Google has updated the PageRank values of many sites within the Google Toolbar. This is the first toolbar PageRank update of the year, and arguably the first one in almost 9 months. There have been minor updates, where some sites have seen their PageRank change during 2010, but I believe the last huge PageRank update was in April 2010.
I posted the news at the Search Engine Roundtable yesterday, where there are close to 40 comments in less than 24 hours on the PageRank update. Honestly, I am a bit upset to see so many SEOs and webmasters interested in this update. As we know, Toolbar PageRank is very out of date and does not have a direct impact on a site’s ranking. Heck, even well-known Googlers have call PageRank Overhyped.
That being said, Toolbar PageRank is often a badge of pride to many webmasters and I understand why some webmasters smile when their PageRank goes up and frown when the PageRank goes down.
I am wishing you all more Google green pixels for your web sites!
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