Google PR Update: Here We Go Again!

By Daniel Scocco

Keep in mind there is nothing confirmed, but several people started to notice changes both in PageRank and backlinks count numbers.

One of my sites apparently gained PR as well. DailyBits went from a PR2 to a PR4.

I tried to check on Google’s data centers but most of them are behaving strangely (reporting a PR0 even for established websites). One tool that appears to be working is this one.

No one was expecting such an early PageRank update in 2008. The last one, as you probably can remember, happened late in October and it created a lot of buzz due to a new policy that Google decided to adopt towards websites that were selling text links without the nofollow tag.

Have you noticed any changes?


121 Responses to “Google PR Update: Here We Go Again!”

  • Napster

    No changes yet.

  • Daniel

    It appears that most sites will just retain the same PR though. That is the trend I am seeing.

  • TheBloggerTips


    I tried the tool you have provided but my new site less than a month, unable to see changes now.

  • Luciano Passuello

    My site Litemind went from PR5 to PR6…

  • smain

    still the same… on all my webs… 🙁

  • monkey

    hold on just checking my PR now! Nah still PR0 🙂

  • Delpher

    yes, PR start update

  • Ruchir

    My blog is the same

  • James Chartrand – Web Content Writer Tips

    3 to 4 here. I’ve heard PR may fluctuate over the next few days… true? Not true?

  • Ellie

    Nothing on this end. 🙁

  • Medhy

    I got PR 3 from PR 0. Nice. 🙂

  • Eli

    PR5 to PR4. Oh well, no big deal.

  • Photography Dreamer

    PR was updated this morning
    * 2 of my sites went from PR0 to PR3
    * 2 from PR0 to PR2
    * 1 stayed the same PR4

    So my conclusion is that it affected mainly new sites

  • Bogdan

    I got from PR3 to 4 and several of my pages also got PR4. I guess it’s starting.

  • James

    Hi hope it will come soon,but now no change

  • Steven

    The PR for my blog front page stayed at 5, but my site homepage went from 4 to 2. No idea why.

  • Christy

    I was shocked today when I saw that one of my blogs was dropped from a PR 3 down to two. I thought we’d at least get a few months break before this all started again.

    The site with the change is around four months old, I guess we’ll have to wait and see what they’re doing this time around.

  • Tejvan Pettinger

    one site PR3 to PR4

    new site 0 to 3

    many stayed same

    one went down from PR2 to PR1

    What does PR mean again? 🙂

  • martinsc

    i have lots of changes in PR on almost all sites (some down, some up) but no changes in the SERPs … yet…

  • daniy!

    I used but it seems there hasn’t any changes with my blogs PR. The PR 2 still got the same number, and the PR 0 hasn’t crack the egg yet. 🙁

    I tried to switch to your, but the server seemed respond quite long

  • lilian

    Got yr link through 45n5. Yeap, Google gave me a fright last night because my PR4/10 got unranked. And the green juice returned when I woke up. A few of my new blogs gained PR 1 and PR 2 as well.

  • steven wilson

    Went from pr 3 to pr 4 here.

  • Rishi Raj

    Wow, my not even a month blog got Pagerank 2. Man, my theme release atlast got me some success 🙂 !

  • Grace

    No changes yet, unfortunately.

  • Katy

    I noticed an increase in PageRank on Thursday evening for some of my internal pages and made a post about it.

    Overall, there were just a few changes for me but I did have a new blog go from 0 to 3 which was quite surprising.

  • Jason

    Cool. I went from a 1 to a 4 on Succes For Your Blog

  • Famous Quotes

    Yes, it’s definitely happening. My blog is just 2 months old and today it’s showing a PR of 1. So I am #1 now! LOL

  • MaddieB

    Looks like there was a small bump on Quebec Wines but no change on Find Mapping.

    Not clear whether the change has anything to do with Google though.

  • Rafael R. López

    from 3 t0 4 in my website
    Good luck to everyone!

  • Terinea Weblog

    Mine has changed from PR1 to a 4, which is good news.


  • seosos

    Yep. My blog has no PR now…
    Zero, Nada, Gurnisht.

  • thewild1

    i went from a p2 to p3… woohoo

  • Keith Dsouza

    I saw a PR jump from 4 to 5 but strangely one of the datacenter is showing PR as 7, unsure whether there will be another jump for me 🙂

  • marco

    2 to 1 … grmpf

  • Chip

    I noticed changes in my backlinks count as reported by Google’s Webmaster Tools. They seemed to be decreasing. As of today I cannot access the tools, nor the AdSense account. They are facing technical difficulties.

