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PageRank Update - Jan 2007

 2:48 am on Jan 3, 2007 (gmt 0)

Google PageRank appears to be changing - has anyone noticed their Google PageRank changing? For the last 2 days my PageRank appears to be dropping by 1 but then at other times, it appears as the same as it's been for the past 2 months.

I've checked other places and they say the old PageRank but maybe we're on the verge of another PageRank change?

Anyone notice this?



 12:14 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think visual pr update will take place about (seem to remember reading this somewhere) 17th 18th January. Of course real pr happens much more quickly.


 2:19 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Here we go.....

Right Reading

 3:10 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

I see movement. One of my main pages has gone from PR4 to PR6 on several DCs.


 5:00 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Seeing some changes, one of my sites homepage is showing a pr7 on some data centers.
Never has been that high before, so it cannot be old data.
It might be false data, but it is new data.


 5:16 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

My pagerank has been sinking over the last couple of years and the home page is down to a 5 from a 7 back then. Strangely it hasn't hurt in the search results at all. In fact most other sites in my field are down in PR too so I guess it comes out about the same for everyone.

I do think that spidering is less frequent. It used to be any new page would be listed on Google in 2 or 3 days and now it takes at least a week.

This last drop is worrisome though.


 5:19 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

The update is spreading. It is now shown on - 66.102.7.* 216.239.57.* and 216.239.53.*


 8:15 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Seeing it everywhere.

[edited by: tedster at 8:27 am (utc) on Jan. 10, 2007]
[edit reason] moved post [/edit]


 8:27 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

No main domains though. just internal pages. PR calc seems to have been cut off about 14 days ago.


 9:46 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

i am seeing domains - just not on the toolbar pr yet.

From PR 5 - 6.


 10:53 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)


On some DCs - see PR 3 on my new web site, so it can't be old data ;)


 11:11 am on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Whooooooo hoooooooooooo it's here - about half my site pages which have been PR0 for the last 3 mths (due to URL changes) are back to PR5's and 4's and 3's and stuff - whoooo hooo :-)

(I'm enjoying this entirely too much - no wonder they slowed the update to quarterly - or I'd be checking it daily like all the other SEO's hehe).


 12:25 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

There is no PR update at this stage. Google is staring to dance though.


 12:28 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

There are 3 different PR results
#1 the 3+ months old one
#2 the one after the above one
#3 the new one > at

and a big update in SERPS after?


 12:43 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Our main site has swung between it's usual PR6 and a drop to PR5 over the last week or so.

Seems stable back at 6 for the moment.


 1:06 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Guys...how do u check page rank on google datacenters?


 3:12 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

sunny_kat, there are various online tools that you can search for that do this - but we don't discuss specific Google tools in the forums.

Oliver Henniges

 3:19 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

I see no changes whatsoever over here for any German site I checked. Yet.

Pirates, does changing the IP for toolbarqueries.google.com in the hosts file look up anything other than the toolbar-pagerank? You cannot check "real pagerank", can you? (Unless you run a few hundred computers to calculate it on your own...)


 5:59 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

@Oliver: try toolbarqueries.google.de ;)

Oliver Henniges

 7:38 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

> @Oliver: try toolbarqueries.google.de ;)

I did, and I know that that's my default. Thx, dunno why I wrote .com.
I also checked some of the other DCs mentioned. No changes.

I have some pages designed in Oktober still with PR0, and I also have this peculiar situation with homepage being PR4 and some other first level pages also PR4 since that obviously interrupted/rolledback update "by the end of the summer." Finally a whole bunch of pages designed in summer, burried deep down in the folders with the status of "pagerank not yet assigned."

So there are definitely some changes to be expected for me with the next update. Seems as if this update primarily starts with US pages, and it would be helpful if you all could add to your observations:

Where are you from?


 8:04 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)


What I find interesting, is that the x.x.51.x DC shows PR for new inner pages of one of my (german .net) domains, but still doesn't show PR for some very old and excellently ranking pages of the same site.

*first day category page/PR0
**relatively new page/PR3

The category page has no external inbound links, only internal ones from all other pages.


 8:06 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

UK dc's seem to be dancing

vikram lashkari

 8:31 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

hi ,
I can see on following dc my PR is going high..go google go..

jio mere lala google..jio



 8:54 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

This wont stick for a while - fluctuations again.


 9:05 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

re: > and it would be helpful if you all could add to your observations:
Where are you from?

I'm from Australia. All my PR's have changed (from PR0 --> PR5 mostly with a few 4's and 3's) last night. They appear static for now ~8 hours later - all at the new values, I'll keep watching. I did a data centre check, and the new PR's were only on around 30% of the datacentres when I checked last night, and that's still the case this morning.


 9:26 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Although I do not see reliable changes on all pages (the same ones since last night) I think I am going to make one conclusion: It appears that Google is increasing (in general) the pagerank sites are receiving, probably in an effort to make it a less reliable premise behind linking decisions. (the less important pagerank is, the more important topical content is)

They are probably making it easier to get a PR between 2-5, and leaving higher numbers the same.

[edited by: Decius at 9:27 pm (utc) on Jan. 10, 2007]


 9:41 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

I don't focus on PR except when considering a site's trustworthyness for commerce or content.



 11:40 pm on Jan 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

Very slowly, but it works... :o)

It has began only with subpages here in Germany - at actual stage more and more mainpages are switching over too.


 2:12 am on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Pagerank does not mean much to me anymore but I did notice today that a site that I have spent a lot of time with quality content was taken completely out of Google but the PR is not affected. I am not sure what is going on.


 2:39 am on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

Sigh. I give up. On some DCs I seem to have lost my PR... gone from 4 to 0. My site's pure whitehat.

Unless this is the dance-phase, I figure losing my PR means I'll lose my edge in terms of advertisement rates on my site.

"Me no like this roller coaster called gooogle... much like crazy horse..."


 2:50 am on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

On all these page rank checkers all I see is the same PR on most datacenters mixed with the old (3 month ago) pagerank on some datacenters. I see no NEW pageranks, although on some datacenters mentioned in this thread I do see backlink updates.


 3:18 am on Jan 11, 2007 (gmt 0)

I would like to hear from Matt Cutts or someone at Google who could confirm this was a dance or update of some kind.

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