Fifteen-days ago, Google dropped PageRank values from Webmaster Tools and the search community took that as a bold statement. The statement was clear, webmasters “shouldn’t focus on PageRank so much,” said Google.
Last night, Google pushed out a Google Toolbar PageRank update, despite making that bold statement just a couple weeks ago. As Danny explained clearly in his What Is Google PageRank? A Guide For Searchers & Webmasters, “Toolbar PageRank — is a snapshot of internal PageRank taken every few months.” Yes, months ago and it is far from current.
Despite all of this, Google has updated the PageRank values in the Google Toolbar sending a mixed message to webmasters and SEOs.