    I’m looking forward to access my account again and see and see what has changed.

  • Iversen

    jap..notice the changes.. probably those changes are for good..because no one wantts Pagerank 0 , and i ll try to improve that:)

  • Reno

    Went from 2 to 0. Not happy and I hope it changes soon.

  • CatherineL

    You are so lucky – most people I’ve spoken to so far have seen their PR drop. My PR on my blog went from a 3 to a 2.

  • Prashanth

    My site moved from PR 3 to PR 4 🙂

  • Daniel Harrison

    One of my sites that was a PR0 due to the paid links kickback has gone back up to a PR3. It was once a PR5, but still nice to know my email to Google was recognised. One of the sites that I haven’t contacted Google about has stayed at PR0.

    Don’t care about PR anymore, but still nice to know that I’m not on Google’s naughty list.

  • had somehow gone from PR5 to PR0 in the October update. This time around, I’m back to PR3, which is better than nothing, I suppose. jumped from PR2 to PR3.

  • Kristen

    No change (PR 3) in the Google toolbar, but the data centers tool showed PR 0 for three IPs before it timed out. Strange days…

  • km

    Nothing on this end

  • Carey

    Got a PR2 for a brand new site shop fitness and added a pr onto a couple of others.

  • Little Guy Network Review

    I dont see much changes, but my new blog went to pr3 hehe 🙂

  • Kevin

    I don’t think so… i haven’t find such changes yet…. however let’s hope it changes and raised by 1 or 2 😉

  • Alan

    My site Skills Portal went from PR5 to PR4. It really ruined my weekend!!

  • Mirco

    Still no changes on 7 of my websites, very weird.

  • George

    One 3 month old site went from PR 0 to 3.
    One blog 2 years old went from PR 5 to 3.
    The rest remained the same.

  • Alexis Kauffmann

    Most internal pages from changed from PR 2 to PR3. The home-page PR has not changed, stayed with 3, while my campanha.htm page leaped from 2 to 4. It is a 3 y.o. website with more than 12000 backlinks.

    My 1 year-old blog, leaped from PR2 to PR4.

    The blog I’ve started on December 24th last year, has jumped from PR n/a to PR5! What amazes me is the outstanding traffic number I earned since this incredible PR value: it stayed steady on 12 unique visits per day!!!

    Does PR still really mean anything?

  • drmike

    I’m still a zero on an established site but am heavily indexed. When I update, it gets in there in 20 minutes. It’s weird.

  • Nick – road2blogging

    Well, we can all but try and I definitely will for the next new update. When it was happening I was checking a few of my sites on the datacenter and all were showing up with zero. Then, like you I went and checked a few other established blogs and sites and they too were showing up as zero. Wondering if google were purposely blocking the datacenters revealing pr.

  • k.s.reddy

    When will Google finish 2008 January PR update?

  • Khayte

    Gawd, mine had gone to N/A too, I hate the fact that they have to reduce our PR’s just because we monetize our blogs. What’s the catch anyway? They do the same thing, too I guess on their ‘other’ websites perhaps. Damnn, it makes me go all crazy. –,

  • Manish

    Mine 3 websites/blogs went from PR3 to PR0
    I was writing few paid articles on them. Cud that be the reason ? I didnt have “paid post” or “sponsored post” written.


    I got a big fat 0


  • Hosting

    No update here …. to bad, I hope I will finally get my PR6

  • Megan

    I have definately seen some page rank changes in the past 30 days. Going back and forth with no apparent reasoning for my mains site. Nothing to make your heart pound a little harder to wonder where you are going to place for that day. But as of current I have slid a little but appear to be moving quite well for my main index site.

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention

  • Grant Glendinning

    My backlinks shown by Google using has definitely gone up, its now shoing 287, whereas last week it only showed 214. Another site I started the week after the last PR update also has around 90 links in Google. So a link: update has definitely been released. No doubt about it. I haven’t seen any PR changes, though.

  • zeniamai

    My backlink for lazymovie has definitely gone down. what’s up with google? My PR also went down from 5 to 4.. Really not that big of a deal but its just kindda disappointing in my part… hmmm…

  • koozehchian

    my PR decreased to 3 from 4 🙁

  • Mirco

    I just got PR 2 back. Before they dropped me from PR 4 to PR 2 and then PR 0.

  • zeniamai

    Why is google reading meta description? Google is using the meta description the same way as yahoo does… What’s up with that?!

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  • Farrhad

    My website is showing PR 3 in the google directory.
    Previously it was PR 1.

    Recreation: Aviation: Resources: Aviation Earth

  • phreakaholic

    when will PR update finished?

