goodroi - 12:06 pm on Jan 10, 2011 (gmt 0)
Could a veteran SEOer tell me how does looking at an out of date green bar make it easier to deal with link exchanges. the information (in the tool bar) is nearly a year old, is it not?
some webmasters do not fully understand that toolbar pagerank is not 100% accurate. if you have a new website and it is not showing tbpr just yet some webmasters will refuse to exchange links with you regardless of how relevant your website is or how much traffic your have.
even if you have tbpr showing, some webmasters who overvalue tbpr will refuse to link their pr5 page to your pr4 page despite your pr4 page ranking #1 and their pr5 page ranking #50. in this case it is helpful to have high tbpr when negotiating with webmasters who don't fully understand toolbar pagerank.