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Greyed-out Page Rank button
What does it mean?
geezer




msg:70356
 12:17 pm on Jan 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi folks

I've just got my 'Google Toolbar' set up for the first time, and guess what...the first site I visit to check the page rank of (it's a site I'm supposed to be helping to develop) has a greyed out page rank button.

Now....different people have told me different things about what this can mean.

1 - The site is 'blacklisted' (although it's only been 'up there' for a few months, also nothing has been changed on it since it went up, and it is even listed no. 1 for some key phrases).
2- Google is simply 'still assessing a page rank for this site'

I have also been told to try entering the URL without the www, which I have done, but the button is still greyed out.

Does anyone have any experiences of this happening to them?

Many thanks for any help

Geezer

 

brotherhood of LAN




msg:70357
 12:35 pm on Jan 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi geezer,

it's happened to lots of people, try searching for "PR0" using the site search.

I wouldnt focus too much on what the pagerank toolbar tells you.

an example:
aspx pages show no pagerank on the toolbar yet they carry PR just like any other page, i.e. not banned at all

//added
check out the first 10 pages or so of search titles, you get the idea :) the wind blowing has almost been accused of PR0'ing a site ;)

geezer




msg:70358
 1:13 pm on Jan 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

Hi brotherhood of LAN

Thanks for your advice. Somehow or other the PR area of the toolbar is now lit up again (4/10), so all is well.

Perhaps 'www' should stand for Will it or Won't it Work :)

Cheers

Waterloo




msg:70359
 2:49 pm on Jan 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

Yes the toolbar is like a sulking kid sometimes.

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