Google PageRank Update: February 2012

Feb 6, 2012 • 8:38 am | comments (120) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

Google PageRank UpdateThere are some early reports that a Google PageRank update is underway.

We have some threads at DigitalPoint Forums, WebmasterWorld and some other forums of people reporting a PageRank update. I haven't checked my sites, but honestly, I wouldn't know if it went up or down.

The previous PageRank update was in November, yea - three months ago. And before that, in August - so Google tries to stick to a 3 month PageRank update cycle, when they remember to push out the update.

As I said then, "Google keeps telling them not to worry about PageRank but SEOs don't hear or listen. They think SEO is all about PageRank, when you and I know it has very little to do with PageRank. Especially Toolbar PageRank which is a fictional character used by Google's marketing department."

Anyway, I hope your PageRank in the Toolbar went up or remained the same. Although it has no immediate impact on rankings and is way out of date, many webmasters and SEOs take pride in their Toolbar PageRank.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums and WebmasterWorld.

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SEO Catalysts

02/06/2012 02:28 pm

we don't see it yet and don't catch any major movement from it... -SEO


02/06/2012 02:42 pm

PR is updated, I noticed today.

Anurag Rathod

02/06/2012 03:02 pm

I noticed it now... Google Page Rank is updated... :) 

Cadar Marius

02/06/2012 03:46 pm

Yep, its true


02/06/2012 04:24 pm

My new website have been updated from 0 to PR5

Robert Gombos

02/06/2012 04:50 pm

My business directory ( kept its PR4, but many inner pages went from 2 to 3.


02/06/2012 04:51 pm

I noticed it too but didn't affect my websites much!

Health insurance

02/06/2012 05:37 pm

my website has pr 2 form 0. But my site only 3 month old. :)

Ghufran memon

02/06/2012 06:32 pm

I noticed inner pages update but no update on the main sites.  One of my sites has a pr of 0 and one of the inner pages has a pr of one, another site was which many of the inner pages increased but not the main site so it means the major pr update is underway!

American Debt Project

02/06/2012 06:32 pm

My site was a 2 in November, still 2 now. But my site has way more comments and search traffic now :(


02/06/2012 06:46 pm

"They think SEO is all about PageRank, when you and I know it has very little to do with PageRank." Agreed that it has only a little to do with the PageRank of the Webpage. Even high HomePage PageRank does not guarantee top positioning, and HomePage PageRank is the best indication available to us on a website’s authority as Google sees it. However, If your website does not have sufficient HomePage PageRank in comparison to the that of the top 10 webpages for a keyword, IMHO, your webpage will not achieve top page positioning on Google, even if it is the most relevant for the targeted keyword. HomePage PageRank is the best available to keyword difficulty. 


02/06/2012 06:47 pm

My site has got updated from 0 to PR 3 today

frank A

02/06/2012 06:57 pm

"I haven't checked my sites, but honestly, I wouldn't know if it went up or down." Well, my guess is , if it was PR6 or better , you would know it. Now, since is only PR4 I hear your pain and understand what you are saying... It seems that everyone who says, the dont care about PR, they all have 1 thing in common, which is :not much to show for in PR department .

Rajesh Namase

02/06/2012 07:05 pm

Just moved my old domain to new one and after two days PR updated, so new domain got 0 PageRank :(


02/06/2012 07:54 pm

my domain has not any change i don't know the reason.

Marco Berrocal

02/06/2012 08:18 pm

I know Google says not to worry about it, but I think in the gran scheme of things, it's a nice trait to see your site's reputation go up. It means the hard work, research, sweat (okay maybe no sweat) and things you did, has paid off. I think it's great to aim for it, writing great content and most important of all, sharing your knowledge. I got updated.

Greg Fowler

02/06/2012 09:00 pm

Pretty much PR has nothing or minor activity of the serps, but it does appear that Google is updating some of the PR for pages of our sites.


