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Google PageRank Changes - April 1, 2009
bobbonew




msg:3883450
 8:50 pm on Apr 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

My site is showing PR 0 (previous sandbox PR) and flickering PR 3? Anybody know if the PR has been indeed updated? This does not seem to act like ghost PR.

 

downloadlands




msg:3885710
 5:17 am on Apr 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

My site has changed to PR3

downloadlands




msg:3885711
 5:19 am on Apr 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

I think PR updated,google will assess an appropriate PR you give

apauto




msg:3885958
 6:43 pm on Apr 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

I never considered that question, apauto. Do you see some evidence that there is a difference?

tedster, I never did any research into it, I was just thinking that if Google considers subdomains as seperate sites (for the most part), if you are cross linking from subdomains, do you pass PR differently from this, than from a subfolder?

tedster




msg:3885964
 7:08 pm on Apr 5, 2009 (gmt 0)

Google has been treating subdomains and subdirectories much more similarly in the past year and a half. See this discussion from 2007 [webmasterworld.com] and the related blog post from Matt Cutts [mattcutts.com].

From the effects I see, both subdomain and subdirectory links are treated as basically "internal" for most sites -- that is, they seem to be dampened a bit because they are uner the same owner's control. Of course this is not a blanket rule, because for some domains such as blogging platforms, the subdomains are under the control of different authors.

sirkevon




msg:3886632
 7:46 pm on Apr 6, 2009 (gmt 0)

Last week saw my home page drop from a PR 5 to a PR 0. A week prior, I had transferred my domain from one registrar to another, but kept the same host. I'm not certain that the transfer had anything to do with the drop, but less than a week later, not only was my home page removed from the index, it was replaced by a URL of my home page with an /index.php at the end somewhere in the Google search results. So I had a canonical URL issue to deal with, which I did, and now my correct home page is back to where it was. However, my PR is still 0. Several of my inner pages still have their PR though, which is why I'm not quite certain if it was the domain transfer that killed my PR. If it did, wouldn't my entire site be affected?

dublinmike




msg:3887045
 10:24 am on Apr 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

It would seem that many sites have had a re-adjustment downwards (we are 3 -> 2 on an established site)

Would be great to hear some comments on why this would be on a wide scale? (if indeed it is).

wheel




msg:3887113
 12:50 pm on Apr 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

My main site dropped by one notch.

I'm not a PR algo expert but it seems like this has been happening in most PR updates over the last year or two. I believe it's because PR is getting spread thinner across more sites, as more and more sites come online. so it used to be easier to get a pr6 site, not it's tough to get a pr5.

Or I could be talking out my butt since as i said, I'm not a PR algo expert :).

y0z2a




msg:3887123
 1:07 pm on Apr 7, 2009 (gmt 0)

I had one site go from a 3 to 1 and a new site go from 0 to 1.

All in all reasonably happy but thats mainly because I haven't started any work on the PR3 site.

/y0z

AnkitMaheshwari




msg:3887735
 6:59 am on Apr 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

For one of my sites, I noticed that all the PR N/A pages are now PR 0 which is a good thing. However, I am unable to understand that how some new pages (uploaded after 1st Apr, last one on 6th Apr) went to PR 0 from greybar just after first indexing.

Has anyone else noticed this?

baranbuffet




msg:3887932
 12:06 pm on Apr 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

yes PR Updation have been done in the 1st week of April..I have got 1 point increase my home and internal page PR

abdobasha2004




msg:3888200
 5:30 pm on Apr 8, 2009 (gmt 0)

dropped from pr4 to pr 3

Asia_Expat




msg:3888876
 11:19 am on Apr 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

My homepage has gone from 4 to 5
At least one main directory has also gone to PR5
Main internal pages are up to PR4

I'm on vacation on a remote island right now and surfing with my cellphone, so I can't check everything this month... but I'm delighted with the increased recognition my site is getting, even if PR is pretty meaningless these days. It's three years old and totally white hat. I also rarely request links and just wait to attract natural links. I sure hope it pays off.

asinah




msg:3889404
 10:01 pm on Apr 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

Our PR stayed at 4 but internal pages went up from 3+4's to 4+5's.

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