Google Is Rolling a PageRank Update

By Daniel Scocco

I was expecting a PageRank update to happen in September, but it looks like Google waited till the month was over. It looks like it was a subtle update too, as the PageRank on the homepage of most of my websites has not changed.

I noticed it by taking a look at posts that had been published after the last update. They used to show “unranked,” but now they are showing some PR.

What about you, did the PageRank on your blog increased, or did it stay flat?


73 Responses to “Google Is Rolling a PageRank Update”

  • Sharninder

    Flat for me. But then my traffic and incoming links etc. also haven’t changed much from the last time google updated their page rank. I really need to spend more time on the blog 🙂

  • Marko Saric

    I went from 4 to 5 on my HowToMakeMyBlog. Was stuck at 4 for some 8 months so feels good to get higher finally.

  • Oscar – freestyle mind

    Since I started my blog in mid june, I had a PR of 0, but today I have a PR of 2, which I guess it’s nice.

  • Kang Yudiono on Blogodolar

    PR of my blog increased from 1 to 2. Surprisingly, my personal blog (at got PR 4 now. It’s nice to me 😉

  • Patrik

    My site,, is a new site so it went from 0 to 2 😀 And a blog I just sold had PR 6 and now when I have sold it went to 5, good timing.

  • Available Domains Blog

    The pagerank is flat for my blog.

  • Brian

    I jumped from a 0 to a 4. I am really surprised at this because of the low amount of traffic i receive in addition to only a moderate amount of incoming links.

  • James Rose

    My site went from a 3 to a 5… very happy!

  • Laura

    My Page Rank has stayed the same for my sites.

  • connecticut man1

    Was a 5 for a longtime. Am still a 5 now. And that is even after months of barely posting on it since I have been helping more at a couple of bigger community Blogs. I am not even sure what actually turns the wheels on a page rank? Can’t be frequency of posting. lol

  • Donny Gamble

    My page rank actually dropped from a 4 to a 3. This happened because it was a period of about a month where there were no blog posts made and the traffic decreased dramtically

  • Don V.

    My website ( stayed the same at PageRank 4. My blog (, which was at PageRank 3 for a long time, increased to PageRank 4. I’m happy about the increase, of course, but didn’t really understand why the website and blog had different PageRanks in the first place. I’ve read many blog posts that say PargRank doesn’t mean much, but I guess I really don’t believe it because I’m happy that my blog’s rank increased. Thanks for your great blog, Daniel, with consistantly interesting posts. I admire your efforts to reach your goal of “daily” blog tips.

  • Ivan

    My site went from pr0 to pr3 🙂

  • Blaine Bullman

    Well as this PR update was my first, I went from a PR of 0 to a PR of 2 but what was really exciting is that my twitter profile went to a PR5 and some other strange PR updates on my inner pages but im happy with the update.

    You’re sitting at a PR6 which is awesome.

  • Hesham

    All of my websites has no changes on the PR, have waited for this moment but nothing new here!

  • Rick Regan

    I went from PR3 to PR4 on my homepage (my first update in almost seven months).

  • Nancy D. Brown

    Yeah! My “What a Trip” Travels from Northern California went from a 4 to 5 page rank.

    I was a six a year ago, but all of the travel bloggers took a hit from Google for some reason. I guess they like to keep us guessing. is still not ranked as I just launched this equestrian lodging site. Come visit.
    Thanks for asking!

  • Rajaie AlKorani

    A few of my sites went to PR4 and others to PR3, I’m happy 🙂

  • Hannah @CookingManager.Com

    Went from 0 to 4, very pleased.

  • timethief

    The PageRank on both of my blogs remained the same at 4.

  • Ahmed Hamouda

    blog changed from 0 to 2 and it is kinda new
    so am really happy too

  • José


    Without posting any links, here are the results (blogs only)

    0 – 2 ; 2 – 3 ; 4 – 4

    Keep writing original and relevant content.

  • Lee Ka Hoong

    I wait for PR4 on my main page for quite a few months, but it still remains the same at PR3. I have no idea how to push it to PR4.


  • Adam Singer

    Been at a 5 foreverrrrr. That jump to 6 is tough.

  • aftercancer

    Looks like my site, After Cancer, Now What is absolutely the same, PR4. I’m a little surprised but I understand the next step can take a while.