02/06/2012 09:36 pm

I haven't noticed any changes :(

Chee Hean

02/06/2012 10:23 pm

I got PR 3 on previously PR 0. and PR - 3.

Craig Burr

02/06/2012 10:39 pm

My sites PR has changed up to a PR2 at only just noticed the change so thought I would make a search to see if it had changed and came across this post.


02/06/2012 11:08 pm

Our website wt has also increased in pagerank from 0 to 2 just today so we are assuming that there has been a pagerank update today.

Andy Stephens

02/07/2012 12:36 am

Our domain stayed the same but inner pages came up to our PR4 level or PR3 at worst.  However I have to agree, though I like seeing the pagerank go up, I was ranking highly at PR0 in a competitive market.  Though PR doesn't affect your site directly I still believe it helps to get links from high PR sites making PR an important factor to this day none the less.

50 Media

02/07/2012 12:59 am

1 week old site with 1 page of spun content and 9 backlinks got pr2... interesting


02/07/2012 01:18 am

My site got pr 1 : and one page got 2. Thanks!


02/07/2012 02:03 am

Our main site went from PR4 to PR5. An we are now very happy :)

Doc Viewzu's Movies

02/07/2012 04:07 am

PR wont make you any richer!


02/07/2012 04:17 am

Hoping scores a PR1 -- Sad because I think its entertaining and its 100% unique -- but my SEO is terrible. 

King Douche

02/07/2012 05:18 am

Barry, with all due respect, you are incorrect when you say that [the data] is "way out of date."  While this was true in the past where data was "several months" old, I have pages created only 5 days ago that ALL received TBPR juice.   While I won't contest your statement of that not mattering for rankings, I am saying that that is not entirely accurate anymore.  The data is fresh.

Software Development Company

02/07/2012 05:40 am

My website have PR 4.  As i heard that PR is updated on 6th Feb, but it doesn't show any change . So any one can tell me whats the reason.


02/07/2012 05:46 am site are now PR2 from 0.. im happy with it.. Ive check it since yesterday..

David Viniker

02/07/2012 06:16 am

"Chrome Market Share Down Following PageRank Penalty" -  -  "Google reduced the PageRank of the Chrome home page after it was found to be in violation of the company’s own webmaster guidelines"  Clearly HomePage PageRank has a direct effect on web page positioning.

SEO Company

02/07/2012 06:37 am

Yea exactly page rank didn't effect your ranking, and many of SEO's or you can say link builder thinks it will effect but this is not true, Ranking factor is only depends on two things that is: Content and Linking


02/07/2012 06:55 am

I just build ablog and the pagerank is still 0


02/07/2012 07:01 am

My site PR had not changed... :(


02/07/2012 07:13 am

My site got PR 1 from pr 0 and 7 other posts got PR1. 

Avinash R

02/07/2012 09:47 am

yes , page rank is updated,  my site got 2 PR from 0PR 

Retro Sweets

02/07/2012 11:03 am

Minor pr changes noted, still can't believe the hysteria when there is some movement on the SGB, when will people realise it has no bearing on ranking

Barry Schwartz

02/07/2012 11:05 am

No, Google also downgraded the ranking.

Barry Schwartz

02/07/2012 11:06 am

Trust me, it gets stale quick.

02/07/2012 11:32 am

Exactly google started PR update on 6th feb. I also noticed few internal web pages got ranked. But i see this was a minor update not for HOME page… 

Global It Consulting Services

02/07/2012 11:33 am

 My Website has not any change what are the main reason for this issues.


02/07/2012 11:37 am

 My main website went from PR0 to PR5, this was from a merging website with PR3, but the extra 2 points are nice! My new personal blogging website went from PR0 to PR3 which is also nice. Other small projects went from PR0 to PR 1 or PR 1 - PR2. Really happy with this update! Hoping Goolge don't revise it.


02/07/2012 12:49 pm

Well PR's are updated but its more in decreasing order, my one website, is increased and for my other site is had decreased


02/07/2012 01:50 pm

Hi I'm Made from Bali How can get good rank? My page rank still nul


02/07/2012 02:30 pm

My site didn't see any difference. Is there a minor pr update awaited?


