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Greyed-out Page Rank button

What does it mean?

12:17 pm on Jan 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi folks

I've just got my 'Google Toolbar' set up for the first time, and guess what...the first site I visit to check the page rank of (it's a site I'm supposed to be helping to develop) has a greyed out page rank button.

Now....different people have told me different things about what this can mean.

1 - The site is 'blacklisted' (although it's only been 'up there' for a few months, also nothing has been changed on it since it went up, and it is even listed no. 1 for some key phrases).
2- Google is simply 'still assessing a page rank for this site'

I have also been told to try entering the URL without the www, which I have done, but the button is still greyed out.

Does anyone have any experiences of this happening to them?

Many thanks for any help


12:35 pm on Jan 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi geezer,

it's happened to lots of people, try searching for "PR0" using the site search.

I wouldnt focus too much on what the pagerank toolbar tells you.

an example:
aspx pages show no pagerank on the toolbar yet they carry PR just like any other page, i.e. not banned at all

check out the first 10 pages or so of search titles, you get the idea :) the wind blowing has almost been accused of PR0'ing a site ;)

1:13 pm on Jan 22, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hi brotherhood of LAN

Thanks for your advice. Somehow or other the PR area of the toolbar is now lit up again (4/10), so all is well.

Perhaps 'www' should stand for Will it or Won't it Work :)


2:49 pm on Jan 26, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Yes the toolbar is like a sulking kid sometimes.