  • Deron

    My site dropped from 4 to 3. My both my backlinks and traffic has increased tremendously since the last update. So, not sure what’s going on with the drop.

  • Melvin

    Still it’s pr0 and I don’t know why. What do you think Daniel, my blog isn’t banned on Google, I dont do blackhat seo stuffs and I think there are some good number of relevant blogs linking to me but still no pagerank?

  • V.C

    My site went from 1 to 2.
    But the visitors decreased =.=
    It seems like I must update it every day, every time, as possible as I could so that I can get a nice traffic.

  • Dana @ Online Knowledge

    My blog PR increase. 😀

  • sid

    Thanks to u i checked mine and i got pr3( from pr2 .. i am so so happy…

  • sid

    btw my visitors increased from 500 – 1.8k

  • Ronblogger

    My PR hasn’t changed yet as i am not starting to build links yet,though as i see to many sites most of them have gotten a higher rank

  • I got PR 2- TY Daniel for update

    Hey, Thanks Daniel
    My blog also went up from 0 to 2 on the back of some guest posts and blog comments. Retweeted it.

    Thanks Man

  • Blogging Tips

    The PR is flat for my site

  • Firas Steitiyeh

    From N/A to Zero!! I am pretty happy that it’s an indication that Google is aware of my blog!! next update I hope i will get a higher one!


  • John Samuel

    My page Rank increased from PR1 to PR2

  • Een Rockstar

    My blog PR drop from 3 to 2. As a result I’m not inactive for past few months

  • Mr Curtains

    Can I ask a basic question?!

    Whats the best way of checking my pagerank!?

    Any suggections

  • Debojyoti

    Don’t know why you deleted my comment. Maybe for long sentence in place of name. Thats fine. Anyways, this one is without any link, just need to ask something.

    Do, you use any plugin to show your email subscription and ebook box below the post? Can you show your readers?


  • Teen Blogger

    I was hoping for some change, but my PR is still at 0. Looks like I have to continue building back links.

  • Wayne Attwell

    No change to PR on my blog or site. Pity. Blog id very new so PR2 is fair, but need to generate more quality backlinks to my website.

  • Damien Riley

    PageRank is irrelevant in determining value. These are Google’s words not mine. This is an excellent quote from:–crawling–indexing—ranking#pagerank

    Q: My site’s PageRank has gone up / gone down / not changed in months!
    A: Don’t worry. In fact, don’t bother thinking about it. We only update the PageRank displayed in Google Toolbar a few times a year; this is our respectful hint for you to worry less about PageRank, which is just one of over 200 signals that can affect how your site is crawled, indexed and ranked. PageRank is an easy metric to focus on, but just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it’s useful for you as a site owner. If you’re looking for metrics, we’d encourage you to check out Analytics, think about conversion rates, ROI (return on investment), relevancy, or other metrics that actually correlate to meaningful gains for your website or business.

  • Bob Bessette

    Thanks for asking but my page rank is flat. My Alexa ranking has gone up considerably so I was hoping for an uptick.


  • Lia Qistina

    My blog PR still the same. Working hard on it.

  • Anand Srinivasan

    Google’s screwed…First it says pagerank does not matter at all..then it takes my blog, which has been doing so well in terms of genuine authoritative backlinks and has slapped it down from 4 to 3..

  • Anand Srinivasan

    And one another site of mine was as zero – in this period, I have got it linked by quite a few PR 6 blogs, got linked twice by a PR 8 and lo, it still stays at zero! strange..

  • zeesu

    i am still having pr0.little sad about it.

  • charson

    My page rank is still at 2. hoping it will change month since i’ve started building some backlinks.

  • triindi

    Flat for me,
    From PR 2 then PR 2 ^^

    you know? Pagerank is not everything and does not guarantee will get the appropriate place on the first page of google.

    Please see this: PR = 0
    check with the keyword: direktori will then ranked 3rd on the first page of

    check with the keyword: free directory list will then ranked 15th in the page

    How do you think?

  • BWI

    That really kicked in several days prior. I did see a little fine tuning going on on the 31st.

