Google Is Kick Starting 2010 with a PageRank Update

By Daniel Scocco

It looks like Google used the new year’s eve to update the nominal PageRank around the web. My established websites didn’t experience any fluctuation, but I noticed that many of my recently created niche websites gained PageRank.

Most of them went from PR0 to PR2. I was surprised to see one of them jumping from PR0 to PR4 though, especially because the site is less than six months old.

What about you, did you notice any changes?

Finally, it looks like the frequency of the updates is indeed increasing. The last one was just two months ago (late in October), so keep an eye for the next one around March.


71 Responses to “Google Is Kick Starting 2010 with a PageRank Update”

  • GetBrowser

    My blog has jumped from 3 to 4.^_^

  • Gloson

    Thanks for notifying us, Daniel.

    Well, the pagerank of my blog, Gloson Blog, is still 4. I guess I need to post more quality articles frequently, which is one of my goals for 2010. LOL πŸ˜‰

  • Chris Peterson

    Changing page rank in Google now dayÒ€ℒs common fact. IÒ€ℒve also notice few of my websiteÒ€ℒs rank increase 1 to 3.

    If we will do off page and on page according to Google page ranks algorithm then definitely we achieved high page rank

  • mohsin

    yes, one of my competitor’s site went from PR 0 to PR 6 and it is just 2 months old, I am still amazed at their efforts. They seem to be a worthy opponent πŸ˜‰

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Chris, keep in mind on-page optimization factors like meta tags, h1 tags, keyword density and so on do not affect your PageRank.

  • Sudeep

    No change with mine .. wow would love to have an slight increase in page rank.
    Thanks for the update

  • Cakephp Developer

    Thanks for sharing this.. for log time i was looking for same information and google has started ranking updates but my index page is not yet ranked up..

  • Tom –

    I got a lot of my new logs to PR2, with one getting a PR1. Not a bad results since they are all only 2-3months old.

  • Sherri Kruger

    I was shocked to see my newest site jump from PR0 to PR4 – it’s only 3 months old. My other blog remained unchanged at 4. Happy New Year!

  • Henri @ Wake Up Cloud

    My new blog, which is around 4 weeks old went from PR0 to PR4. I have been guest posting a lot and commenting. It was a pleasant surprise!

  • Patrik

    I checked my pagrank after reading your post and noticed had gone from 2 to 3 even though I don’t have any content on the site at the moment. πŸ˜€

  • Babak

    yeah..I was quite amazed too
    My blog is PR6 now πŸ˜€

  • Keith Davis

    Hi Daniel
    Noticed yesterday that I’d gone from 2 to 3.
    Fairly new site, not much content, but I’ve worked hard on links.

    @Patrik – as you say there is no content, well very little content, on your site, but do you have a good number of links?
    I guess that lots of bloggeres who visit Daily Blog Tips know a fair bit about links….

    Or is pagerank getting easier?

  • Kang Yudiono

    My blog jumped from PR 2 to PR 3.
    It is a good motivation in new year for me πŸ˜‰

  • Fatin Pauzi

    Wow, PR 0 to PR 4? That’s really amazing. I’ve never experience that. Hope I could experience it one day.

    I’ve checked my blog PR. I got PR 0 to PR 1. Before this, it’s so hard to increase PR at my blog but after I follow your way which is update blog for 1-2 articles per day, my PR got increase. Thanks for sharing your method of blogging previously. I really appreciate it. πŸ™‚

  • Vlatko

    I got PR 5 but that is nothing in comparison to the fact that I got listed in and

    In other words you can’t get more authority than that. After seeing this I submitted my site to

    Long story short, it was amazing ending of 2009. I expect 2010 to be even more beneficial.


  • Dad of Divas

    Mine stayed at a 4… how does one go up from here?

  • AnastasiaCarroll

    That’s right. My both blogs’ reached 3 on Dec 31 πŸ™‚ that’s was great πŸ˜€

  • Mike Crimmins

    My blog is still at a Page 3, hoping to see an increase but no dice. However, a lot of the older articles now have 1 and 2’s which is new and I’ll take that.

  • Cammy@TippyToeDiet

    Woo-hoo! I finally made it to 4. That only took 2 years. πŸ™‚ A wee mention in Woman’s Day magazine probably helped.

