TheMadScientist - 10:55 pm on Apr 3, 2010 (gmt 0)
Maybe that's coming later.
Nope, you've been there for a period of time and didn't know it... IMO you definitely have it backward. The published number is an out-of-date approximation of the real number (internal) your home page had calculated at some point in the past and your rankings would have been impacted by it before you ever knew what happened or why. It does not usually work the other way around, unless your real (internal) PR is still decreasing...
How many times can people here say: 'Don't pay much attention to TBPR, except possibly as a 'notation' because it's FUD.', before it sinks in? No offense to any posters who still think it's important or will tell them something currently accurate for some reason, but IMO you're falling for G's 'Feel the FUD; See the FUD; Be the FUD...' campaign.
I remember quite a while ago when there were people from G still posting here and they (Adam Lasnik (SP?) for sure) were involved in a lengthy discussion with us about possibly removing TBPR, and I personally thought they should, but since they won't I wish they would at least turn it brown, so we can just say 'See how brown it is, that's because it's s***' to those who don't understand exactly what it is.