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Google Page Rank Update – June 2011

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Google PageRank Update

This morning Google rolled out a new Page Rank (PR) update, the last one was in December 2010. Each time Google does a Page Rank update it causes a lot of grief to bloggers and web owners. I was particularly worried about this page rank update, as a lot of top blogs and sites were affected by the recent Google Panda roll out in February 2011.

There is no doubt that Google is on a clean up mission. They want to clean up their search results to ensure relevancy. The successful roll out of Panda ( named after Google’s software engineer Navneet Panda, who has done some awesome work on machine learning algorithms ) ensured that the stepping stone to this mission was rightly placed. The Page Rank for this blog and my other blogs and sites have not changed…Phew πŸ™‚

The tough task now begins for bloggers and webmasters to ensure that their blogs and sites are kept relevant based on Google’s “Panda” algorithmic changes . The next PR update will be crucial, my guess is that sites that don’t adhere to the Google Panda guidelines will be penalized in Page Rank and in search results.

This Page Rank update also enforced the fact that Google still values Page Rank though it may not make any significant difference to your blog’s traffic or search results.

What are your thoughts on Page Rank ? I think the time has come for Google to kill Page Rank.

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  • Graham Lutz June 28, 2011, 2:22 pm

    I think PageRank is a way for Google to let people know what they think of a site and if it is trustworthy, valuable, and worth paying attention to.

    I’m particularly happy with the PR system right now as I jumped up 2 in the rankings!

    Glad you weren’t negatively affected!

    • ZK June 28, 2011, 2:27 pm

      Congrats on the increase in page ranking πŸ™‚

  • Warren June 28, 2011, 7:18 pm

    Hey thanks for letting me know, I just checked and Google gave me a PR 4 this time around. (was 3 for last 3 updates).

    I notice my toolbar pr still says 3, but the data centers are saying 4 so I guess one is lagging behind.

    • ZK June 29, 2011, 12:49 am

      Congrats , Good to see sites getting more authority on Google πŸ™‚

  • pdf search engine June 29, 2011, 7:00 am

    Yes the Pagerank update is out and up – thanks for the notice! From zero to four – went online just after the January pagerank update. I am really curious if it will affect our traffic!

  • Nigcareer June 29, 2011, 12:10 pm

    Blogger may not like the new development but it will still be welcomed by those with good content. It is a challenge, we need to wake up to this

  • Terry June 29, 2011, 2:33 pm

    I have seen a large change in the pagerank of some sites!

    Some of the directories have risen to an amazing pagerank score when other sites have dropped in poagerank.

  • Quo June 29, 2011, 3:17 pm

    I’ve heard it rumored that PR isn’t really what Google uses anymore. I hear the ‘site authority’ buzz word being used everywhere now and wonder if you think the same thing?

    Unfortunately, I didn’t increase but it’s prolly cus my site is new.

  • Jasmine June 29, 2011, 11:31 pm

    I am absolutely OK with the PageRank system. We do not need to worry if we are writing good content and is not using any blackhat techniques.

    Good stuff!

  • Sadia Komal July 1, 2011, 3:39 am

    My 1 site got PR 5 and two got PR 4 including sadiakomal.com πŸ™‚

  • Nick Stamoulis July 1, 2011, 9:38 am

    I don’t really pay too much attention to Page Rank. I focus more on traffic. As long as you rank for targeted keywords and get quality traffic to your site, that’s what matters most.

    • Sadia Komal July 1, 2011, 11:46 am

      Page rank can increase chances to get traffic from SE

    • Tim July 14, 2011, 8:31 am

      I don’t really care about page rank, but a higher one is still nice to see on your sites.

      That said, if I was going to use a SEO company, and their homepage was PR0, I’d think twice. It is something sites are judged on, whether or not they should be.

  • Affiliate July 1, 2011, 5:47 pm

    Pace rank can increase traffic but this not necessarily mean that a site with a good pr will automatically get a lot of traffic.

  • PageRank Updated July 1, 2011, 10:21 pm

    In my opinion, I think this PR update has a connection with Panda campaign Google expanded during many months ago. Content has the very important role in this PR update, the websites/blogs with good quality content, frequently refresh, unique & useful information will be ranked higher than low quality sites.

  • best dog food July 2, 2011, 5:04 am

    Hi, thanks for the info. One of my older blogs went from PR4 down to 2 and another website from PR2 up to 3. I switched to you post about the 5 Strategies, thanks for the helpful tips there.

  • Search Engine Marketing July 2, 2011, 6:45 am

    Google has updated PR and this update has been positive for most of the websites, my many of websites got increase in page rank.

  • Hack Tutors July 2, 2011, 10:37 am

    My site got PR 3 πŸ™‚

  • Jeff Casmer July 2, 2011, 8:26 pm

    I was not affected negatively as my site went from a PR2 to a PR3. No complaints here πŸ™‚

  • Promotional Products July 3, 2011, 9:47 am

    I am running about 50 websites and they all went from a pr0 straight to a pr2 – yeah, it was good to now give off some power of the domains to outgoing links, but all of the rankings stayed as they were. PR changes do nothing for the website itself, it helps you more if you have links on pages that now have a page rank.

  • Neha Sharma July 3, 2011, 1:02 pm

    Yep mine dropped from 4 to 3, but it’s nothing to really worry about, it’s the traffic to the blog that really counts

  • Greg July 3, 2011, 5:21 pm

    Always fun when these come out. Like always the complainers voice is about 10 times louder then the satisfied guys.

  • Dean Saliba July 4, 2011, 6:26 am

    I was very pleased with the latest Google update as 7 of the blogs I run all jumped up.

    1 went from PR0 to PR2
    1 went from PR2 to PR3
    4 went from PR0 to PR3

    And my main blog jumped from a PR1 to a PR4. πŸ™‚