I think a Google Page rank update happened today. I spend 15-18 hours working on the internet. A few minutes ago I noticed that one of my domains have gone from PR0 to PR2. I checked all my major sites and found changes in most of them. Some moved up on PR and some lost.
You are right! Nobody expected the update until after the 1st of the year, so it was a huge surprise to say the least. The visible PageRank update on the Google Toolbar hasn't been changed since February, 2013, due to what Google said were technical difficulties. Nevertheless, PR is updated behind the scenes every time Google crawls the Web. What you see in the toolbar is the average daily PR of a webpage over the prior three months. PR is an important element in search engine ranking and always will be. PR is Google's opinion of the quality and quantity of inbound links to a webpage. The higher the PR, the better it is. By the way, Google's Matt Cutts said that consumers also notice PageRank when they land on a webpage.
A major factor in Google PR would be fresh content, community engagement and authority... I guess. The sites I neglected went down and authority sites where I have user engagement went up.
No. PR only evaluates links. It's not about anything else.
I agree; PR is passed through links. Those with a grey bar probably don't have enough high PR backlinks.
I don't know much about page rank but I do check mine off and on and so far no change in it. My other blogs just show gray.
Can we safely say this is good news? Or is it too early to rejoice?
Hopefully it is a good sign. My HP account is now PR 3
Yes, there's definitely been a PR update today. Listening to the buzz around publisher circles, those folks who had no, or very low PR on the last update, saw a small improvement, whereas those already with PR2 to PR5 got quite a slap.
Page Ranking is purely a link ranking factor, taking into consideration both numbers of links, and more importantly, the quality of those links.
As always with Google tweaking, there are a lot of confused webmasters out there, not being able to understand why some PR 2 and PR3 pages (especially inside pages) are now at PR Unranked (grey bar), despite having a healthy number or links pointing to them!
Google does, what Google does, and they will never fully reveal what they're up to!
Grey Bar is the worst. It either means a page is brand new (no PR calculated yet on webpages less than 3 months old - but should show a 0 within the first month or so) or it means a page has been swiped by Google.
A lot of people have got the grey bar (PR Unranked) for the inside pages, going by the members of a publisher site I belong to. They say that they have clean do-follow links pointing to those pages and that those pages are still indexed, just without any PR.
Indexing and ranking are two different things. Ranking isn't only a reflection of PageRank but PR is a significant contributing factor. It is more difficult to get good inbound links on interior pages and most webmasters don't spend time trying to do that, but instead concentrate linking campaigns to their home pages. Therefore, if there isn't clear navigation with no more than three clicks to reach inside pages, those inside pages probably will show no PR.
On the HP domain, I have only seen a few subdomains with a PR4. Most will only attain a PR3, and these may begin to diminish at the next PR Toolbar update which will reflect HP's implementation of NoFollow on Comments (which I think is the correct decision) and the deletion of most interior links to Topic pages (which I think was a mistake).
Hey Anamika, I guess you're right! I'm super excited to note that my new and only site from a page rank of 0 is now 3. Writer Fox, there's just two links from one of my hubs (which is PR 2) that link to the site, nothing else. Traffic is purely organic. And as far as I know, a page with page rank 2 can't give a site a page rank of 3. So, other factors do count.
I'm also happy to report that google still likes my HP subdomain. And my main website was promoted one rank.
Again, the only factors for PR are the quality and quantity of backlinks. Check your Google Webmaster Tools account and see what it shows for your backlinks because you probably have links that you don't even know about listed there. Google doesn't show every backlink, but will show most of them there for only the webmaster to see. (The formula Google uses to calculate PR is patented and therefore available for you to read online.) Your supportiveposts website has a Grey Bar PR.
Supportiveposts didn't know I still had that and it's a blogger blog. I have a review site which is a .com site.
Nope no backlinks other than my hubpages ones. I keep track of it on webmaster tools
For your review website, you have links from the Wordpress platform and Google+, among others. Google PageRank is only about incoming links.
oh yeah g+. But they dont show on webmaster tools. How did u find the site??
I checked mine here www.prchecker.info/check_page_rank.php My pagerank remains the same for Hubpages and my websites.
No I meant how did he find the link to my site I check mine there too
I just followed the trail. Congrats on your PageRank 3!
Mine has not changed, still as it was some months ago. Congratulations to all that saw an improvement in their ranking.
Mine has not changed either.
Yes, my Page Rank changed. It went from not available to 3.
Is 3 considered good in HubPages terms or is everyone's subdomain PageRank a 3?
My HP sub domain still unchanged at PR2 however personal website saw some improvement
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