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More PR aparently passed to internal pages.
Our site structures have remained more or less static since last PR update.
SERP positions unchanged for the moment (never better).
PR down -1 for my four sites. Interior pages all have increased PR.
I know PR is not the most important thing but its a bit dissapointing when you have been trying for a long time to increase inbounds to see the PR actually drop!
How many others herre have seen PR drop?
I have looked at a number of competitors and it looks like the PR reduction for sites around PR4-5-6 is more or less accross the board.
So I do not expect to see any or much SERP reordering as a result of this.
I hope I am right. ;)
One other interesting thing is that these PR changes are going very slowly through out the data centers. Still getting the old stuff now and then.
It looks like as if pages of content are valued higher – especially high quality, unique pages are valued higher.
- article pages rank fine, keep constant page ranks or even rise!
- navigation pages – important but with no unique content (only category titles or similar) rank lower or at zero
(a lot of directory sites probably dropped to nothing over night I guess… J)
This is great – so a lot of “generate 10000 pages in 1 second” sites will probably disappear pretty soon!
And visitors have no benefit from hitting a shopping directory of categories when searching for one product,
Like everyone says, it's not the PR that counts but how you do in the serps. But I sure enjoy getting the good PR. Purely an ego thing. :)
Interesting point about better PR in internal pages. I noticed that in one section and not in another. I can't figure out what is making the difference.
Newer pages previuosly with 0 pagerank now have pagerank of 4 mostly. More established pages that already had pagerank seemed to have remained the same for the time being ... end result is many newer pages have higher pagerank than the older ones that had 2/3 pagerank!
joined:Dec 29, 2003
Since the last PR update, we added many links to one of our sites, over 450 of which already show up in G, rather than just the original 1.
PR has dropped from 5 to 4.
Although being No.1 for allinanchor for the chosen anchors, there is still no change in serps. Will happily wait a while.
The PR result however is of some interest.
A few sites jumped up in PR and a few have dropped. Those that jumped in PR had massive traffic in last few months for one reason or another, either Christmas traffic or one was running for president (and gained backlinks). Those that dropped in PR had little or no increase in traffic (out of season keywords) and I haven't been gathering links for them recently. Only those that I have actively been gathering links for (in season keywords) have risen in PR. Also, those that have gained backlinks are gaining a higher position in the Google directory and those that haven't gained backlinks are slipping in position.
So I conclude it's mainly due to the amount of backlinks that particular site has gained--and I mean quality backlinks that pass PR. I rarely submit a link any more unless the page the link will appear on is passing PR. This can be discerned by looking at the amount of backlinks for any site ranking highly for it's major Keywords in Google search engine. If you check the backlinks often a high ranking site in the SERPS has less backlinks than those ranking below it. And if you check the backlinks you can see an increase in the quality of links vs those concentrating on link exchange software.
Another, relatively ignored, site sits at the same PR 3 it has had for a year.
A PR 5 site (that hit a 6 once about a year ago) is still a 5, but looking at the PR of internal pages I think the PR has risen. Maybe I am approaching a 6 again. This site has many links to deeper pages, so it is harder to figure the PR flow through the site.
Another PR 5 site doesn't show any significant changes. Nor does another PR 4 site.
I just don't see the reduction others are. There are really only a couple of the above sites that have experienced any increase in IBL's.
joined:July 19, 2002
7.1,7.2 or 7.001,7.002
this site has been only a 5 page site for 2 years with a PR 5 index, and pr4 internal pages - including the links.html page.
since the last pr run, i finally added 20 - 30 original articles, and have many new links, both one way and recip, plus the new internal links with all the new pages.
confused! maybe the new articles diluted the original keywords, as i've broadened the topic with the new articles.?
another PR5 site also dropped to a 4, and i haven't done a thing on that site in ages.
I also see this with other 2nd tier directory sites.
Did Google punish pay for inclusion directory sites, and if they are, then why don't they penalize YAHOO also, as they are doing the same thing.
What is good for the Goose is good for the gander.
PR remained the same when i would have expected it to climb as i have gained some decent links.
Not my major one in my sector increased PR , most likely from site wide links inbound ( which all show as back links ) 1600 plus pr3s to be exact. Bit dissapointed that these links had an effect to be honest , though google had that tactic behind them..even though its my own site..
This seems to be a general reduction of by perhaps a half point or more. Those that were close to the 5.0 are now 4.? and the higher PR5 sites weathered the partial point drop.
If I'm not mistaken this exact same thing happened about a year and a half ago. I remember our sites all dropping 1 point. This seems to me to be a regular process as Google's index grows.