  • Singapore web design company

    Same for us. We managed to build some one thousand plus backlinks (verified by other backlink checking websites) but the pagerank remained the same. 🙁

  • Josh

    Thanks for posting this! Since I moved my site to its own domain in August 2009, I have been anxious to see whether 301 Redirects would maintain my PR4 ranking to a brand new domain.
    Thanks to your post I checked and indeed it worked!

    And my site’s homepage also went from 0 to 3, but I’ve gotten quite a few heavyweight PR5-PR8 links and broke a few news stories in that time, too.

  • Keith Davis

    Got back from a few days holiday and checked the Google PR of my sites… they have all gone up by 1.

    I now have one site with a PR of 4, which I am well pleased with.

    One of my sites is a new WordPress site, just the front page and a single post… and it now has a PR of 2! Can’t be bad.

    Thanks for pointing out that Google have been busy… I thought that I had done something really clever… oh well.

  • Michal

    Hi Guys,

    got a question, I had a PR 3 and the last few week my site went up for the main keywords. But suddenly I got a PR 0, but the same positions in Google for the main keywords, some of them even better. Is there a possibility that the PR can still change in the next few days or something. How is this possilbe? Don`t have a clue why I went down to zero, when everything else looks so great.

    Thank`s for you help.

  • DemoGeek

    With the last Page Rank update Google took me down a little bit and is still staying the same 🙁

  • Roschelle

    My site is about 3 months old. A few weeks after I started blogging the bar went from gray to white (always an indication that Google’s working things out). Well like an idiot I changed my domain name…I know. So, the page rank bar went back to gray. Since the update a few days ago the bar is white….as is quite a few of the pages within my blog. So, perhaps when another update occurs I’ll be in for a pleasant surprise.

    My second blog did go from 0 to 3. 🙂

  • Surender sharma

    My blog is 3 months old and the page rank was 0.Soon it grows to 1 then 2 within a month and after 3 months PR is reached at 3.
    I am really thankful to Google for the changes made on my blog.

  • Optimizare site

    My man site remained at 0, but I had another 4 with the following changes: 3 to 2, 1 to 2 and 2 to 3, 0 to 1

    Since i noticed the PR dancing I’ll wait another 2 weeks to see how good or bad it will be.

  • Oxbargain

    I was wondering when the page rank was going to change. I remain zero even though Alexa now ranks me 399,422. I publish several times daily in the past 2 months my blog has been online.


    Something pretty weird down here. My PR was 2 and it dropped to 0 about 2 days ago but I do have more traffic and more backlinks. Moreover, I check the PR for a lot of other sites and I get n/a or 0 or very low PR. What is going on? 🙂

  • EverythingMom

    When we moved from one domain to another, we went from PR4 down to PR3, even with a 301 redirect.

    With the latest round, we are now up at a 5. Would love to bump that up even more, don’t we all… 🙂

  • Optimizare Site


    If you want to get a higher PR look for high PR sites, but with a few link on them, and related to your site content.

    Eg. If you have a dog shop try to get ink from dog blogs, magazines, …

    Best regards

  • Optimizare Site

    Ceck in a few days,

    If after 2 weeks the PR is updating you still have the same (O) your site was downgraded in PR.

    Usualy when GG is updating the site PR is “dancing”.

  • free

    well, now my pagerank increased from 0 to 2. wow, im so happy !

  • manikandan

    hi my blog got PR 1.

    its a g8 joy for me to develop my blog……..

  • Disney World

    My site move to PR0 To PR3 and second site PR3 To PR4

  • Zee

    Talking about pagerank. My PR1 would take a bit more time… 🙂

  • Stuart

    I just got smacked from 3 to 0! I don’t know what’s going on? My blog is all original articles. I don’t know what’s happening here?

  • free

    Hello Stuart, check your webmasters central and note the errors of your website and re-optimize your website and finally do a reconsideration request of your website there. Thanks !

  • oak computer desk

    Hey Daniel, Not sure how old this post is but was wondering if you might be able to tell me when the next pr update will be? I haven’t found anyone that can tell me for sure, it is always at the same time?

    Thanks for the help,


  • tnteve

    Our site has a PR3, 🙂
    Efforts to increase the SEO.

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  • Katie

    Its been over six month and my site Stylishandtrendy is stuck on PR 2. Although, my traffic and backlinks have increased from last time still i can see only PR2. What is the primary reason behind this?

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