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when will my page rank be calculated and recognised by google toolbar,
Anybody's guess on that one - could be a month, could be two.. or could be tomorrow.
or has it already and it is just zero?
Possible. PR is calculated based on the PR contributed by those pages that link to you. Do you have incoming links from other sites? The number of links and the PR of those links will give you a rough idea.
If zero, does this mean I've been penalised?
Not necessarily. Could be your PR hasn't been calculated. Could be your PR is less than '1'.
Too much of a novice to have deliberately done something wrong
:) Ignorance is bliss?
PR is only updated on the toolbar periodically. Whether Google uses more of a running update for their own purposes is hard to say.
There used to be a pretty regular monthly update cycle, but this year they've gone away from that, so we're all a bit at sixes and sevens on what happens when now.
This was partly due to the various datacenters and the convergence aspect.
Now it seems PR is updated daily, although 'real pr' and 'toolbar pr' are seperate things.
I have found a link that talks about pr updates on a daily basis.
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[edit reason] Removed URI Reference - Please refer to TOS [/edit]
As for people saying pagerank is being updated daily, I personaly think that is true. For example, when I transfered my site to my new server, my pagerank "disapeared" for a day, but after that it all came back.
EDIT: Oh, by the way, what are serps? I am not a google expert unfornately...
New here, are you? Welcome! On this planet we have a saying "I know just enough to be dangerous."
If you're trying to tweak your site's position in the search results, you've by definition gone beyond "innocent novice" and gotten into "uncontrolled tampering with the fabric of the universe."
Most of the tricks that occur to ex-innocent-novices today occurred to commercial porn spammers five years ago. The search engines that couldn't automatically spot and punish such tricks ... soon died.
The surviving search engines are not kind to novice would-be manipulators. This may not comport with your concept of an ideal planet, but our other planets have lousy weather, so we mostly stay here and make do.
P.S. That page which is way down was made before i knew much about the google spider...now i know better ;-)
EDIT: Well, I think I see what is going on. If I were to move all my index pages for the certain catagory to my main directory, google may index them better and fix my problem. I relized this, becvause the page linking to the page stored way down was in my top directory. My site is goign to be so unorgainized thou....it already is unorgainized...LOL. Luckily FrontPage is great for file organization and will be able to automaticaly edit the pages to link to the right pages when i move them...
If anyone else has seen this happening and/or has additional information, please post. Thanks.
My site was PR5 last update and then I thought this time it is updated to PR6(I saw it once), but again it is PR5, which center is the updated one.
How do u check which sever is updated, is it trial and get method or is there any other way to check the update on each datacenter at the same time.