02/07/2012 02:31 pm

My site didn't see any difference. Is there a minor pr update awaited?

space face

02/07/2012 04:45 pm

brand new site, just over a month old, only a couple of backlinks, homepage straight in with PR2, all the other pages PR1!!  nice. 

Emman Lijesta

02/07/2012 04:52 pm

My site's PR has also improved. It has increased from PR1 to PR2.


02/07/2012 05:11 pm

I always here that PR does not matter, but there is a small part that is very confusing to me. If PR does not matter, why are many internet marketers after High PR backlinks. Hey PR does not matter so who cares if I have 1000's of links from low PR sites or if I have links from PR6 and PR7's. I think PR does matter or else we would not chase links from high PR authoritative sites that in turn increases your PR. Just something to think about.


02/07/2012 10:03 pm

 PR of a website  does not matter in order to SERP of the site but your backlinks on high PR  pages is a testimonial to increase your SERP in search engines. Hope so you will get it now.

Manos Paraskakis

02/07/2012 10:09 pm

All my Internal pages has been change from 0 to Pr3 and 2 ,


02/07/2012 10:21 pm

Content is MEANINGLESS. It's all about the initial links that catch google's eye.


02/08/2012 03:25 am

My Pagerank is update from 0 to 1 today

Virtual Office

02/08/2012 03:26 am

Yes. I have observed downgrading Pageranks. My site got downgraded from PR3 to PR2 today.

rakesh kumar

02/08/2012 05:59 am

I got increase in PR of my website of


02/08/2012 01:41 pm

Hope mine increasing in the next cycle,,


02/08/2012 01:45 pm

My  web page (  ) Pagerank  also raised from 0 to 1,  although I made many good backlinks in January.


02/08/2012 01:48 pm

mine PR was just updated to 1 from . REally happy to see. :) 


02/08/2012 02:08 pm went from 0  to  4

Dewaldt Huysamen

02/08/2012 04:14 pm

Well here in South Africa we can not access the PR. Plugins and even Google Toolbar not showing PR. Looks like some of the data centres are down or blocked dunno. Still checking to see if its an internal problem.


02/08/2012 08:31 pm

Dont get it, mine went frm 0 to 3 last year, and since I've got mre backlinks than then, and much more contenct, and this time I went from 3 to 2???


02/09/2012 04:57 am

Some of the internal pages went upto PR2... stable for homepage

Web Snyxius

02/09/2012 10:42 am

my website for home page the page rank is same  but internal pages increases... why my home page rank not increased since 2 years..... iam ding good links


02/09/2012 04:39 pm

Ok so finally I seem to have risen from 0 to 1.  Can you just clarify for me.  My homepages pr is that just based on links that point to my homepage or does it count all links that point to other pages within my website too?


02/09/2012 07:39 pm

My blog Still in PR4. But some single post PR have Dropped down and up. 


02/11/2012 01:48 am

eek, mine went down from PR3 to PR2 and I do not understand why.  Its a blog that I post on daily and is growing, can anyone advise?


02/11/2012 09:02 am

No change in my page rank so far , hope for some good news soon .


02/11/2012 09:04 am

Hope for PR update soon . What about outbound links , do I need to avoid too many and will they pull down my pr .

vizag real estate

02/11/2012 08:02 pm

 can you tell me how to check the pr of the inner pages?

vizag real estate

02/11/2012 08:02 pm

our site is moved from 0 to 1. really happy!

