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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...]
2:57 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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hmmm. not seeing any on 5 bell weathers I checked.
3:20 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Test it 72.14.255.18
3:34 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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yep - see it there, but not on .99

Lets continue with the previous huge thread:
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4:19 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Today my main site returned to the pr that it had for the previous 6 years prior to the last update
4:57 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You are right, our main site went from 4 to a 7. WOW, didn't expect that.
5:02 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yeah! New website is 3 months old, just popped with a TBPR of 2, the kicker is, majority of it is blog comments, and I have 1 PR4 homepage link because of being a top commentor.
Man I hate seeing the white bar as much as the grey/gray bar. Of course, TBPR isn't worth the lead to blow it away with, but yeah, I'm still quirky that way.
5:28 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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How does one test PR from one data center?
5:32 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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It seems this update (thus far, anyways) is hesitant to allocate PR to internal pages if those pages are only in-linked from the same domain.
6:04 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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You have to edit your hosts file located in C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc if you are using Windows.
hosts opens up with Notepad.

# Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
#
# This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
#
# This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
# entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
# be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
# The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
# space.
#
# Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
# lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
#
# For example:
#
# 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
# 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

127.0.0.1 localhost
toolbarqueries.google.com 216.239.53.104
127.0.0.1 pagead2.googlesyndication.com
127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net
127.0.0.1 kona.kontera.com
127.0.0.1 widget.blogrush.com


The above means to use the 216 ip address to check Toolbar
6:10 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Any way to do that with a Mac and/or FireFox?
6:10 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Would be nice if one of my site's PR came back ... went from an 8 to a 4 with the last update. :(
9:25 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hey, quick question..
The general consensus is that the TBPR is out of date, 3 months behind usually. But how did I get TBPR of 2 when the site is less then 3 months old?
10:09 pm on Feb 26, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Yes I can see it happening and I am not happy!
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Not happy here either. Some up, most down by one notch (4 to 3).
6:44 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I see why mine jumped finally, Google is showing all my backlinks in Webmaster tools, literally, they show as many as yahoo site explorer does. I managed to get a site wide PR4 link, which I guess makes up for all the comment links I have. Only 200 IBL's total. 150 are comments :) since I have no active link building scheme going on.
8:21 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone seen anything good or bad traffickwise or incomewise from the PR update, other than the PR changes?
8:36 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Has anyone seen anything good or bad traffickwise or incomewise from the PR update, other than the PR changes?

Not in the past three years. Now it is just a pixel dance.
8:41 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing a grey bar for some of my sites, doesn't seem to have affected rankings though.
8:47 pm on Feb 27, 2008 (gmt 0)

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PR "updates" are not a sign that your PR just changed for a given url. They are PR "exports" to the toolbar, derived from the PR values that Google is already using to calculate the rankings. PR "updates" never have an effect on traffic, because you would already be SEEING the effect, long before the export.

When a new export occurs, that is the most recent data you can see, and it may only be a couple weeks old. And then it continues to age until the next update - usually in about 3 more months.

The present time value for PR is continually updated privately by Google and folded into your ranking calculations all along. But the toolbar report shows this historical snapshot that begins at a few weeks old when first exported, and then ages for however many months go by until the next export.

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Strange that I'm seeing a grey bar for my homepage though (it still ranks well for a fairly competitive one word term).

Is it normal for this type of thing to happen when an update is in progress?

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System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/google/3586761.htm [webmasterworld.com] by robert_charlton - 10:33 pm on Feb. 27, 2008 (PST -8)


Just wanna let all you webmasters know that Google pagerank and backlink updations are going. I found pagerank updations on one of my blog and backlinks updations on all my blogs and sites. However there is no such officially announcement for that till now. Check out your own site/blog status guys......
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I have seen my PR go down on 1 site but traffic seems as usual. On another site I have seen a major traffic increase, something's going on
9:48 am on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Greybar is a big warning sign these days. Pages showing PR normally usually rank normally (unless 950 or other penalized). Non-new grey bar pages often are supplemental, and often simply don't rank for any text on the page even though they are cached.
10:50 am on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Looks like its all over the place at the moment

On site ive checked at various data centres has PR values of 0, 3, 4 & 7 - This could be why the serps are rolling backwards and forwards every few days as they make further adjustments to the algo?

11:58 am on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Looks like the grey bar was a temporary blip - back to normal again now.
12:45 pm on Feb 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Something very odd (and a bit worrying) is going on...

I've just checked my old-established PR5 site on 20 data centres.

About 70% are showing PR5, and 30% showing PR0.

This site has been PR5+ for years - and I can't see any reason it would be penalised.

Not sure if this means we're on the verge of a penalty of some sort, or if it's just an artifact of the update.

Rankings are fine.

I can't find any other sites with such inconsistent results across data centres.

Anybody got any ideas what it might mean?

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two of my websites are showing "No Page Rank Information Available"

Does that mean it will lose its previous PR

How can i save my loosing PR :(

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Yesterday our home page showed a gray bar in the toolbar PR and today we dropped ranking for many of our important keywords. Seems like something is changing big time.. at least for us. Our domain is a .it domain hosted in the USA and targeting for USA clients (i.e. site in english) - maybe its a geo-related problem even though in the past this has not been an issue for us. Any thoughts?
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:( 2 of my sites grey since last 12 hours.
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