Resources

12/08/2012 09:59 pm

Google is not going to get sued for ranking itself higher on a pagerank scale. What the heck does that have to do with being non-competitive? If Yahoo and Bing want to compete with Google they can just offer better services rather than whine that they aren't getting enough traffic from Google. Google is being sued for patent violations, not pagerank. They were sued by Kinderstart for dropping their pagerank, but Google won that case because it was such a ridiculous lawsuit to begin with.


12/10/2013 10:51 am

Legal meu site ainda possui 0 PageRank, quais passos para aumentar o PageRank do meu site flextool?

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