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PR Update 20 Jan 2011 (down 1 for me)

   
1:56 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,

As the subject says... site dropped by 1 today and on sub pages! Any one else seeing this?

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2:46 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)



A number of my sites all had updated page rank today.

[edited by: tedster at 3:25 pm (utc) on Jan 20, 2011]
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3:43 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)



SEO Roundtable is reporting a PR update based on discussions here, twitter and other resources:

[seroundtable.com...]
2:49 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I am seeing some major pr changes today!

[edited by: tedster at 4:08 pm (utc) on Jan 20, 2011]
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3:41 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)



Im In Uk Mine has updated, still a PR4 for home page, but all my inner pages now have PR
3:47 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)



Personally I have not noticed any difference in PR as of yet, however SEO Roundtable just released a short post based on discussions here, DP Forums, and Twitter sighting lots of instances of PR change: [seroundtable.com...]
4:27 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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there is allot of fluctuation but definitely something is going on.....will have to see how it settles down
4:39 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Interesting; the home page of the site I relaunched in September went down from 4 to 3, however some internal pages are showing PR now, and TODAY for the first time since September, G is displaying the home page without the www. (We specifically relaunched WITHOUT www, all the internal pages dropped it just fine, but Google stubbornly kept it for the home page for four months)

Also noticed that internal pages are starting to rank high for the first time yesterday and today. All is good.
4:56 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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yes I concur netmeg, there looks to be a major game changer w.r.t. serps today...not sure how this will work on traffic and adsense (especially for those who are already seeing a big change there)..will need to wait for a few days to see whether this will be the pattern going forward...

well I expect a few to jump out in joy and others to cry in the next few days...
5:54 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Can I ask what tool everyone is using to check PR? (Sorry if this is a stupid question.)
6:00 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)



Does anyone have an idea how old this PR is? I have sites created after the summer with no PR (despite many inbound PR links with low link count). Three sites from May got PR on the other hand.
6:17 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I noticed some of my competitors have improved PR but you still can't find them in the top of any valuable SERPs so what good is that PR if you don't know what to do with it? ;)
6:23 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The PR lovers are out in force yet again.

When are we going to learn that PR /= high rankings that actually drive traffic?
6:28 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)



It's still useful when you trade links, and it's nice to have around when you visit blogs and such. Get a fast glance how popular it is based on links.
6:43 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Is there any tool to check Pagerank from Linux?
6:44 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)



Firefox->SearchStatus plugin.
6:51 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I use the SEOBook SEO firefox extension.

I don't care about the TBPR, but because I just did a major site relaunch for a client, it's one more indication of change - specially since our internal and CMS pages started actually showing up for important searches on the exact same day that a TBPR update is reported. That seems... interesting.
6:53 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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That seems... even wierd, doesn't it? Makes you wonder if the PR export was actually real-time values this time around - like a new benefit from the Caffeine infrastructure.
7:04 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)



jump to PR3 for me today after being at 0 for almost a year
7:06 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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That seems... even wierd, doesn't it? Makes you wonder if the PR export was actually real-time values this time around - like a new benefit from the Caffeine infrastructure.


I have no explanation. I only report. They also took the www off the home page too (same day/time they dropped it to PR3) It *could* be a complete and utter coincidence. Mebbe.
7:13 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have a site that deals with a specific city and it ranks #1 for a 3 term phrase. It's a pr0 site and outranks a pr7 site who is listed at position #4.

Those who are so caught up and fascinated in pagerank are usually riddled with so many over optimization penalties. But hey, as long as they are happy with there PR, I guess that's all that matters to them.

I purchased a PR1 site in December, I purchased it because it was receiving about 3k uniques a day, only about 800 a day from the US. It is now a PR0 and it gets about 10k uniques a day and 3k from the US. Traffic improves every day and yet since I bought it, it has lost what little PR it had, so what does that tell you?
7:51 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have PR3 from PR0 for a new site, the rest are the same.

@netmeg , i had a ~5% increase in traffic in few days after i got a better PR.
8:03 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)



I have PR3 from PR0 for a new site


How new was it?
8:32 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have a site with just under 10k "blog spam" type links showing in Yahoo Site Explorer. It's about a year old.

It's a one page wonder with thousands of #*$!ty links, just jumped from PR1 to PR3.

Great job, Goog.
10:12 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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yes I concur netmeg, there looks to be a major game changer w.r.t. serps today


I agree too, something's been brewing in the serps as of late yesterday...not great news for me since I seem to have taken a slight hit but we'll see how things play out over the next few days.
10:20 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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My went from PR3 - PR2 earlier today but have just checked again and is now back up to PR3 but inner pages have dropped! Joy!
10:52 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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@netmeg

I have different exepience - also with major site re-launch that was done mid October. Home page was PR6 and is now still PR6. After this PR update all internal pages remained PR0.

Relaunch included new IA, URL rewrite used across the whole site with one to one 301 redirect from old dynamic URLs. The site also has fair amount of deep links to internal pages.

After relaunch, PR0 URLs immediately started to rank better than previous dynamic URLs, but with this PR update we have seen no change in PR for internal pages.
11:07 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)



Any diagnostic tools for those of us with sites that are PR0 yet again? I've got two other sites that are PR2 (including a blog that I hardly ever touch that has very few backlinks). Not an expert by any means, but not completely clueless either.
11:43 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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This is the most movement in PR I've ever seen on my wesbite. Some kind of change in the calculation method perhaps?. My PR5 homepage is down to 4... but a key inner directory has maintained it's PR5.
11:55 pm on Jan 20, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to the forums, arcadeorama.

Any diagnostic tools for those of us with sites that are PR0 yet again?

If you mean your home page shows gray on the toolbar - well, there's no tool that's going to grab your "real" PageRank from Google.

If you mean a white PR 0, then you'll only see that go up if you get some strong backlinks from other sites. And even then, you' need to wait until the next PR update AFTER Google indexes those new links.
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