Google PageRank Update
And the tally is in…..!
Every four to six months (on average and sometimes much longer) Google publishes to public view a scoring of how important they believe a site to be, relative to its own topics.
This score can vary a lot over time and sometimes fluctuates for seemingly no good reason… but watching it trend over long periods of time can tell you your site is moving forward.
There’s more to it than that but I’ll discuss that in another post.
Suffice to say that when it comes to the 0 – 10 score that bigger is better in most cases!
Here’s how some of my favorite blogs faired the update:
You may note that some of my other favorite blogs are not listed or seem lower than they were.
This is true of how Google PageRank fluctuates from time to time and sometimes seems to fall arbitrarily.
You may recall that I went from 3… to 0…. to 2… now back to 3… my what a wild ride! (Part of that was due to changing my domain name though and another part was due to an incomplete redirection of the old domain.)
Wondering what the high end of the landscape looks like? PR 10 = Facebook, PR 9 = Twitter & Google, PR 8 = WallStreetJournal.com PR 6 = CopyBlogger.com
One of the leading factors in PR is the number of non-reciprocal inbound links (from other sites to yours) and this is why blog commenting (which generates one or two links per comment) is a valid SEO strategy and part of blog tribe syndication communities like Tribe Syndication Association which I utilize extensively.
How did your site fair? You can check it here! Google Page Rank Checker
Did your site move during the update? Are you pleased or disappointed with the change and do you feel it relates to changes in both your in-linking and relevancy in your categories?
Share your thoughts below and lets celebrate for those that had wins!
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