Google Just Updated the Nominal PageRank

By Daniel Scocco

I was expecting it to happen early in January 2009, but the Mountain View folks were faster. The nominal PageRanks started changing yesterday, and by today you should already be seeing the updated values.

I am pretty happy with the new numbers. Daily Blog Tips remained a PR6, while Daily Writing Tips went up from PR5 to PR6, and TechCult went up to PR5.

How about you, did your PageRank increase?


82 Responses to “Google Just Updated the Nominal PageRank”

  • Napster

    Went down to 3 from 4

  • Firas Steitiyeh as most of you know (because i think that minimal are those who know it) is less than a month old and it just had a PR1 😀 which is a pretty good and impressive for me!




    I don’t know if it is a mistake or not, but my new blog that I started in late October, jumped from PR0 to PR4. I was kind of hoping for PR1 but this really surprised me.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

  • Daphne

    My PageRank was 1, and today when I checked (after reading your post) it had jumped to 3! I’ve been blogging for only 4 months and to be honest don’t really know how PR is calculated or why it matters. I do know that a bigger number is supposed to be better, so I like the new PageRank already! 🙂


    My PR jumped from 2 to 3. The site is 6 months old.

  • eddai

    gosh! went down from 2 to 1:(

  • Dan @

    My eco gadget site jumped from PR2 to PR5, and my daily eco tips site jumped from PR3 to PR4. A couple of my sites dropped. But basically everything increased where I’ve been actively link building. It’s not that important to me, but it does serve as an indicator that my link building efforts are worthwhile.

  • Tschai

    My blog went from 0 to 2 in 4 months.

    I’m kinda surprised and impressed, that this can be achieved with the lill’ effort I’ve put in it.
    Imagine what you could achieve…with more time and energy!

  • Tschai

    Sorry for the ‘double post’, but how reliable is Google PageRank anyway?

    I mean I’ve checked it also for our company blog, which is very technical and niche, so we only have 2 thousands visitors a month tops. And a dozen backlinks, but a PageRank of 3?
    Never been dugg or something like that…so is a PR of 3 not too high?

    Only explanation I can think of is that we do get backlinks from Oracle subsites like their blog, forum and wiki.

    Anyone any ideas about this?

  • Wesley

    I never checked my PR before (I just started the website 2 weeks ago) but it’s not PR2. Good start I guess 🙂

  • Rarst

    Update 2 to 3 for me (bit under 6 months total).

    PS TechCult rocks. 🙂

  • TechZoomIn


    I jumped from 0 to PR 4.Am quite happy to get 4,because my blog is just 3+ months old.

    Every one got good rank i guess.

  • Arun Basil Lal

    How do we know when the page rank update is complete..?
    I have some quality PR5 backlinks but I dont see any change in my PR yet

  • Windows Guy

    I am very happy.Yes, got PR5 from 0:)

  • Brian D. Hawkins

    My PageRank went up on one site and down on two. How often does it change?

  • Jennifer

    How do I tell my page rank?

  • Arun Basil Lal

    @ Jennifer

    Use or
    Thats good, Else Google for Page Rank Checker and use any of the tools.

  • Nima

    I didn’t see any changes in any of my sites.

  • Todor Christov

    I am not happy. One of my blogs declined from 6 to 5, another – from 5 to 4. All the rest kept their PR.

  • Cecelia

    Jumped from 3 to 4. Other two went from 0 to 2 and are pretty new. Yea!!

  • JeGX

    My blog is still PR4 while my web1.0 site ( seems to have jumped from PR4 to PR5…

  • Kevin

    Went from 2 to a 3 – but when my blog was on it was up to a 5. After the switch to, even though the content’s the same (plus more of it) I’ve been stuck at 2 for quite a while. ??

  • Rick Regan

    My home page went from PR0 to PR2, and my “popular” articles (popular for me being 5-7 search hits a day) went from PR0 to PR1.

    My blog is 7 weeks old and I have little to no backlinks as far as I can tell, so I am happy!

  • Free Acai Berry

    Google sucks.

  • AbdulBasit Makrani

    My blog got PR0 although it’s new and was made in October 2008.

  • AnotherGuy

    I’m actually really confused. I’ve hardly blogged in the last two months since my site actually crashed and I lost everything I had built up for a year. And yet this month I have a PR of 5.

    Any chance something could be a bit jacked up? Cause it’s extremely surprising and confusing.

  • Shaun Connell

    I went from 0-3 since late September, so 4 months. I was hoping the update would come later… ah well. 🙂

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Arun, wait a couple of days to be sure.

    @Brian, every three months or so.

    @Jennifer, you need to download the Google toolbar or the Search Status extension for Firefox.

  • Mayooresan

    My page rank went down to ‘0″ from 3. No idea why?

    I”ve got many incoming links to my blog specially from the same niche!!!!!!!!!!! wonder why??? any idea?


    went from zero to 3 , this is a new blog .

  • OfficeSupplyGeek

    Im at 3, not sure where I was before but my blog is only about 1 month old so I wont complain.

  • Potato Chef

    My blog was started in October. I just went from a page rank of 0 to a page rank of 2. Next stop 3 or 4?

  • Arun Basil Lal


    I have a question:
    How do we buy and sell domains?
    I have read that your buy domains and sell them at a higher rate, how is that possible.?


  • Ajay and remained at 4
    My other site is stuck on 2

  • Sean P. Aune remained at 4 (I swear it is never going to move), but went from a 2 to a 3, so I am very happy.

  • Nate

    Yeah, my PR went up from 3 to 5. Woo hoo.

    But what does it mean if most blogs move up? There are still only 10 results per page.

