netmeg - 5:59 pm on Jun 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
@realmaverick - take a day, or a week off, and then revisit when you feel better. Seriously. The PR doesn't mean a thing. One of my primary sites just dropped from 4 to 3; that site is looking at half a million pageviews today - all time record. Ranks like nobody's business for hundreds of terms, outstripping far bigger entities than I am. Will probably be up to a million a day by next week.
PR (toolbar or otherwise) not a quality score. It doesn't mean your site is "one less gooder" (!) than it was yesterday. It's not even current. It's voodoo math. It means some of your internal pages PR may have been shuffled or your backlinks got shuffled or whatever. It's *last* metric I think about when I'm dealing with a site, my own or for clients. Because the successful site owners chase users, and traffic, not green bars.
Do your users feel any differently about your site today than they did yesterday? No? Then WTF cares about PageRank?