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Google PageRank Changes - April 1, 2009
bobbonew

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 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.

 

Bewenched

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 9:10 pm on Apr 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

no change here in the US for us

bobbonew

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 9:15 pm on Apr 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

Are you positive? I'm checking another site that was in the sandbox and it's flashing in between PR 2 and its previous 0. Looks like only some of their servers are showing the change. This only started occurring earlier today.

EDIT: Running a PR check on multiple servers shows my site's updated PR in about 25% of the servers. Looks legit!

mslina2002

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 9:34 pm on Apr 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

I see mine flickering between a 1 and a 2 as well. wouldn't it be a nice April Fools to just give us all an inverse PR for the day.

denisl

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 9:55 pm on Apr 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

A site of mine has moved from PR3 to a 4 today.
Had been expecting this move as WMT had been showing some pages to have a medium Page Rank (which I took to be atleast a 4)

pontifex

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 10:36 pm on Apr 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

there is a partial update on the way... flickering changes all over the place!

robzilla

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 10:47 pm on Apr 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

A WebmasterWorld thread from early May is showing a PR5 on some datacenters, so it does look like a legitimate update is spreading slowly across datacenters.

atlrus

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 11:04 pm on Apr 1, 2009 (gmt 0)

I was about to post about it. Yeah, I also caught one new website today flickering from PR0 to PR2.

P.S. On my websites, only the PR0s are "flickering". My long-established ones remain solid so far. Still good stuff, though :)

rainborick

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 12:02 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

It's an unusual update. I've been frustrated by lots of internal pages on a couple of my sites that got gray-barred for no discernable reason for a very long time now. Some are full-content pages and some are menu/navigation pages, and I've spotted a couple of them that now have a reasonable PageRank showing. I haven't noticed any traffic changes recently, but I'll be watching more closely now.

Marcia

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 12:37 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

I just checked and a page of mine is ranking #1 out of 24M (a technical phrase, not really competitive) but it's still showing grey bar on the toolbar.

Other pages in that same subdirectory (which is the only one showing TBPR on that site) that do show PR are nowhere to be found.

I suspect that there's a limit to how many pages actually show TBPR compared to the number of pages that actually do have PR (internally).

[edited by: Marcia at 12:51 am (utc) on April 2, 2009]

Prudence

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 12:45 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

My site is flickering between 4 and 5 when I refresh Mozilla. Not the same with IE however, it seems to be staying at 5. Long live IE :)

johnnie

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 1:26 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Looks like my main site retained its PR, despite having suffered from a penalty for the most of january and february. Seems G still trusts me despite my less-then exemplary conduct before. *whew*

Lowkei

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 2:39 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yup..My site PR is updated from 0 to 4. Inner page doesn't have much PR though, most remain 0 and little have PR 1.

Marcia

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 2:48 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Are any of you folks seeing changes checking interior pages, or just homepages?

bobbonew

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 3:09 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Interior pages are definitely changed as well Marcia. My site was in the sandbox and now shows PR site wide.

dazzlindonna

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 3:24 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Still not fully propogated to all dc's but yes, definitely, update going on, and yes, I see it on inner pages as well as home pages.

raj1094

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 6:07 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi My website page rank updated from 3 to 4 and most of my inner pages ranking well

Hyder_Ali

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 6:41 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Hi,

My Website Page rank was 2 now it is showing 1.

myrddraal

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 7:59 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

4 to 3

this is bad

AnkitMaheshwari

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 9:01 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

For one of my sites, it changed from 0 to 4 as i had implemented a redirect from PR 3 sub domain to this domain a week ago.
Though I am really surprised that G picked it up in a week's time itself as I have never seen such a quick response after implementing a redirect.

RibaRiva

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 9:40 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

From 5 to 4 on home page only; internal pages unaffected.

pontifex

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 9:54 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

bought links further devalued! on some domains they show in the backlinks but do not pass PR to the destination! the question remains: is it just PR display or taking effect on ranking also?

2clean

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 10:33 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

It would be about time.

simonuk

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 10:42 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

PR dropped from 4 to 3 on some sites that have been 4 for years.

Interestingly I added a blog to my personal site two weeks ago and that has already been cached and has a PR3. I wasn't expecting that so soon...

Balle

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 11:12 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Does the PR of a website have any influence on:

rankings?
crawling rate?
deep crawl rate?

I can imagien PR having some influence on the price a link on a page can be sold for - other then that I don't see it having much affect on the actual rankings?

steveb

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 11:14 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

rankings? yes
crawling rate? yes
deep crawl rate? yes

robzilla

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 11:44 am on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

One of my sites went from a PR4 to nothing, but is still indexed and ranking. The same apparently happened to AddThis, which used to have a PR9 and now has nothing. It's probably too soon to start drawing conclusions, though, as the update may require some more time to propagate fully and properly.

AnkitMaheshwari

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 12:05 pm on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

I checked and found that some really high PR sites have also slipped by 1 point...

lokesh

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 12:29 pm on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

Yes really it is going on.....

2clean

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Msg#: 3883448 posted 1:04 pm on Apr 2, 2009 (gmt 0)

steveb - don't forget the PR eye candy rate (the little green bar going up or down a bit in the toolbar!)

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