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Google Releases Toolbar PageRank Update

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Google updates toolbar PageRank about four times a year. They updated it in November, and August before that. Now they’ve updated it again – the first update of 2013.

People started noticing the update on Monday. As usual, webmasters are taking to Twitter to express their comments on the ups and downs.

It’s become pretty well known in the industry that toolbar PageRank is not the most helpful indication of how Google views a page, though actual PageRank is certainly still an important signal (Matt Cutts even referenced it in the latest Webmaster Help video).

As usual, here’s the obligatory Matt Cutts video discussing toolbar PageRank:

[via Search Engine Roundtable]

Google Releases Toolbar PageRank Update
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  • http://www.comoganhardinheironainter.net Rodrigo Henrik

    My website hás gome download to 1!

  • http://www.foxcrawl.com Foxcrawl

    my blog has been stagnating at 3/10 for more than 1 year. alexa ranking is fine but google doesn’t show any sign of activity for me

  • http://www.2bubbleblog.com 2BubbleBlog

    Well, I checked the video and it said that paid links can make a drop up to 30% to our pagerank. My site dropped from PR5 to PR0 and I don’t sell links! I checked and I don’t have manual action on my back either so any clue? My site was a blog and I converted it into a press release site, can it be the cause?