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Is a Google PR Update Happening?

     
12:34 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It seems Google PR update is on.
Some of our sites PR has gone up. We are checking at [64.233.167.99...]
5:05 pm on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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rankings have reverted back to 3-4 weeks ago - all the .co.uk and .au sites that they had cleaned up are now back. but using proxy search out of the us, the results are completely different - ie - these sites aren't there.

seems to be bouncing around day to day.... any one know what's happening?

5:41 pm on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yes :-)
Lots of website owners worrying about nothing.

Sit back. Wait for 2 weeks. Make love to your wife. Have a beer :-)

7:37 pm on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Something def happening...

I am in the process of a site migration and I suddenly noticed that my PR had dropped by from 4 to 0. Thought something had gone amuck in the migration, but alas, the green bar was back.

Also saw a PR rise of 0 to 4 on a very new site.

Sad how google can determine my mood....

12:48 am on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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New site of mine (new since January) from 0-4. Tough to say what this is about?
1:09 am on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I see a mess right now, homepage stayed the same PR6, several pages grey, a couple popular pages with many inbound links showing PR1 from PR6
9:39 am on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yesterday a lot of DC's 7 and 0.
Now almost all of them 6...

Not good. Very big site !

1:25 pm on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Defo something going on I've just dropped from a 5 to a 4 on my main site and from 4 to 3 on my smaller site. Gutted.
11:32 am on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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i read couple times time difference between pr update is 3mos,
is that true?

[edited by: tedster at 4:07 pm (utc) on Feb. 29, 2008]
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4:06 pm on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the forums, icelite. Roughly, yes, it's about 4 times a year. But last year it went about 5 months for one period. So it' not at all like a clockwork schedule.
4:34 pm on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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We have not seen variations in our PR, but Google are definitely doing something - our position in SERPS for our most competitive keyword is going from second page to #3!
5:17 pm on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Well mine's back - PR5 on every data center.

So the advice to sit back and chill for a few days is probably good.

5:23 pm on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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We have just had changes in PR for multiple sites, some up, some down.
6:13 pm on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Is it a complete pr update or just a glitch or partial update?
7:26 pm on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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OK now this makes no sense...every page of my site went from having some level of PR to a whitebar. Anyone care to guess as to why?

Traffic and sales seem the same and my 20 top keywords and phases are all in the top 10... so I dont see any ill effects, but why all of the sudden?

I know its a purely psychological thing with that little green toolbar, but dog gone it, its still nice to see...

9:48 pm on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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here is something interesting I observed, both my sites which are grey now, have this observation in Webmaster Tools

Googlebot last successfully accessed your home page on Dec 7, 2007.

Does it mean that google decided to grey it up on Dec 7th itself? My all other sites are showing crawl dates of Feb 2008, Anyone with same experience? can anyone throw more light into this?

10:25 pm on Feb 29, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Old news, may be. Looks like a backlinks update or a backlinks rollback!
1:29 am on Mar 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Wish it would update, ours is still shwoing a big zero since we made
major updates in early Nov.
1:31 am on Mar 1, 2008 (gmt 0)

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For what it is worth.

90% of my sites that went "graybar" last update,
remained "graybar" with this update.

The other 10% returned to their original "bar" status or had minor adjustments.

2:58 pm on Mar 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Of interest, most of the links in Best of the Web have no PR. Is google now penalizing Pay for Review sites.

If this is the case, this only leaves Yahoo, as a trusted directory.

4:23 pm on Mar 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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History might be repeating itself :-)

I recall a post of Adam Lasnik [webmasterworld.com] back in May 2006 :


Hey again,

If you've seen your PR adjusted to a non-zero number OR you've lost significant traffic, this thread does not really apply to you.

If, however, your PR has dropped to zero AND you've not seen any significant loss in traffic from Google, rest assured that this is most likely a PR-reporting (PR on Toolbar) error; while admittedly alarming at first site, it's nothing to worry about. The tail does not wag the dog in these circumstances :)

With that said, I'll be chatting with some colleagues again today to hash out what might be occurring, and I'll report back here with any news.

Have a good week everyone.

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