  • Monavie

    Lost PR. I think article directories lost the PR value they send on.

  • Stepje

    When is the next PR update? My site sticks to PR 1 for a long time:(

  • Tony

    Yes, I also would like to know about the next PR update. When can we expect that? My site needs a big boost and I might have a chance now.

  • bidarlah

    few months back it was a good PR3 and now PR0. what happened?
    really annoying.

    strangely, my domain is PR0 but my remains PR3. can anyone help?

  • sejur turcia

    does anyone know when the stupid PR update is supposed to happen ? thanks

  • jocuri

    I’m still a zero on an established site but am heavily indexed. When I update, it gets in there in 20 minutes. It’s weird.

  • prefabrik

    ist amazing thank you very much.

  • Kevin just got pagerank 3 from 0.

  • CB Radios

    From t he rumors going on, there was an update in late July this year, has anyone verified this? What about next update, anyone know when that may be?

  • jooga

    yes you are right there was an update in late july,but i think it was for some new sites only,becoz searched a lot and cant find anything about july update.May be no one has noticed,but i have seen it,a pr 0 site goes to pr 2.

  • Dilson Decano

    i also notice the google PR Update. my blog went from PR0 to PR1

  • Mohit Anand

    My website went up to PR 4. Cool!

  • Dr.Ariffaizal

    My PR droping from PR3 to zero after i change domain. It was 2 months i try working hard to get at list PR1, but it still don’t work

  • sem services

    i am really waiting for pr updation, i hope my website will get high this time..

  • movemore

    Google move everyday.

  • Allen – Montreal Web Design

    Having a PR of 3 within 5 months, Its all about who linked to you.
    Being in Montreal and in the web Dev. and SEO we are able to bring a PR0 to PR3 in no time .

    Montreal Web Design

  • Neetu Sharma


    Now after 3 months from 31st Dec 08, Google finally update my site’s PR as on 2nd April 09.

  • Brain Waves Technology Meditation CD

    Google PR Update: Here We Go Again! & Again

    Google are saying don’t pay for back-links and they ask you to report if you know of any site that do. I think I will report every one at yahoo directory as most part with big bucks for that same reason. They make up the rules as they go along. Idiots!

  • Web Design Company

    I noticed that Google update my site’s got pr4.

  • Greenhouse

    Still no change on most of my sites…

  • Decky Rooroh


  • konteyner

    i am really waiting for pr updation, i hope my website will get high this time.. konteyner

  • diolt

    google often update pr 3 months or 4 months. but search engine ranking updates daily basis.

  • tuxalot

    Looks like Google did a PR update today. I now have a measly PR of 1. My site is only 1 month old so I can’t complain I guess. Promoting like a mad dog, trying to not pay too much attention to PR but it’s hard!

  • Horst

    I got PR 2 from PR 3. 🙁

  • Free best software

    Today i’ve received two new updates – from PR0 ->>PR2 and PR1–>>PR2. Thanks Google !

  • oteller

    I was shocked today when I saw that one of my blogs was dropped from a PR 3 down to two. I thought we’d at least get a few months break before this all started again.

  • GMP

    I am really happy today!

    I got pr 2 in my new blog. It is just 2 months old!

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  • medyum

    one site pr4 to pr3
    one site pr4 to pr4

  • Window Film Guy

    I think today PR updated again. I had one site go from a 0 to a 2 and am very happy that it has moved up

  • Sem Services

    Today google has updated PR. 2 to 3 PR.

  • Jessica

    Google does not update pageranks like before every 3 months considering the last update was 4 months ago,now generally updates individual sites, to be honest no one knows whats going on with pagerank update anymore

  • Abhishek Gupta

    Google has updated its PR in December 2009, and I saw my website PR has been Increased but my friend website PR has not been increased and he was also doing link building for his website…can any body tell me how can its possible.

    Thanks for sharing

  • Farooq Azam

    Google had not made the criteria public. It updates after 3 to 4 months.

  • expertinn

    I was just searching some tools for predected page rank but it was very discouraging.
    You may seen there are some tools available to check the pr.
    These tools are basically set to measure only a few variables while as google measures are several times sophisticated. NO tool can tell you exact prediction even there are some websites tools which show very high or very low results.One you mentioned is showing pr10 is just set to display that while some of them are set to display zero. If you want to see reliability of the tool just check their own site for pr or some known site and you will see how the trend is set by so called tool masters.(say I have given subject for article on the issue)

  • baton

    Heey! Pr update today! 🙂
    As for links, I sell them on one blog, which was pr2, and still pr2, so if you sell links moderately, it will not influence noticeably

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