Is Google ditching pagerank?

Is Google ditching pagerank?

Summary: Rumor has it that Google may be getting rid of the elusive, but very important PageRank -- that friendly green status bar on the Google Toolbar that website owners try to build up. PageRank is what made Google's search results as good as they are -- it is one of the many factors that help the search engine determine how to rank results.

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Rumor has it that Google may be getting rid of the elusive, but very important PageRank -- that friendly green status bar on the Google Toolbar that website owners try to build up. PageRank is what made Google's search results as good as they are -- it is one of the many factors that help the search engine determine how to rank results.

The webmasters at Digital Point want some clarification though. It's been far too long since the last "Pagerank toolbar export" happened, and that doesn't sit will with people who put effort into building links.

We, the webmasters at Digitalpoint and I think thousands, even millions of other SEO enthusiasts are wondering when will the next Pagerank toolbar export take place?

As we put a lot of work into link building and making our sites better all the time, toolbar Pagerank is very important to us;

but this is the longest delay ever. Furthermore, nobody knows what will happen to Pagerank.

So Google, please be so kind and tell us what's going on and when the next estimated FULL update is coming! Is Google dropping the toolbar pagerank for good?

Perhaps Google is starting to incorporate Orion -- the search algorithm invented by Australian student, Ori Allon, and snatched up by Google. When the news first broke, Ori said he expected the algorithm to be complete within 18 months. How long ago was that? Oh, about 18 months ago.

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  • I read a week or so ago...

    the whole rating systems is gonna change anyway.

    The new metric is gonna be based on 'time on site' vs views (although what about going to a page and then just living it open in the browser...)

    When it goes in effect, I know several sites that make it their job to push out tons of posts everyday for traffic are dive in whatever rating they have now, because people just go there for the one link, and then leave.

    ie, there are 3-4 sites that I see everyday that push tons of posts out - what do I do when I see a new one in my Reader? Open there page, click the link, and close their tab. Time on site? One second. But hey, that's how they designed it. They just want the traffic. Thing is, it ain't gonna be worth crap in a little bit...
    BillyG_n_SC
  • That's rather rich...

    Let's get this straight: the people who specialize in manipulating and twisting the rankings -- that is, the SEOs -- are getting huffy about the fact that Google isn't making their lives easy? As a poor ordinary webmaster who doesn't pay consultants to get my search rankings, my sympathies are, to say the least, limited...
    jducoeur
    • Amen! (nt)

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      No_Ax_to_Grind
  • RE: Is Google ditching pagerank?

    PageRank was never a good indicator anyway mainly due
    to the fact that it was only updated once every three
    months or so, and it was way too biased towards a
    domain's age. I think a count of relevant backlinks
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    G Brent LeVasseur
  • RE: Is Google ditching pagerank?

    I do hope they ditch it. I'm sick of prospective advertisers using it as a gauge of quality.

    Get rid of page rank! Please!
    jaspsoft