  • Kevin @ Black Belt Marketing


    Mine jumped from 0 to 1. The site is about 3 weeks old.

  • uBid4it

    WhenI read this I thought wow but what a let down I to are just the same rank. Oh well maybe next year or maybe I’ll just look into why I didn’t.

  • John Sullivan

    Skip page rank HAPPY Birthday Daniel πŸ™‚

  • Michael Martin

    One of my sites that’s brand new with no history and pushed live last week went to a PR4.

    It may have to do with a 302 I was using to redirect it the first week before that.

    Unfortunately PR doesn’t mean as much as it did 5 years ago other than simply caching and strength of a link from that page.

    ,Michael Martin

  • Nancy D. Brown

    Thanks for the PR alert.
    My new niche travel blog went from 0 to PR2.

    “What a Trip” stayed a solid 5.

    Thanks for your very helpful Daily blog tips. Happy New Year to you.

  • Harrison

    Mine went from 3 to 4. Last time you did one of these stories my site went from 2 to 3. Interesting that another blog I visit always had higher page rank than I did but now they have gone down by 1!

  • Patrik

    @Keith Davis – I have a bit of links pointing to the site, I guess that is pretty important. I had some content to, It was just recently I decided to remove it because I will start over with a better website software.

  • Eric C

    Wow, last time I checked, my PR was 0, now I’m up to four. Sweet!

    @Daniel: Do you recommend any specific tools to chekc PR? I just used a random website and I don’t think I want to use google toolbar.

  • Agent Deepak

    I got an update too. My PR is now 1. My blog is only 20 days old.

  • Arun Pal Singh

    Yes! They are doing it at an increased pace. I did not see any change in the ranks across my website.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Eric C, I use the “search status” extension for Firefox.

  • Eric Brown

    Hi, This may be a silly question, but how do you check what your Google Page Rank is?

    Thanks in advance,

  • GPRU

    that’s correct, it’s already updated yesterday within our main website when google change PRs, but it’s not confirmed as far as we know

  • Michelle

    My site jumped from 0 to 3. Very happy and a great way to start the new year. My site once had a PR of 4, but I rebuilt it from the ground up (converting to WordPress) and I lost my PR for a while. Thanks for the reminder to check.

    Happy New Year and thank you for all the awesome information you provide to those of us stumbling around in the dark:o))

  • Arie Rich

    Cool! I haven’t noticed any change in my page rank, I’m still a solid 3. Hopefully someday I’ll be a 4.

  • Bob Bessette

    Happily I went from a PR0 to PR3 and I’ve been blogging just under 6 months. I know it must be the guest posts I have done, especially the one on DailyBlogTips, on December 3rd. Thanks Daniel for giving me the opportunity. I have done many guest posts on other blogs but none have been as tweeted and commented on as the one on DailyBlogTips. Your audience is immense!
    I was happily surprised a few days ago when I actually had a page rank. I never expected a 3 so soon. It really motivates me to work harder for the new year!


  • Books On Audio

    I still don’t get the importance of a PR. I see 0 PR on the first pages. Why?

  • Jaydip Parikh

    Yeah. My main Blog got PR 2. It was having PR 1. I was expecting few PR updates for my other site. but didn’t get πŸ™ anyways happy with PR 2 on my main site πŸ™‚

  • fushar

    Yeah, finally my blog leaves the zero pagerank! It’s at PR 2 now ^ ^

  • Emz@IndoTravel

    My blog jump 1 to 2,…
    Need hard work to build. All, Wish u luck in 2010!

  • Nail @ DailyAffiliateTips

    Mine got to PR1 from PR0, that made me happy πŸ™‚

  • saad @ live soccer

    my blog didn’t gain much, just got a pr1 from 0 after 1 month of starting where as my other blog jumped to 3 from 2 in which i have done zero seo :S

  • techlineinfo

    Yes, it’s really true. Page rank of my site was zero not it has been jumped into three

  • Stephen

    My website went from PR 0 to PR 3

  • Eric Bouchard

    Just stared a new book reviews website (, got my first visitor on december 20, I was amazed to see a page rank of 5 today, did not think it was possible!

  • Chris H

    Mine went from PR3 to PR4 – which is always nice πŸ™‚

  • Oemar

    Yeah.. My Blog jump.. from 0 to 2 ..^^..

