Poll: Most SEOs Say PageRank Data in Google Webmaster Tools is Useless

Jan 9, 2009 • 8:46 am | comments (3) by | Filed Under Google Search Algorithm Updates

Google PageRank Webmaster Data PollOn Tuesday, we ran a poll asking if Google's PageRank data reports in Webmaster Tools useless or useful. The results are in and the majority of SEOs believe those reports are completely useless.

I am one to agree with the masses here, not because I don't think Google doesn't want to provide useful information here. But more because of the issues I have seen with the reports in Webmaster Tools over the years and how they often are simply wrong or outdated due to bugs or resource issues.

Here is a breakdown of the 131 responses: :: PR data in WMT is Useless said 74 respondents or 56.49% :: PR data in WMT is Not Helpful said 32 respondents or 24.43% :: PR data in WMT is Somewhat Helpful said 19 respondents or 14.5% :: PR data in WMT is Very Helpful said 4 respondents or 3.05% :: Other category said 2 respondents or 1.53%

So there you have it, thanks for participating in the poll.

Forum discussion continued at WebmasterWorld.

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