Google PageRank Update: October 2009

Google PageRank Update October 2009

Category: Personal


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I checked this site today and noticed that the Google toolbar installed in my browser displays a thicker green bar. My suspicion was confirmed when I hover my mouse over it and it says 3/10.

Yippee! This is now a PR 3 website.

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Google’s last PageRank update was last June 2009 and I was at PR 2. So after 4 more months, my PR increased by 1.

What is this PageRank (PR) thing anyway?

Wikipedia says PageRank is a link analysis algorithm, named after Larry Page, used by the Google Internet search engine that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of “measuring” it.

In layman’s term, when a site linked to your site, that’s a vote for your site. The more links you get, the more votes you have and your site’s importance increases in the eyes of Google.

Is having a high PR a guarantee of having a high rank in the Google SERPs (search engine results page)?

Not really. Recently, Google removed the PR score from its WebMaster tools which tells us that it really is not that important.

Susan Moskwa, Google Webmaster Trends Analyst even said,

We’ve been telling people for a long time that they shouldn’t focus on PageRank so much; many site owners seem to think it’s the most important metric for them to track, which is simply not true. We removed it because we felt it was silly to tell people not to think about it, but then to show them the data, implying that they should look at it.

So, why am I happy with my PR increase?

Call it pride.

Some bloggers and web site owners might not admit but isn’t it more fulfilling to see a number other than a plain, dry, boring ZERO on your PR toolbar?

ark

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19 Responses to “Google PageRank Update October 2009”

  1. Mao Says:

    double celebration! a healthy cute baby boy and an increase of PR.. nice one!

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  2. Pinay Mommy Says:

    Congratulations! I miss my PR4 for almost two years now. I wish I could have them back.

    Anyway, this recent update is the most cruelest of all. It took many of my blogs’ PR. :(

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    ark Reply:

    Oh, that’s sad. Di talaga maintindihan si Big G eh.

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  3. Winziph Says:

    Congrats sir ark, google awarded me a PR 3 rating hehehe, tama nga na hindi basehan kung may page rank ka or wala as long as solid yung traffic ur on the right track pa rin.

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    ark Reply:

    Marami ngang PR 0 ang site eh pero ang lakas ng traffic.

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  4. enad Says:

    ako PR2 na. PR is not really a basis. Wala na nga yung PR sa webmaster site ng google. I don’t receive that much traffic din. it’s ok. ill wait for my adsense pin. sayang naman yung bandwidth. let me just blog. back to basics siguro ako. napansin ko kasi na nawawala ako sa niche ko. pero ill still write posts of different topics. congrats sa baby

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    ark Reply:

    Thanks. Congrats din sa PR 2 mo.

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  5. The Filipino Blogger Says:

    This blog is now PR 2!…

    I  bought the blogosphere.com.ph domain somewhere in July but I started working on this blog only a month later. This blog is so far three-months old. Obviously I’ve not been blogging since time immemorial.
    Earlier this morning, i checked on Ar…

  6. Shekhar Sahu Says:

    Yes indeed page rank doesn’t bring the site on the top of the search result {for google only} but bing and yahoo seek for PR

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    ark Reply:

    Oh is that so? PR is Google’s trademark so I wonder why Bing and Yahoo would use a competitor’s trademark.

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  7. Shekhar Sahu Says:

    Why do you use photo bucket, your bandwidth exceeded. You should use flickr or pisaca.

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    ark Reply:

    I use flickr too but not much. Photobucket’s ease of use and almost unlimited storage space endeared me to it. I’ll probably upgrade to Pro version once I have the extra money.

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    dimaks Reply:

    bro, why not switch to zooomr.com 😀 unlimited space and bandwidth pa.

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    ark Reply:

    First time sa pandinig ko un. I’ll go check it out. Thanks.

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  8. mannoy Says:

    thanks for the tip

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  9. JayL Says:

    mine’s PR3 too! pero of course this is not permanent. I’m not sure what cause my PR3 bcoz I’ve look at Google BlogSearch eh wla nmng nakalink sakin

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  10. Ianemv Says:

    Ako back to PR1 naman ako from 0..

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    ark Reply:

    Ok that’s good. :-)

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  11. dimaks Says:

    Congrats on the PR3! it is somehow a ticket to the world out there 😀

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