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Google Page Rank Updates Starting Again

I was checking some of my domains tonight and found that it appears that the Google Page Rank updates have begun again. I’m not sure exactly how it occurs, if it is only for a certain percentage of the blogs and sites out there or not that get updated.

I can happily report that ejcross.com is now a PR5! So, what does that mean? It means that I have played by the google rules and have escaped unharmed from any concerns I had about my page rank.

Several of my others sites also went from a PR n/a to a PR3 and a few others remained the same. One of my bigger sites, BestiPodStuff.com went to a PR3 also. This is good news for me and my sites, but what is the bigger picture?

In October or so there was great weeping and anger from numerous bloggers when Google smacked down their PR. There were several high profile bloggers that went from a PR 5 or PR 6 to a PR 0 or PR 2.

By using good, solid SEO practices such as clean markup, great titles and a few other SEO methods, you can increase your PR also. But, one important thing to not be overlooked is what exactly are you doing on your blog?

I wonder if those blogs that use the “do follow” will be affected? Also, will the Google smack down on blogs that use PayPerPost and other “paid” links be affected? I’m sure we will begin to hear about it, only if this PR update is more widespread than just my blogs.

It will be interesting to see what happens this time around.

So, what happened with your PR? Did it go up or down?

12 Responses to “Google Page Rank Updates Starting Again”

  1. Frank C says:

    It’s been dancing around all day. For a while the Upcoming page on Blogging Zoom was showing PR4 while the main page was showing N/A. On OpTempo, my Free Blog Review page and a few other older post pages were showing a 3 while the main page was still N/A.

    Frank C’s last blog post..How to Create ‘Fast Food’ Articles

  2. elliott says:

    Frank,

    I am seeing the same thing with a lot of sites that I am checking on. I’m wondering if it is due to which data center you are hitting for each site? Maybe they all aren’t updated yet? Not sure, but this is what I suspect as it takes a little while for all of the data centers to get updated from the main “google brain”.

  3. Markk says:

    Like Frank said, maybe it’s still dancing around, up and down, left and right. I don’t see any PR5 on your home page. Let’s hope it comes back.

    Markk’s last blog post..Blogging Experience And Beyond

  4. elliott says:

    Markk,

    I am using SEO Quake toolbar on Firefox and that is where I am seeing it from. It is still showing up for me. Where are you from? Maybe that has something to do with it, or are you using IE? 🙂

  5. Slam Blogger says:

    You actually care about PR? Letting Google control how you run your site. Everybody likes do follow links, no matter what Google says. Google is one website out of billions. Search engine rankings do affect traffic, but they shouldn’t control the net. Google is trying to become the government for the net. Don’t let them. Screw PR, get traffic from other sources…

  6. elliott says:

    Slam,

    Yep, I guess I do care about PR a little bit. I’m not a PR guru or advocate, however if having a good PR is one method that helps me get higher in the SERPs for my niche sites, then so be it. It is not the only way to do so, and I agree that there is a lot of other ways to get traffic.

    But, since Google is the biggest search engine and the majority of my niche site’s traffic comes to me from them, I kinda need to play by the rules. It also helps to be able to bend them a little to get a little more help.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  7. drt says:

    I just wonder why at the first time smartpagerank showed PR2 but then when I checked again, it showed PR0? Also the other centers showed 2 at the first time but when smartpagerank showed 0, they all became 0/

    drt’s last blog post..Rocket City

  8. elliott says:

    drt, my best guess would be the amount of time it takes for the internet and all affiliated sites to update. One item I noticed on a few of my niche sites was it depended upon which data center I was connecting to as to what PR I was seeing.

    This could be the reason that you were seeing different things on your site(s).

  9. This could be good news. My PR4 was dropped to a big fat goose egg a few months back and I’d love to get some or all of it back.

    Congrats on the PR5 🙂

    Jason in Japan’s last blog post..Pockets of Gaijin – The Threat From Within?

  10. elliott says:

    Jason, thanks! I hope you get it back too! It is hard to know what Google is going to do next, so you never know.

  11. drt says:

    Thanks Elliott for your reply and visit. I will keep watching how this PR changes.

    drt’s last blog post..Rocket City

  12. Khayte says:

    Gawd, lucky you. I was about to envy you, haha. Mine had gone to N/A too, I hate the fact that they have to reduce our PR’s just because we monetize our blogs. What’s the catch anyway? They do the same thing, too I guess on their ‘other’ websites perhaps. Damnn, it makes me go all crazy. –,

    Khayte’s last blog post..my PR dropped.

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