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Google Pagerank Update

Discussion in 'Social Media Marketing' started by Murray, Feb 5, 2013.

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  1. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    Not that it means too much (unless you're selling a site or links, even then it should only be a preliminary indicator of quality) but google has updated visual pagerank.

    The bigger the number the bigger the ego massage ;).
     
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  3. TinkyWinky United Kingdom

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    With all G's "don't sell or buy links" mantra - wtf they still promoting the PRank for?

    As you say only good for those looking for links or selling them - even then you can fake it easily anyways.
     
  4. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    Matt Cutts made a video about this other day funnily enough

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbK6hlQlmUc

    I don't think It would make too much of a difference if they did turn it off with opensitexplorer and similar sites.
     
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    There wasn't just a PR update, some of my friends complained that they've lost positions in SERP as well.
     
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    It would, because you wouldn't be able to see if a site has been manually penalised in terms of passing link juice.
     
  7. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

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    I would assume you would get a GWT message no?.
     
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    Not if you don't own the site.
     
  9. Murray

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    Why would you be worried if the PR dropped on a site you don't own?.
     
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    It would affect your decision on whether you want a link from it. Or it might be the cause of your own site dropping in the SERPs if you already have a link from it. Or you might be considering buying the site and that's one of the valuation/negotiation factors.
     
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    Also, for some changes I assume you wouldn't get a GWT message - for example when Google devalued a load of directories across the board. What would it say? Maybe a warning about providing valuable content or something.
     
  12. Murray

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    PR should only ever be a preliminary indication though shouldn't it, need to look under the bonnet a bit.

    If all you had to your link profile was directories/low quality links then you never really had much to lose.
     
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    Yes, always.

    Was just an example...Google only tells you what they want you to know, which isn't always what you need to know.
     
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    They also often tell you things that are a complete pack of lies.
     
  15. Nyams Josh

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    I fail to understand when Google increases the PageRank of a website from two to three and later on makes changes by decreasing the same website's PageRank from three to a PageRank of one. What do you think could be happening with such changes?
     
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    PageRank is simply a measure of link flow. If your site gains links, the PageRank will increase. If your site loses links, it will decrease.

     
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    So the traffic does not influence at all Google PR? Only external links?
     
  18. topcat United Kingdom

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    Correct.

    Correlation =/= Causation :cool:
     
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