  • Hal

    Obviously I don’t understand the importance of this. I had a look at some major sites and here is what I found.
    Amazon – 8
    NewEgg – 7 – 4
    My site – 4
    Bloglines – 9
    Lifehacker – 7

    As far as this rating I am on the same level as Amazon is 8? And Google of course is 10.

  • cchrissyy

    My store (4) and company blog (3) both had no PR change on the main page but many smaller pages, like product categories, now have Pr 2 and 3 where they had none before. But plenty others are still at 0, and the correlation is strongly in favor of my older categories, not the bestselling or most often updated categories. I hope that simply indicates that the process isn’t done yet.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Arun, we will cover that on the project I am launching early in January 🙂

  • Ben Moreno

    Pagerank stayed the same. Was expecting it, because I spent most of my time trying to get subscribers.

  • Ben Moreno

    Hal, it would be funny to see Google anything less than a 10.

  • Video Guitar

    From 0 to 2 🙂

  • Jodith

    *squeels* I got a PR4!!!

    *dances around happily*

    I thought I was doomed to stay at PR2 forever! But I fairly big site in my niche republished a few of my posts, with 2 link backs in each one (one to post and one to the site). It greatly increased my exposure.

    I also went from 2 to 4 on another of my blogs, and from 1 to 2 and my personal blog.

    It looks like all my hard work is finally paying off!

  • Mat Packer

    Still sitting on PR3, though my blog went from PR1 to PR3.

  • Monty –

    I got a PR1! 😀

  • Paul

    I’ve had three sites go up and none go down

  • imam

    My Pagerank I still 3, in December 2008, in the new year I have not check again, if there are no changes?
    Hopefully I can ride:)

  • Shafar

    My new Blog TipsBlogger.Com moved from PR0 to PR2 ! 😉

  • Lachy Groom

    My site – PSDtoWordPress – went from 0 – PR5 in 2 months!

  • Ajith Edassery

    I was expecting PR4… but stayed at PR3. Anyways, the good news is that I got PRs for more than 1/3rd of my posts and all my posts and pages are indexed by Google

  • Associate Money

    Went from PR0 to PR1, but mine is a new blog. Hope to see a PR3 in the next update.

  • kyle

    my site went from 2, but my site only 1 moth

  • Kelly the Kitchen Kop

    What the? My went from a 3 to “unranked”, does anyone know what that means??? Is that a zero? If so, that stinks! My Alexa rank is around 500,000, so hopefully that is wrong…?

  • dondv

    My website PageRank increased from “3” to “4”, but my blog, which is connected to my website at, stayed at a “3”. Up to now, both the website and blog have always had the same PageRank. Why did the PageRank of the website increase but not the PageRank of the blog? Anyone know?

    By the way, thanks for notifying your readers of the Google update. I read it first here!

  • Will

    The PR system was designed to keep people in a rat race. I don’t recommend obsessing over it.

  • Diffio

    My blog remained a PR2. No news – good news 😉

  • Online Marketing Agency

    @dondv – Every page within your site is evaluated individually with PageRank, hence the name, otherwise it would be called SiteRank.

    All it means is that Google is seeing your homepage as being a higher authority compared to your blog. It is no big deal, PageRank is not really very meaningful these days. It is really just a number to brag about.

  • Rebellious Arab Girl

    Mine stayed at 4.

  • Ragnarok Guide

    Congratulations with the numbers. Mine stays as 0 because I have a few text links sold in my site but I removed it now.

  • John Sullivan

    Happy New Year Daniel and everyone
    Mine stay at 4 which was cool considering
    I’m do follow and followed tons of links so I’m Happy
    thats 6 is looking tight

  • albert

    Less than 50 days blogging and my page rank is PR4 already. I could not believe it.

  • Nicholas |

    Yuppy! I just moved my blog to a new domain name 2 months ago.. happy to see i got a PR2

  • munawar am

    I got PR 2 already. Just at less two months. I believe that Google did it right.

  • Tomas

    My blog jumped to PR 3, from PR 2.

  • Amy Warden

    Well, my web store remained the same, but my blog went from PR2 to PR3, so I’m totally happy!!

  • syilpid

    my blog from 1 to 3 😀

  • Thomas W. Shay

    I checked my page rank and it when up from 1 to 3. I am very happy as I have been working hard for the last 6 months or so.

  • pakdejack

    i stoll didn’t understand with google Page Rank metode, cause my blog has so many backlink, but the page rank still 0 🙁

  • Guitar Hunter

    I’m at it a month so far and still a PR of 0. Not sure what I can do to get my blog noticed.

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  • chitgoks

    sucks. mine went from 3 to 0 after 2 weeks… what gives? no fair. while my blogspot blogs got theirs intact. i dont see how the blogs in my domain got affected. they should probably be 4 by now

  • Boerne Search

    It’s time again. I heard the next one is April 1st.

    Hope it’s not an April Fool’s joke.

  • Technolik

    Well… my website is new so I haven’t got any page rank but I want to have a minimum page rank of 5 is it possible?Or it depends on how old is the website?

  • Mohamed Beshr

    my site page rank now 1/10

  • Arama Motoru Optimizasyonu

    My web site’s Google PR has not changed,it is the same as last updated time.But I see that lots of web sites’ Google Page rank has gone down.

  • shokoladkin

    I made a blog in late October .i his PR 0. what to do. blog on blogspot made some already have PR 1

  • ayman

    my site page rank now 0/10

  • Make money online today for beginner

    Nice job buddy, good blog.

    and you increase your blog rapidly . . .


  • Hypotheek

    Ours went up just at the and of may. We personally don`t believe in updates every few months. We think it an ongoing process.

  • seo

    my site page rank now 4/10

  • ravi

    I made a blog in late October .i his PR 0. what to do. blog on blogspot made some already have PR 1

  • SAP

    My site has just been change to 4.. Thanks god

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