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Google Pagerank update January 2008

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For those of you not yet aware or totally missed it (like we did) as of January 10th 2008, Google is updating its toolbar PageRank.

Each update causes a stir among the SEO community but does it really matter any more?


It’s common knowledge that page rank holds very little weight on search engine rankings. Old data, normally a couple of months at least, (~ October last change), shows you how little bearing it has on your ranking today.

I’ve always believed you should build and maintain a website for your customers and readers as well as for yourself; I enjoy adding new content, it’s a method of keeping up to date with current technologies and trends, as well as creating more genre specific content -

A lot of people use ‘Black hat’ SEO techniques to get a page noticed, which probably do work to a degree, but that’s kind of a moral choice to make more than anything… anyway, most of these methods are short lived - what’s that old saying?

It’ll all come out in the wash ;)

To find out your current page rank, add your url instead of ours:
http://digpagerank.com/index.php?url=www.voodish.co.uk

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14 Comments

  1. sandeep January 12, 2008

    black hat seo techniques should not be adopted the result may be a ban for you

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  3. Vincent's Tip's & Trick's January 12, 2008

    3 of my blogs are already updated with new PR’s and they are all going up!!

    Can’t wait to see the rest of my blogs! I’m excited!!!

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  5. Dave January 13, 2008

    my serps have gone up but not my PR.
    My PR went to 0 at the last update.
    Don’t undertstand why the serps have increased if my PR is still the same unless PR does not affect the SERP

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  7. jonathon January 14, 2008

    the last google update hit my site hard, i lost most of my inner PR and only one page has gone up from unranked to pr2.

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  9. samrat January 14, 2008

    My PR went frm 0 to 3 in just 3 months..im so happy

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  11. admin January 14, 2008

    Well done Samrat, that’s quite a leap in a short space of time.

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  13. kredyt January 15, 2008

    My PR went from 1 to 4 in just 2,5 months - happy

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  15. Mirco January 15, 2008

    I still haven’t noticed any changes on all my 7 pages.

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  17. George January 16, 2008

    My PR also went up from 0 to 3 in three months also. One of my blogs went from a 5 to a 3. Every thing else remained the same.

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  19. zlecenia January 18, 2008

    PR5 -> PR6 nice, but another down :(

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  21. meble February 21, 2009

    Where Can I find information about the history Google Page Rank Update?

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  23. admin February 21, 2009
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  25. Steffan February 24, 2010

    Page Rank is not important now, like a few years ago.

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  27. voodish February 26, 2010

    Very true Steffan.

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