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PageRank Update - Jan 2007 (part 2)

   
5:01 am on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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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]

5:48 am on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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yep... PR's fluctuating between 2 and 4 for me. Why am I so darned interested in my PR? Higher ad rates... nothing more than that... well maybe ego ;)
6:44 am on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Me Too! It looks like my 3 PR0s from the last PR update are gone!
7:28 am on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Today 25 Jan a change is happening again here with my sites. First- the bad news is that backlinks number has decreased in times.In all the sites I monitor. From 115 to 20. From 76 to 12 and etc. And this happened not more than three weeks after they have moved up nicely. PR has changed as well. Good news is one of my PR0 is finally jumped to PR3.Also on my other sites inner pages have gained PR which i suppose is good after all.Isn't the January change over? What's going on Google?
3:17 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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yes it looks like a new PR update, not old and not the update from a week ago, a more expanded PR update, some former hijacked sites are also recieving a PR now.
5:07 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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There seems to have been another PR push - I am noticing changes on my primary domain and each of my subdomains.
5:14 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I see this on some DC's as well.
7:32 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Just had a site change from PR2 to PR5. Also saw a site drop from PR4 to PR3.

[edited by: Judah_Ben at 7:32 pm (utc) on Jan. 25, 2007]

8:28 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Pagerank is a useless tool. My sites were PR6 and have been for some 3 years. After a template change to make the site look better with no SEOing done to it at all, mainly the same content my PR has dropped to PR4 on the front page.

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]

9:13 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I finally received my PageRank today. It feels like I've been waiting forever!

Results for: "mywebsite"
DataCenter / PageRank

toolbarqueries.google.com / 0
64.233.161.99 / 4
64.233.161.104 / 0
66.102.7.99 / 4
66.102.7.104 / 4
216.239.59.99 / 0
216.239.59.104 / 0
216.239.37.104 / 4
216.239.39.99 / 0
216.239.39.104 / 0
66.102.11.99 / 0
66.102.11.104 / 0
216.239.57.99 / 4
216.239.57.104 / 4
66.102.9.99 / 0
66.102.9.104 / 0
216.239.53.99 / 4
216.239.53.104 /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.

9:21 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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There are some google data centers down right now. So some of what your looking at is old data or the 0's are coming from data centers that are not online.

Right now I only see two sets of data across the data centers.

9:24 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Seeing PR changes as well, definately not reverting back to Pre-Jan values.
9:24 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm getting 0s everywhere now.

Edit: Scratch that, they've gone to a pre-september PR rank again.

[edited by: Decius at 9:24 pm (utc) on Jan. 25, 2007]

10:41 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It's definitely new because I'm seeing PR on pages that didn't exist before September. Also PR increases on each of my domains and subdomains, some higher than they have ever been.
10:45 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm PR 5! in my main site.

Another site just jumped from 0 to PR4.

A fan site I have just moved from 2 to 3, eventhough it is #1-#3 in GYM for the main keyword.

11:25 pm on Jan 25, 2007 (gmt 0)

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It was about time - last TPR update was a joke - we had only 5-6 pages changed PR out of hundreds - this time, all PR where it was due :)
12:21 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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64.233.161.99

At least they fixed this PR bungle fairly quickly.

Now they only have 999 things to fix...

1:25 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I am see PR on a new site of mine, launched Dec 8th, 2006.
1:52 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing pagerank on a few new sites launched in the last six months. Other established sites are showing an increase in pagerank.
2:58 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Looks like an update to me too. Funny how traffic is up and PR is down from 6 to 5.
3:11 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Our traffic is up and PR is down as well. I do not pay too much attention to that little green tool bar though.
7:06 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yup, new pages PRed, best page still buried on page 17, outranked by spammers with useless sites with clear optimisation and traffic is stable...
9:17 am on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yes, it seems a new update.

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.

12:47 pm on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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hi i am fairly new to all this. one of my sites which I have been working on was on the top page for various keyword phrases for a long time. About a week ago the serps started to drop my site. After a few days of loosing 90% of google traffic I was suddenly back on the top 10 results but this time had risen up to 4th place on my main key phrase and number 1 for a few others. All seemed to be looking up and I had record hits from google. Then yesterday i dissapeared again. Now I am getting a few from google but my main keyword results are back down to 600+ position. Can i be sure this is part of the update or am I getting a penalty?

James

2:16 pm on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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James, unless you know of a reason why your pages would be penalised (or more commonly: filtered), your situation sounds very much as though they haven't yet stabilised. Sometimes this can take weeks, months, or even a year, depending on the circumstances. I would be inclined to take the long term view and not be concerned too much about short terms ups and downs, especially if you've historically had decent rankings.
2:19 pm on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I am seeing updated PR values here in the UK.
2:55 pm on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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What seems to have happened on some sites I monitor is that PR is more spread throughout the site. The PR on the home page has dropped but is now the same as second level pages.
3:04 pm on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Wow, I have noticed a lot of our supplemental pages have cache dates of Jan 20th and 21st. Guess the supplemental index is getting indexed again...
4:20 pm on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yep, PR0 to PR5 for my personal blog.
4:39 pm on Jan 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I hope there's something wrong with the site command at the moment - I have at least 15 sites (so far - I'm still checking them) that went to all supplemental or filtered except for two pages. They still seem to be coming up fine in search and rankings - so like I say, I'm hoping it's just the site command. First noticed late last night.
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