  • Alex man

    yes .. my website got updated it jump from PR1 to PR3
    I am sooo happy for that.

  • Gouri

    0 to 4 is awesome. Mine jumped from 1 to 4.

  • Raivyn

    My blog went from 0 to 3. Not bad, considering I started it in October. πŸ™‚

  • Greg Smith

    I’m sorry to report that traffic from google has dropped to almost nothing on my site. I can’t be sure it’s related to this change.

  • scheng1

    Nothing changes for me, both blogs are still PR2. Anyway I am glad that the traffic from search engines increases

  • uBid4it

    Well it bothered me about my site not moving but at looking at all the people here being so happy about there move up in ranks I’ll be happy with them. Congrats to all job well done. Happy New Year.

  • Roschelle

    I remember the one back in late October. At that time, I went from unrecognizable to 0…lol. This time I jumped from 0 to 3.

    Many SEO experts claim pagerank isn’t as important as it once was. I say it still matters. I tend to take blogs with pagerank more seriously.

    It lets me know the blog has been out there a while and has information other people around the web think enough of to link to.

    Eagerly anticipating what March will bring πŸ™‚

  • Nicholas Cardot

    My Blog, Site Sketch 101, moved up as well. I’m now proud to own a PR4 blog. Hopefully I can achieve PR5 status during 2010. I feel pretty confident about it.

  • Kuzey Kibris

    Yes my site was PR2 when we were entering 2009 and during 2009 it became PR 0 !!!!!
    I could not understand what happened then and i dont understand what happened now because its PR3 now. :))
    I dont need to understand it right now :)))

  • Gordon

    The homepage of my site went from a 0 to a 2 and my Blog went to a 1 – the site is less than 1 month old, so I am pretty happy!

    I first noticed that something was happening when the back-links in my Google Webmaster Tools account went from 6 to 85 – is it typical for Google to refresh the number of back-links at the same time as a PR update?

  • Alan

    My page rank still stays the same, I am a newbie and on the way learning to get higher rank and your site is definitely informational. Thank You .

  • cheryl Monaghan

    My site jumped from 0 to 2, yet i have only 38 back-links. My other site has over 200 back-links but only jumped from 0 to 1, so I guess that the algorithm is not based on Link popularity?? any ideas?

  • Pinoy Blog Tips

    Well i guess i gotta have to wait for March to see what my pagerank will be then. I have to put up more quality articles and do some linking strategy

  • aboange

    Yes my site was PR2 when we were entering 2009 and during 2010 it became PR 1

  • Saroj

    Thanks for sharing this.. for log time i was looking for same information and google has started ranking updates but my index page is not yet ranked up..

  • waqas

    i have a blog got pr 1 in 1st update but now showing 0 what’s the problem plz tell me. maybe it’s due to that we have server issues for few days. but thanks we are on good server. plz tell me

  • Gitesh Chawla

    from where we can get the information on page rank like when google will update pr next time etc.

    can anybody here suggest me this.


  • sanju

    hi Gitesh Chawla

    First Page Rank Update: 31st March 2010 Γ’β‚¬β€œ 30th April 2010

    Second Page Rank Update: 30th June 2010 Γ’β‚¬β€œ 31st July 2010

    Third Page Rank Update: 30th September 2010 Γ’β‚¬β€œ 31st October 2010

    Fourth Page Rank Update: 31st December 2010

    • Antoony

      Hi Sanju,
      I appreciate your assumption for sharing. However, nobody knows exactly about this old topic. Definitely only the big G knows. But, your assumption gets closer to the first update this year. It was at early April 2010.

  • Mike

    I am surprised that Google has not completed a July 2010 update by know. Making us all wait.

  • Bijeeta

    What about the july update its not happening on my sites, hopefully this Aug still waiting

  • DeAnna Troupe

    This puzzles me about google. My main blog has no page rank, but it has good search engine position. It’s ranked #1 for a competitive keyword. My other two blogs have page rank but are not ranked as high in the search engine. Mega weird.

  • Emily

    It’s now October and there’s no major update since April. Does google have stop pagerank mechanism?

  • Mark Searle

    The last real update was back in April 2010 and no updates have come since. This is by far the longest period I have ever come across and does seem that maybe they are either ending it or just reducing it?

    I am looking forward to seeing how this plays out.

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