As David and I discussed on the latest edition of Perfcast, Google performed one last PageRank update before the end of 2008. This was confirmed by Matt Cutts on his personal blog on December 31st. Via my SearchStatus FireFox extension, looks like my personal site has remained at a pagerank of 5 while Performancing.com is still at a pagerank of 4. I asked those on Twitter if they noticed a change in their pagerank and this is what they told me:
patrickd88 @jeffr0 PatrickSays.net is still a 3. PatrickTalksTech.com moved from unranked to 1.
ajaydsouza @jeffr0 Still at 4 for techtites.com and ajaydsouza.com
lenire @jeffr0 according to grader.com my google rank is 2, is that right?
bgardner @jeffr0 PageRank on BrianGardner.com is still an 8 – can’t seem to get past that one
itsananderson @jeffr0 PageRank of itsananderson.com is still 2. If David is right that means I have less than 1k backlinks
kimparsell @jeffr0 Mine is at 4.
jdhartley @jeffr0 I am at 3. Was at 2
What about your site? Did your pagerank go up, down, or nowhere?
let me know how i do perform well in all search engines
Now after 3 months from 31st Dec 08, Google finally update my site’s PR as on 2nd April 09.
I can’t believe mine went to 2 from 1. I’m pleased since I only started this 2 months ago.
Mine dropped from 4 to 3. I’m not sure why.
Mine doesn’t seem to move. Stayed at 3.
Mine went up from 2 – 3
Mine didn’t move. Stayed the same.
I’m a bit late here but I checked and it’s still sitting at PR 5 not that I pay attention to that kind of thing anymore. It seems that the less I post the higher my PR goes.
Hmm, that in itself should tell me something I think. 😉
Page rank is all but dead. It’s a very poor measure of a performance of a website. Traffic and conversion should be what you measure. Plus, if you do keep getting quality backlinks and build traffic in proven ways, you will see an increase in page rank.
Google Page Rank Kit you’re right! Me too think so.
If you want to keep your page rank you need to keep on getting quality back links ..its a simple solution that needs time and dedication
Thank you all for the great feedback. Looks like some had great changes while others not so good. Still others saw no change at all. Page Rank is pretty much based on links right?
No changes for me. All my sites appear to be the same. 🙁
BlogTactic PR remained the same at PR2
I have two blogs and the one I spend most my time on went from pr1 to pr2 (psrunner.com). No surprise since I spend half of every day on it. My business web site (dashaver.com) did not change, it is still pr4, and the question is why? I only post sporadically on it. In the last few months I have been trying to post more often.
Nothing impressive. Velvet Blues is still at PR4. Some impressive stats on interior articles. Several posts are also at PR4.
QOT is still PR5, no change. Maybe next time will see a rise.
Since I just got started I missed out on this update. 🙁 Next time…
I once was 6, they dropped it to 4, raised it back to 5 and then dropped it to 4 again.
Funny thing is nothing changed. I get just as much search traffic or more, the pages that were at the top of page one still are, so why should I care?
Because it’s a rank and we care about ranks, right?
As much as I love having my PR increase I would still choose an increase in traffic if I were to choose between the 2.
VikDulat.com went from 0 to a pagerank of 2.
Next update…let me see…. march 2009 🙂
I think my site stayed at a page rank 3 because my site is only 4 months old. I believe the next time the Google updates page rank, it should be at about a 4 or 5
My site was PR3 with a 1-page underconstruction in 2007
I officially opened my site on New Year 08
then got PR4, went down to 3 and back to 4 now!
My sites either stayed the same or had pageranks increase. Two of those that increased were Multi Site PageRank Checker, from 1 to 3, and Free CSS web site designs from 4 to 5.
I agree that pagerank doesn’t mean that much it is still nice to see them increase.
Both my sites went up from 2 to 4. I still don’t think PR means all that much though. Doesn’t seem to coincide with my search results, but I could be wrong.
Ruigato.com at 3; Arouca.biz at 5 from at least 2 years without modification.. I cant up this thing tough
Mine went down from a 3 to a 1!