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6:36 am on Mar 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I just noticed my PageRank on one site went from 3 to 5 in the Google Directory. No change in my toolbar yet (still at 3).

Am I the only one?

6:23 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I was recently added to an extra Google directory page, but page rank shows 5/10 in both new directory page and PR showing on my page. It's probably something unique to your site. Your page rank is probably being updated due to a change you made to the site.
8:07 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The Directory was updated a couple days ago
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8:20 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Yes I saw the PR and ranking get updated in the directory however the toolbar has not been updated yet
8:22 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The Google Dir seems to be all over the place as far as PR is concerned. Many 8s as 7s, many PR6s as 7s, etc... I'm not sure if this preceeds a toolbar update of not, Google is such a state of flux, it's hard to know what's going on.
9:36 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I've been watching this too, for my industry. I think (and I hope) that the G Directory is showing new PR for sites. I think they are already acting on the new PR ranks in the Serps, though toolbar still shows older ranks. In my industry, there are 2 sites that use stunts like huge volumes of paid-for links or ridiculous on-site directories of links to competitors sites, presumably done in the hope of benefiting from those sites traffic. These 2 sites now show PR0 in the G Directory and they have dropped like bricks in the Serps, though they still show some PR on the toolbar (though lower than they used to).Another site, who is not doing anything obviously dodgy, has dropped 9 or 10 places in the Serps, but still shows his old PR5 in the toolbar, but shows PR3 in G Dir.
My own site, PR5 for years, has gone up 1 or 2 places in the Serps, still shows PR5 in the toolbar, but PR6 in G Dir.
Might mean nothing - but seems to follow a pattern?
10:17 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Where is everyone finding the pagerank in the directory. I have no idea where to look this up.
10:27 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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On G homepage, above searchbox, you've got options - Web - Images - Groups... More...
Click on More... and you will find directory, just a rehashed ODP directory. Find your industry as you would in ODP and you'll eventually get a list of included sites in that category. On the left, there is a green/grey bar like the Google PR bar off the toolbar. No PR value is shown, just estimate how far the green goes. I've even got a ruler out before now, 'cos I'm sad!
11:33 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)



On G homepage, click on More... and you will find directory. On the left, there is a green/grey bar like the Google PR bar off the toolbar. No PR value is shown, just estimate how far the green goes. I've even got a ruler out before now, 'cos I'm sad

You can look at the image properties to estimate more precisely.

pos.gif is the green part
neg.gif is the gray part
cleardot.gif is used for some sites as well

The total width equals 40px.

In decreasing PR, the sizes used are:
38px
32px
27px
22px
16px
11px
5px
cleardot

Some food for discussion:

There are only 8 notches here, and even a PR10 site like Google/Yahoo uses only the 38px image.

I also looked up a "cleardot" listed site, and the corresponding Toolbar PageRank shows as 2.

I'm not sure how they scale Directory PageRank compared to Toolbar PageRank, or if the two are even related.

11:39 pm on Mar 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think I've got a brain rank of BR1 - I'll stick with my ruler!
11:05 am on Mar 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Used to be a good link to how to use the directory PR bar and calculate the pixels although that page seems to be gone - but if you do a search here there are a bunch of good explanations on the differences in scales and the relative PR based on image sizes
 

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