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]
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