Wow, I seriously had my doubts of ever seeing another Google Pagerank update ever again. And honestly, I wouldn’t have really cared if we did.
What about you?
It’s been 10 months since the last Google Pagerank update so it’s very unpredictable now for us SEO’s.
I was working on one of my new sites this morning and had noticed my Google Page Rank toolbar was white, meaning it was now indexed, which kind of surprised me since I’m so use to seeing all my domains that I had purchased this year being gray.
So I did a bit of Googling and saw that a Google Pagerank update had happened overnite despite what Matt Cutt’s had predicted.
It was a few months ago that Matt Cutt’s, head of the Google spam team, had announced on Twitter that he doubted a Google page rank update would happen this year, and many were saying that Google may even get rid of it completely.
Is Google trying to trick us SEO’s? Sometimes I feel that way, especially with all the algo changes and search engine updates enforcing new content and website requirements.
Which would be OK, if they were consistent with it and fair.
I personally don’t care about Google pagerank anymore, and know Google wants original, quality content with minimum affiliate marketing agenda’s present.
Does Google Pagerank even matter anymore?
It does and it doesn’t.
I know a lot of people say that Google Pagerank doesn’t mean anything, but it actually it does. You can get 1000’s of backlinks from spammy weak domains and or pages that will result in very little improvement for the site or page they are linking to.
But one backlink from a relevant PR7 page or site can significantly help boost your site up the ranks in a very short amount of time.
Then again, for those of you who aren’t into manipulating your sites pages with unnatural links and just provide stellar content can do even better in the search engines, but it could take longer unless you really know what you’re doing. However, in the long run, you are much better off going the natural way in my opinion.
Just look at sites like Wiki, they dominate the search engines for just about everything and they are probably all natural, but just about everyone links to them.
Whether you care about Google pagerank anymore or not, it’s something that you should keep in mind whether you’re an SEO enthusiast or just a quality writer. Cause it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere in the near future so it must serve some type of purpose.
How did your sites do after the official Google Pagerank update for December 2013?