RedFox Magazine

02/15/2012 10:42 am

Some of my pages raise PR1 only and main domain is still on PR1.. waiting for the PR2-3-4 


02/15/2012 02:42 pm

hi Home Page (Page Rank-3) But Internal Page rank 2-1 

Bolt It

02/15/2012 04:42 pm

Yeah one of my sites went up this month (Feb. 2012) its been 0 for months but has finally got to the amazing PR1 status! Stainless Steel Bolts

02/16/2012 07:33 am

Are updates complete? Our PR has not moved yet. :/

Isix SEO Blog

02/16/2012 01:42 pm

Hopefully the next update will be May then. Gives everyone a chance to work on there SEO. SEO Blog

Evangelos Konstantakakos

02/16/2012 08:50 pm

Is update over? my page rank did not change i worked on high quality links yet no difference


02/16/2012 08:55 pm

Google home page is still PR 9 since the last update (before this one).  Last year Google also had PR 9 during several months. My theory is that from time to time they do very similar algo updates which leaves some sites with lower PR for a few months only to move back again to same PR in next update. It would not be impossible to see sites that got higher rank this time to hit the bottom again (eg to go from 4 to 0 PR)>

Katie Ashley

02/18/2012 06:03 pm

My adult webchat is still the same.. been hammering the SEO as well... sigh :(


02/20/2012 05:34 pm

My sites PR didn’t change either, stayed very steady, I’m happy with that really, especially since it didn’t go down. However a lot of the page rank for my inner pages went up which was great to see.

Danh Bạ

02/20/2012 05:37 pm

It looks like the fact that most websites do not get higher or lower PageRank. While fewer then gets lower and even fewer will receive higher PageRank. It is for me not quite to comprehend what Google has emphasized. Of course, the recent panda updates had an influence.

Phoenix Flooring

02/21/2012 04:59 am

I like to see my page rank go up even though it does not always see mto mean a whole lot anymore these days. It seems SEO keeps changing and there are a lot of variables these days, although I do like to see a hgher page rank..


03/02/2012 11:36 am

I haven't seen any PR changes yet.


03/03/2012 03:36 am

is there any difference for pagerank and the PR didn’t change my french web site is still the same

SEM Media

03/07/2012 06:54 am

Page Ranks are nothing to ranking factor, My many of clients does not have pr but they are getting high quality traffics. good post Thanks


03/08/2012 03:50 pm

hi men.. try to get my pagerank too :) please


03/08/2012 03:51 pm

shah try to backlink me too. at thanks

Wedding cake pops

03/10/2012 04:06 am

Not so. I have seen change in inner page's PR, but not in main page.

Rick Pua Pila

03/10/2012 08:21 am

Finally if you are done with all the basic requirements to be eligible for getting a better PageRank for your Website/Blog it will be worth to claim your actual position that should be rewarded because your site according to your for your work. And that’s why Google has given a provision to say your words in your support for getting more from the current PageRank but before making the submission you should read the guidelines of Google for getting better PageRank. URL:


03/13/2012 08:49 am

i hopei will get high PR soon for my new blog. Congrats. .


03/13/2012 10:40 pm

Funny thing is, during the last update my pagerank dropped from 4 to 3. However the visitors count I got out of organic results have doubled. I had pagerank 4, but only about 300 visitors a day from organic results. Now I have 3 and I have 600-700... So yeah... Pagerank os pretty meaningless to me as well.


03/15/2012 01:14 pm

Pagerank just 1 , however the site is only 2 months old . Working on links but do I need to avoid otbound links .

Kevin Katovic

03/16/2012 06:53 am

Well everyone loves to see big green its all in the branding my friend


03/18/2012 03:41 am

my page rank went from 0 to 3 last year and the went down from 3 to 2 and this year from 2 to 1.


03/21/2012 10:15 am

My PageRank get to 3 Auto Gratka

iPhone 5

03/28/2012 11:36 pm

febs done now when will new PR update will come ????

Prashant Chourdia

04/04/2012 11:13 am

As per my view Webmasters should keep eyes on SEO Only

Add A Website

04/04/2012 11:44 pm

this is some great info thanks


04/06/2012 11:09 am

So let me guess:    Google PageRank Updates can go up but also can go down... So if i have a web design page what would be the best practice to make sure it will not go down in ranks?


