Latest Google PageRank Update

    April 9, 2004

Google updated PageRank on the 7th, a fact noted in many forums, including WebProWorld.

Catching up on the lastest PageRank issues
Catching up on the lastest PageRank issues

PageRank is attributed based on the quality and quantity of links you have pointing to your site and can be measured by the Google tool bar.

If you’d like to see how many links to your site Google recognizes (there may be more links to your site that Google doesn’t count…) you can type “link:”. Be sure to try “link:” too.

I’ve read mention of PageRank drops among those who bought links, as well as the suggestion that if you’re buying links for several of your sites you should buy from different sites. This prevents a universal drop if the sites you bought from drop.

There’s been no indication of a dance.

For tips on increasing your PageRank be sure to read Reciprocal Linking Is Dead;Long Live Link Popularity!, High Page Rank Links, The Google Toolbar & Search Engine Optimization, Link Popularity is About More Than Just Search Engines, and Links Are All About Reputation: An Interview with Mike Grehan.

Garrett French is the editor of iEntry’s eBusiness channel. You can talk to him directly at WebProWorld, the eBusiness Community Forum.