Google PageRank Update: November 2012

Nov 8, 2012 • 8:22 am | comments (32) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

Google PageRank UpdateLast night, Google started pushing out new PageRank data to the Google Toolbar users (if you can find any one using the toolbar anymore).

There is discussions about the PageRank update happening at DigitalPoint Forums and WebmasterWorld. In fact, DigitalPoint has a dozen threads on the topic.

The previous PageRank update was done in August 2012 and typically occurs ever few months or so.

Despite PageRank still being part of the algorithm, SEOs know that toolbar PageRank is often outdated and not that useful. In addition, there are many other factors part of the algorithm that may or may not be as important as PageRank.

Hobo has a list of some major sites that were updated with this PR update.

I hope your PageRank increased and did not decline at all - ego is an important thing.

Forum discussion at DigitalPoint Forums and WebmasterWorld.

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11/09/2012 06:29 am

my pr still hasnt changed :| does this mean i didnt grow or it takes time to get around to updating for everyone


11/09/2012 06:58 am

My PR changed from 0 to 2 Check


11/09/2012 08:53 am

Pagerank schmagerank. Boo hiss hiss.

Amit Kumar

11/09/2012 12:23 pm

My PR changed from 0 to 2 see

Rahul Chawla

11/09/2012 12:59 pm

LUCKY stars for , saw considerable amount of rise . thank you updates .


11/09/2012 01:03 pm

my company blog 0 to 2 page rank but my company website still 1 page rank, i have done so much work and changed content, created backlinks but i do not know why still 1 pr. i m really sad.

Give Yourself A Shinny

11/09/2012 01:33 pm

my page rank changed from being a really useful metric a few years ago to being a spam generator for the web. It is now a green mark that has no meaning or usefulness. Could google be trying to re-engage with web masters using the shinny bits. The story could go like this: Webmasters love google. Lets give them a piece of shinny and call it Pagerank. Oooh poo .. the spammers are making more use of it than we are. Lets remove the usefulfulness Oh no, the webmasters hate us. They don't like our choice of pets or the company we now keep. Lets give them back their shinny. And so the story goes. Google once again becomes the babe of webmasters. The webmasters rejoice at the return of the shinny bits.


11/09/2012 06:50 pm

LoL best description of the event yet. +1 for you Sir.


11/10/2012 04:28 am

I think your right. Our site used to just be pagerank 2 (for the hompage) and PR3 for the blog. No other pages had pagerank. However today, every single page on the entire website is PR2 and the blog is still PR3.


11/10/2012 04:38 am

It was a great run, and I hope the readers who discovered us found our content useful.


11/10/2012 06:02 am

Yay! PR jumped from 2 to 3. But still no PR for blog's internal pages. By this count it would take me another 1 year (or 4 PR updates) to get to 7? boo! hiss! monkeyshine nutworks LOL.

M-j Taylor

11/14/2012 05:49 pm

I am not convinced, at all, that PageRank is not important. PR is a measurement of the importance of a page based on the quality of links to it - if you're saying PR is not important, you're saying links are not important.


11/15/2012 06:52 am

November 7 was a good day for the rank moved up from 3 to 4.


11/15/2012 08:12 am

Yes.. you are right now Google Page Rank is just matter of Ego of website nothing more... I am sad that Google has lost its primary ranking factor.... discovered by Larry Page are you agree?


11/15/2012 12:42 pm

it is not very important for seo's but it is like a recongnition for your hard work when you get it ... from 2 to 4

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11/15/2012 02:11 pm

my site dropped from a PR3 to a PR2. Haven't seen any drop in traffic yet....

kevin redman

11/15/2012 03:28 pm

All about ego really all though saying that its better to see your page rank go up then down. Mine went from 2 to 3


11/19/2012 04:40 pm

Strange but my website - PR hasn't changed at all, it's the same as it was on the last August update and it's definitely should have been increased...

medan star

11/21/2012 02:58 pm

My blog PR 0 hahaha


11/24/2012 07:48 am

can i have your blog & site link? so i could check it


11/24/2012 07:50 am

of cource


11/28/2012 01:51 pm

My page rank was n/a and now is 0. What means 0?


11/28/2012 11:31 pm

No change at Still a 3. And I guess that's better than losing ground.


12/10/2012 06:13 am

My website was launched in July'12 and since than good number of posts (150) has been submitted there but as yet no PR increase has been updated for this..what could be the reasons?


01/21/2013 05:01 am

Google pushes out toolbar PR update "If you can find anyone using the toolbar anymore" LOL what you think you rank top of page 1 because you write like stephen King?


01/21/2013 05:02 am

page rank is still as important as ever. If i write on the exact same thing as 50 other sites and Im edgar allen mofo poe i will not out rank someone with considerable higher PR. End of story.

Jaime Civantos Capella

01/21/2013 12:32 pm

Last pagerank update was in august 2012


01/21/2013 03:07 pm

when we will have new page rank in 2013?

Amal Rafeeq

02/04/2013 03:49 pm

Google have Just Updated the New Page Ranks on Today February 4 2013. Read more from


02/04/2013 09:08 pm

Today page rank updated


02/04/2013 09:11 pm

My blog Techween gains its 1st page rank

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09/05/2013 04:45 am

Nice blog. Page rank is used by Google to determine the relevance of a website, in terms of link popularity and quality content

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