Dont count on PR being correct. Unless they completely changed the metric. A site I watch has been pr 0 since day one no new links to site and its 3 today. A site I built a few months back with a few good links is 3 today as well traffic still nothing to mention bounce rate 60 + % junk traffic and poor rankings even with some well placed high value anchor text links. As Kidder said I will trade for good traffic over the green bar
Agreed, I'd trade some of my new found PR for some sales. We had to let 8 people go last week. All really good folks. Too bad! This after a recovery of traffic on Panda 2.5.2. PR is worthless. What we need is a stable environment (e.g consistent SERPS not this yoyo junk).
Could not agree more, once upon a time search used to be based on relevance... And it worked.
I think people tend to use the word "relevance" too loosely at times. What is truly relevant? You might think your (site) the best as what you do, but sometimes outsiders might think differently. Not saying you aren't or are...but its something to think about. If you ask me, Google is getting better at sifting the more quality relevance. But I might regret that statement later :/
PageRank update confirmed here. Overall, the update seems to make more sense than the one before last. Google.com is still PR10 and a few sites I regularly visit increased a bit, and a competitor which buys and spams links has dropped from PR8 to PR2.
Anybody else having miserable luck with bulk pagerank checkers? Individual ones work fine for me, but I've tried a bunch of bulk ones and none of them work...perhaps google implemented some sort of throttle on the pagerank lookup mechanism...
Government sites and .org PR10 sites seem to have faired ok though... Good riddance to the corporate ones...none of them were that deserving of a PR10. Addthis.com is still PR10 though even though they get their links though gimmickyness :(