What a great way to wake up this morning to a long awaited official Google Page Rank Update for 2011. Talk about a sigh of relief, we’ve been waiting a long time for this one. The last official PR update was in April of 2010. I believe we’ve had several small updates quarterly since then. At least that’s what I read in the Google support forums.
With so many rumors going around about Google getting rid of Page rank altogether, I was starting to believe it myself and was getting a little stressed. Since I want to start relying more on organic free traffic, mostly from Google, rather than paid traffic methods. But as soon as they just recently updated the Google toolbar, I sensed something was about to happen.
Some of my newer sites jumped in Pagerank pretty nicely and this blog, www.mathewday.com has gone up to a PR3. Still aiming for the PR5 or higher, but I’ll take it. At least it’s increasing not decreasing. You definitely don’t want to see it going down.
Many people say, you shouldn’t worry about pagerank and it really means nothing. But I believe differently. The higher your page rank means Google trusts your site and it’s seen as a higher level of importance. If your PR is going down, then that means you’re probably not doing something right and or losing backlinks. I don’t get obsessed with PR (ok, maybe sometimes) but I try to just stay focused on my seo efforts.
How about you? Did you see any changes to your sites Google pagerank? Share your thoughts on the latest PR update.