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Seeing pagerank jumping around the last few hours...
Seems to be G's 2nd kick at the can... although one of our sites is still showing inside pages higher than homepage, even with the new PRs.
[edited by: tedster at 11:44 pm (utc) on Jan. 25, 2007]
What does that tell you about this webmasters tool? To me this is just another sign that google pagerank is a joke. If I cant redesign my site, without being hit by a massive PR penalty, it really is not worth me bothering with it at all.
PS and yes in the time it took me to type out this notice .. my PR jumped back to 6 again .. HA HA!
[edited by: tedster at 12:15 am (utc) on Jan. 26, 2007]
Results for: "mywebsite"
DataCenter / PageRank
toolbarqueries.google.com / 0
126.96.36.199 / 4
188.8.131.52 / 0
184.108.40.206 / 4
220.127.116.11 / 4
18.104.22.168 / 0
22.214.171.124 / 0
126.96.36.199 / 4
188.8.131.52 / 0
184.108.40.206 / 0
220.127.116.11 / 0
18.104.22.168 / 0
22.214.171.124 / 4
126.96.36.199 / 4
188.8.131.52 / 0
184.108.40.206 / 0
220.127.116.11 / 4
Only some of the datacenters are showing it though. Should I be concerned? Just curious. When I checked yesterday, they were all showing 0. Today I've got a nice green area in my toolbar on my main page.
What seems more important to me is that it may refute "PR has no value in terms of ranking in SERPs" theories.
Until this last minute TBPR update, my site was ranking # 4 for a 2 words KW (PR was 5). Now, it has a TBPR 6 (+1), and the SERP position bumped 1 place up. It is now at #3 previously occupied by a PR 6 site. And this happened overnight. :)
As a side note, another and relatively new site of mine bumped +10 points (from 37 up to 24) with this last minute update. The only thing that I can identify for this upward movement is a link from my PR 6 site. Link itself is not new.
Both sites have sitemaps in webmaster tools under the same account. And Google knows that they are mine.
This co-movement is something that I am observing for a long time, since I launched the second site. Whenever my main site moves up or down in the SERPs, my second site shows a movement in the same direction with a different magnitude (usually 10-15 points against 1 point).
I find this really interesting (a link from a so-called "authority" site affecting the SERP position of the recipient site), and wanted to share it.