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Is PageRank Gone?

6:45 am on Oct 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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After seeing two reports about it, I checked myself with several PR tools, and all sites show N/A.

Is it a PR update? Temporary issue? PR is gone for good? PR is private and no longer visible? I guess only Google knows.

My guess is temporary issue or private PR (meaning only Google can see it). Google won't give up its huge PR database, which is the foundation of their algorithm (whether they admit it or not).

7:47 am on Oct 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Today 06 oct all my tools stoped showing pagerank requests. I tryed outside sites and still pageranks for all sites snow N/A. Is this maybe a step in Google's fight against link exchange and link selling (not showing it anymore) ? Or are they pulling it out of the algo.

[edited by: Robert_Charlton at 8:11 am (utc) on Oct 6, 2011]

8:23 am on Oct 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I'm seeing that Google's Toolbar on Internet Explorer is showing PageRank, but that non-Google PR tools apparently are not showing it.

I'm seeing this in northern California.
9:03 am on Oct 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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It looks there are some display problems for PR, i saw few hours ago.
9:37 am on Oct 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I found this which i am not sure is 100% genuine.

11:31 am on Oct 6, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Here is the answer to your question. It seems that Google has just changed the URL of where to get the pagerank data.

[davidnaylor.co.uk ]
12:01 am on Oct 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Hats off to DaveN for the simple fix.
8:30 am on Oct 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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PageRank is still alive in the Toolbar but Google changed the lookup URL. This change has caused third party tools from looking up a page’s PageRank. If you use Internet Explorer and turn on the Google Toolbar, you will still be able to look up the Toolbar PageRank score. But you may not be able to do so if you use a third party tool, not until they update their lookup scripts, or you can just hack them like I did with the SEO Status PageRank/Alexa Toolbar Here is the link to the tutorial
[bloggermind.net ]
10:07 am on Oct 7, 2011 (gmt 0)

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...I wish it was... (gone that is) would make my job easier, but as others have mentioned, it is an unannounced url change. (sigh)

Die! Page! Rank! Die! (bogus from the get-go and queered the way the web works).

Bad tangor! (whap whap) Back in your cage!
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@tangor, I use Page Rank for my pages to tell me which are considered weaker than others (as a preliminary screen). It's a diagnostic tool I use -- grey bar pages actually do appear inferior to my other pages and seem to reinforce my opinion of a page. So I've found it helpful in that regard. Any other ways to check for page issues easily (other than Page Rank)? I'm not a big SEO type so I don't use screening tools and not sure exactly how to pinpoint "bad" pages quickly.

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