Don't Expect Any PageRank Updates, Says Matt Cutts

Sep 14, 2007 • 9:30 am | comments (9) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine Optimization

After my post about how people really want to find Matt Cutts, Matt kindly poked in on things at DigitalPoint Forums. In the thread, he is quoted as saying that you should not expect any PageRank updates:

As far as the toolbar PageRank, I definitely wouldn't expect to see it in the next few days. Probably not even in the next couple weeks, if I had to guess.

This thread was picked up by the MarketFederation blog and has become a topic of discussion on Sphinn.

The response is overwhelmingly unanimous to remove PageRank altogether. Some members are just totally overwhelmed by the amount of PageRank updates; they want it to cease existing so that they don't have to hear about it anymore.

This isn't surprising. Maybe Google is listening to the PageRank removal feedback and is secretly seeking out PageRank alternatives. That doesn't sound like a bad idea.

Forum discussion continues on Sphinn. Additional coverage on related topics (Google banning directories) has also been discussed.

This post was written on September 10th and was scheduled for publication on September 14th. Yes, September 14th is Friday. Unfortunately, we won't have a Search Buzz Roundup this week. Tune in next week and read about what has happened in the last two weeks of search!

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