04/13/2012 05:40 am

 PR matters only when you are a trader in the domain market. It simple signifies that your site has a valid reference in the web world with two or three side handshakes .... The more incoming links from verified and high authority site the more your page gets the PR ... Remember the PR for pages in a website can be different and is allotted individually. And for all those people who thinks PR is a waste of time try selling off a website with high traffic and zero PR !!!! As the Google saying goes - "It's a Gift..."


04/13/2012 12:45 pm

I totally agree with what you are saying, I have stopped focusing on page rank, and kept promoting my site, my page rank is stuck at PR3 for 2 years, but i have reached Google first page for a high competitive search term, and my site is way a head of PR5 site.

Najam Vozila

04/15/2012 09:48 pm

Yes, as author said page rank (especially toolbar PR) has little to do with site rank, but i always love to see PR filled with green color in my toolbar:) as you said it's sort of pride for us:)


04/24/2012 11:21 am

 Then what take most effect of page rank??? Content?

Juris Jugs

04/25/2012 08:23 am

Update expected only on june/july? Its not after 3 month.


04/25/2012 02:57 pm

How many get to the next update?  


04/26/2012 02:19 pm

PR is a obsession!


05/03/2012 08:34 am

nothing good


05/05/2012 08:15 am

my  blog get  pr 2 ..... it not bad ..... but i hope in second update i can get pr 3 or 4  ... thank for share ....


05/07/2012 02:44 pm

page rank 2 :)))) 

Ecara Fashion

05/12/2012 02:10 pm

anyone can please let me know why my website still never have any Pr rank after 1 year. But l have alexa ranking around 500000+. thank for helping.

Planes Trains Automobiles

05/12/2012 05:12 pm

My website www.planestrainsautomobiles has just been downgraded from PR3 to PR2 but I have just accepted posts from other websites with links to theirs. Not sure if I should remvoe them now.

Planes Trains Automobiles

05/12/2012 05:13 pm

My website has just been downgraded from PR3 to PR2 but I have just accepted posts from other websites with links to theirs. Not sure if I should delete the links.


05/26/2012 05:22 pm

Hey niceee post and i have a question my website is 1 month old and my page rank is only 0 is it bad, if yes then what should i do..??


05/30/2012 01:10 am

My page here went up one page rank about the same time as yours. Do you know if it has ever gone up by 2 points or more?


05/30/2012 01:11 am

I believe PR is for the entire site


06/02/2012 12:37 pm

Fanny how this pagerank works. My site has gone down from 3 to 2, But traffic from google search went up about 40%! Any one knows why is it?

Noona Des

06/10/2012 03:35 pm

I'm hoping for some PR gains soon, my other site sadly went to PR1 to 0, it must be that I'm not updating fault. My main site remains. I'm still baffled by the metrics, there's also Alexa Ranking...oh well. I hope to read soon on some head ups on PR updates. Best Regards!


06/25/2012 04:48 am

Our website has gone from a PR4 to a PR3. Note: it hasn't been a PR3 since 2008. We aren't sure why this is, because we continuously update our site with fresh content, including educational articles and educational links. We have noticed that this decrease in PR has also affected our keyword listing status. For example, for the keyword term "aquarium supplies" we used to come up on page one in Google, now we come up on page three of Google. If there are any professional SEO guru's reading this, please contact if you are available for hire. Thank you. Sincerely, OCReef


07/11/2012 01:11 am

When google update PR ? my site need PR


07/26/2012 02:19 pm

So is mine, I keep hoping for a page rank hike, but lack of one doesn't seem to be effecting me at all over here at FlirtyDivaTees. com business is great and I'm all over the place for good search terms related to t-shirts with funny sayings

Alexandru Covtun

08/03/2012 07:38 am

Hi! My site is still PR1 for 1,5 years.Generaly when I'd lounched it after 1 month was PR update and I received actual pagerank that stay unchangeble.But the main isue is that this site has a couple of thouzends of backlinks. It isn't in Google ban list, material is upluaded regularly.Can someone advice me what shall I do?

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