Can the PageRank Hysterics Simmer Down?

Aug 14, 2007 • 9:18 am | comments (5) by twitter | Filed Under Google PageRank & Algorithm Updates

There's an interesting poll on DigitalPoint Forums about the obsessive compulsive nature of users when there are Google PageRank updates. We've already explored last week how Google should consider removal of the PageRank score and this poll's results seem to bolster that argument.

Over half of the respondents say that the Google PageRank updates are making them sick. To put it more specifically, they selected "It makes me sick seeing all those newbies going hysterical around PR updates!"

We have hundreds of posts in our own PageRank category, and I can see where the frustration lies.

But even with the obsessive nature of PageRank, some people know that "PR is entertainment" and means nothing.

Nobody even talks about ranking websites any more. PR is a joke.

So why keep it?

Really, then, I'm all for a page quality indicator that's updated regularly. There's no need for this "mass hysteria" every three months.

Forum discussion continues at DigitalPoint Forums.

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