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How long does it take to pass Page Rank?

 6:32 pm on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

Days, weeks, months? If my home page is PR4 and I create a new page with good text, how long till it PR boosts that particular page from zero?



 7:39 pm on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

as soon as it is indexed. However that green bar in your toolbar might take a couple months before it will show something.


 9:02 pm on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

And then that little green bar might go up and down like a fiddler's elbow.
From 5 to 0 to 6 to 1 to 0 to 5....


 11:31 pm on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

The last toolbar pagerank update was at the beginning of October, if I remember rightly, so if they're doing quarterly updates, we should be due for one near the start of January, I guess...

That said, mars is correct in saying pagerank is updated more regularly than that.


 11:47 pm on Dec 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

The last toolbar pagerank update was at the beginning of October

On your website, perhaps....
Or perhaps the words in my previous mail didn't make sense.

Be careful with such black and white pronouncements - they are seldom correct and if they are, they need supporting evidence...



 1:42 am on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

That's why I appended "if I remember rightly" to my statement. :)


 2:24 am on Dec 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

There is reason to believe we are in an age of PageRank lite, and you may only be getting a true reading quarterly at best. I don't believe anyone can say the answer with surity.

Small Website Guy

 7:53 pm on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm going to say that the answer is approximately three months before you see the PR in the toolbar. Whether Google is using a different PR internally is anyone's guess, but I strongly suspect that even internally there is a long delay before a new link is considered--an intentional effort to frustrate SEO.

But PR doesn't mean you will have traffic. A site I put up in August has PR5 but close to zero Google traffic and searching for the name of the site brings up several pages with links to my site before my site is displayed. This is what they call the Google "sandbox."

Yahoo! also has a sandbox, but it expires faster, the same site mentioned above is now getting some Yahoo traffic (but alas not very much).


 10:33 pm on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

As long as we're talking PR....

How accurate is the PR calculator that people here on WW refer to? I believe it's Brett's.

I entered most of the page ranks of sites linking to mine, and the calculator showed that my site should have a PR of 5. However, for the last several months it's been stuck at 2 on the toolbar.


 11:03 pm on Dec 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

where do you find this pagerank calculator?

Total Paranoia

 12:33 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

where do you find this pagerank calculator?

My advice to you - forget PR.

I don't particularly care about PageRank(TM). It isn't at all important these days unless you are running a directory selling high PR links. And to be totally honest - as of Dec 2004 it rarely makes a difference to your rank in Google.

Why is everyone so fixated on this poxy PR? It really is almost totally worthless (at least if you are trying to buy it).

Ranking highly in Google doesn't come that easy and things aren't about to change. Honest!

It takes years of hard work. Sorry.


 4:05 am on Dec 24, 2004 (gmt 0)

"It really is almost totally worthless"

Oh, really? From personal experience that's relatively recent I know you can get to the top of a somewhat competitive serp based on pr and internal anchor text links. And I don't think the anchor text would do it without the pr to fuel it.

My question was simply: where do you find this pagerank calculator?

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