I did discover that the PR changes occurring in my TB appear to be coming from 126.96.36.199. I do not know if this is new or left over from the last PR update. Anyone have a feel for this?
I've noticed this for the last 6 months. The tools seeem to be getting their info from the latest PR change (while TB PR seems to fluctuate between at least two different values.
I dont worry about it - the tools seem to show the newest data (for me anyway)
Honetly I dont look at the toolbar page rank anymore, it takes my focus off of what I should be doing ... like building more conent for my customers.
I agree with Bewenched. These days TBPR is a distraction.
|Honestly I dont look at the toolbar page rank anymore, it takes my focus off of what I should be doing ... like building more conent for my customers. |
I knew someone was going to say that. If you are so busy "building more content for your customers", then how did you have time to read this thread (with 'Pagerank' in the title) and post a comment? That took more time than glancing at the toolbar. LOL
Everyone assumes there is no useful information to be gleaned from Pagerank trends because of things they have read, and that simply isn't true. If a site drops from PR5 to PR0 overnight, it says something. What? I don't know.
Anyway, if anyone has helpful insight about that particular datacenter or current PageRank trends, then please contribute.
If traffic stays the same, it says bug. If traffic drops off too, then a heavy duty analyis is in order. In short, I monitor traffic.
I notice ToolBar PageRank because I'm in the habit of judging new sites or suspected MFAs in part on TBR. My main site home page was PR5 for more than a year. A month or two ago, when my SERPs went up for most keyword categories, PR dropped to 4. Since then PR has bounced around, sometimes back to 5; then back to 4--like Google can't make up its mind.
No idea what's going on, but don't worry too much while SERPs improve. PR is supposed to be a gauge of authority. Ironically, the recent anomalies of PR are undermining PR itself; its authority is eroding. Of course this isn't their only problem lately, but it seems more and more as if Google needs to recruit more talented engineers.
I just went from a 5 to a 2 on one of my domains. All data centers in the tool I use for quick checks say 5. I know why it has a 5 and the reasons are still in place. I'm sure it's just a glitch. As Stephen Colbert says, "Moving on. . . ." :)
Aren't the days of a penalty based PR0 over?
I haven't seen any examples for ages, seems they've moved on from using them following that court case/publicity a couple of years ago...
I noticed this recently too on a site that had a large PR. I refreshed the page and it was back so I didn't think twice about it..