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But don't see no changes in the SERP yet though..
Will there be any immidiete SERP's update after the PR update?
This isn't an index update, it's just a toolbar update. It's a snapshot of where PR stood not too long ago.
I have a site that I linked to on Thursday July 7th that is showing PR. If the snapshot was taken prior to July 7th, it wouldn't be showing PR, especially considering that the website didn't exist before the 7th.
[edited by: martinibuster at 7:37 am (utc) on July 15, 2005]
One anomaly on a site I run has been sorted (the main domain was outranking a subdomain, despite the subdomain having 10 times as many backlinks)
However looks like G is still guessing the PR of all other pages on the site based on file structure.
Sometimes directory.google.com/Top/... pages are the ones indexed and showing PR, while other times it is www.google.com/Top/... pages that show the PR. Whole sections of the Directory have their PR split between the two URL types, leading to significant drops in the PR of the pages further down the link structure.
If you happen to have a site listed on a page where the www.google.com/Top/... shows the pagerank, it will probably be at least a point less than if the directory.google.com page showed the pagerank (because the dmoz page links to directory.google.com pages and not www.google.com pages).
Anyway, once again Google devalues web (and niche) authority, this time by being inept.
<added, and now I've found some cases where both copies have PR>
However in my niche (I've always wanted to use that word) I have never seen above pr 4. In my short web dev/seo career I have never managed to get above pr 4.
Today I have pr 5 on my site.
Some of my smaller new site set up for community based stuff have gone from nothing to 2 or 3.
I know it means very little these days but I'm still going to celebrate tonight. Maybe not as much as when I took top spot on serp for my main keywords and maybe not as much as when I got top 10 for a very generic keyword, but celebrate all the same.
As for backlinks, try using link;mysite.com (using semi-colon) versus link:mysite.com (colon), you will see in most cases different results. One site I have shows only 29 backlinks on G using the colon. Using the semi-colon, 278 backlinks. Ummmmm, very interestink! ;)
joined:Jan 12, 2004
On my secondary unrelated sites, their NON-www versions are now showing the HIGHER PR value! This is the opposite of what it was! Those of you that did the 301 www redirect need to check this, you now may have the higher PR page directing to the lower PR page.
Another thing I was afried that we would see much more scraper site in the links back, but it dont seem so, at least not here.
The sad thing in my situation is that I have some links from PR7, but still no PR after I was hijacked/302 googlebug
joined:Sept 23, 2004
Does it really mean that the TBPR is just TBPR not global PR. Does it really mean that PR is updated daily?
[edited by: engine at 5:11 pm (utc) on July 15, 2005]
[edit reason] No tools drops, thanks [/edit]
It looks G likes ur site a lot ...
My new site went from 0 to 5 even though I only have 1 article on it.
There are anomalies like the canonical URL and 302s but the basic calculation of the tPR hasn't changed. It's not based on Google's mood, the number of articles on the site/page, or the number of visitors. It's based on IBLs, the PR of the pages with your IBLs and the number of links they are sharing that PR over.
1.) My PR dropped two updates in a row and stayed steady for two after that,
2.) At each update, my site rose in the SERPS
3.) My site just went back up from 4 to 5, yet still comes up a little below two competitors in the SERPS.
I like having a respectable PR just for any visitors who come by with the toolbar installed and happen to notice, but as far as the results are concerned, I don't care in the slightest since it doesn't seem to make the slightest difference.
GUESS PR would be a more suitable name I think!