• http://techsdiary.com/ Todd Foster

    Exactly, I have said this for a long time. Either remove it or update it.

  • https://plus.google.com/102485180282201748928/posts Evan Hall

    I’d like to see it integrated into Chrome.

  • http://www.businessonmarketst.com/ Nicole Pereira

    Would be nice if they just made a decision like that. It would allow people to either let go or keep up to date on best practices better.

  • http://expresswriters.com/ Julia McCoy

    It appears that Google just simply doesn’t want people to go off of page rank as a qualified metric for judging link quality. There are however plenty of other tools for judging the overall quality of posts and pages.

  • seoservices4smallbusiness

    Last Google page rank update was on Feb 2013 after that there is no update. Its a long time. Nobody knows except Google when the next Google Pagerank update will happen !! I agree with your point ‘Just kill it already, if it’s not going to kept fresh’ !!

  • http://www.myjapanesegreentea.com/ Ricardo Caicedo

    If pagerank isn’t working, what’s the next best tool to use instead for SEO purposes?

  • CaptainKevin

    Cool. All those people faking pagerank and selling links have a free pass to do so for a long time. What a great netizen Google is. I say delete pagerank entirely!

  • George Scott

    They might as well adopt MozRank then

  • Durant Imboden

    Maybe they could randomize toolbar PR from day to day, just to screw the minds of link buyers and sellers. :-)

  • http://www.keshkesh.com/ Takeshi Young


  • Peter Watson

    Who cares if they don’t remove it? Just ignore it.

  • http://searchengineland.com/ Danny Sullivan

    Because if you’re going to offer something to guide consumers, which is what the meter is expressly designed for, then offering something broken is kind of bad.

  • Peter Watson

    But it never really did guide the user because it was always approx 3 months behind. So for me, I never looked at it anyway. In my eyes it was always broken. lol

  • http://www.personalinjurydefenders.com/personal-injury-attorneys.html Macky Anderson

    Interesting, for now they retained it without an update. I also agree
    with what other reactions are. Update it or remove it and replace it
    with a new thing to consider.

  • http://www.outsource-seo-philippines.com/ OutsourceSEOPhils

    I say, just pull the plug out on the PageRank Meter already and let us stop obsessing about PRs. :)

  • Raviraj Tak

    Google is making lot of changes from last 2 years and this has turned the whole SEO’s, Webmasters and the Mid level business a huge loss or affect on their businesses. It looks like that after so many years Google is awaken from his sleep and doing all this kind of updates. Coming to the point all the websites performance was based on their quality of links and for that purpose the Page Rank was introduced. Now that they have stopped updating the page rank or no more update seen from last 8 months and now this post says Google is not interested in updating Page Rank than why not they just remove the thing off and keep the plain toolbar…
    “Just kill it already, if it’s not going to kept fresh.” This suits better Just let it go or update it

  • Dave

    Just like “not provided”, remove the PR. At present the toolbar is only functional with IE and people(SEOs) rely on third party tools and Add-ons. It’s better to shut the Green Bar or update it regularly…Don’t give the chance to Link Sellers to make money of what Google is unable to update on regular basis.

  • Dave

    Is this the reason why PR is not favored by big guns, just to make MozRank the only player to make out the score of a website? After PR death, SEOs will start running for MozRank…

  • Dave

    You are right. Imagine how much money Link Sellers have made since from Feb, 2013!!! And now they will do their best to make more money in the next two months or may be 3-4 months.

  • Dave

    Now a days Google SERPS are good enough to screw the minds. We don’t need another ScrewDriver. Instead they should drop PR or update it regularly.

  • gaurav jafrain

    There are so many other tools to check PR except Google toolbar. So according to me it’s not a big deal if google is not doing any update in Google tollbar for last 8 months. Try Mozrank it’s also a good tool.

  • http://www.technivo.com/ Ankit Singh

    MOZ rank is good alternative i guess if page rank is dead

  • http://www.starwebinnovations.co.uk/ Bhupinder Bhogal

    Totally agree! Update it or kill it!!!

  • http://topspot-official.blogspot.com/ Daniel Benny Simanjuntak

    Google consistently goes in the direction of attendance and PR for a long time shows something far away from reality.

  • https://plus.google.com/115194199565322841506/about John Britsios

    I hope they will remove it entirely. That will be an awesome decision for defending the manipulation of PageRank.

  • http://www.v2interactive.net/ Josh

    Sure. Remove keywords from GA, remove PR. Remove it all.

  • http://www.v2interactive.net/ Josh

    Moz. Enough said. Ha.

  • http://www.michaelmerritt.org/ Michael Merritt

    If Google really believes in their “create quality, relevant content” message, they’ll remove the PR meter.

  • http://www.dreamtechie.com/ Yogita Aggarwal

    No Doubt, In the absence of Google PR; MozRank is the another important factor to judge the quality of a site.

  • http://www.dreamtechie.com/ Yogita Aggarwal

    No Doubt, In the absence of Google PR; MozRank is the another important factor to judge the quality of a site.

  • http://www.keshkesh.com/ Takeshi Young

    Majestic SEO also has their own website metrics called Trust Flow and Citation Flow, and their web index is much larger than Moz’s. If Google PR continues not to be updated, I suspect they may feature their metrics more prominently, perhaps include it in a toolbar.

  • http://blackhatpwnage.com/ igl00

    i dont think they will remove PR – as theres value for people with it, but not updating it often is good for them – to keep SEOs not knowning freshly whats hot or not.

  • Graciousstore

    If Google thinks that the page rank is relevant to consumers why not keep current and up to date for them?

  • http://www.coingenesis.com/ ankit mishra

    Google will update PR sections with new features, Google always believe good quality so that will really precious step for all of Us.

  • http://chiprip.com/ Raghav Thakur

    Yup, remove it or update it.. My blog is stuck with PR 2 and I have really done some hard work to improve it in the last few months… If that remains the same then most probably my visitors who really want some basics of SEO wont give it that much importance… as still many of the newbie’s install this toolbar and assume if the site is of any importance or not

  • http://theseonut.com/ Adam

    I honestly don’t know a single person, outside of SEO, that uses or even knows what PageRank is. Not that those people don’t exist, but they have to be in the far far far minority. I could be completely wrong though….but everyone I’ve had to explain what SEO is didn’t know what page rank was either. I’d be really interested to see what the percentage is of people (outside of SEO) that do… , .01 percent? .0001 percent? Either way, I’d love it if they just got rid of it as well. It does more harm than good in the SEO world, and would force more variety in link building rather than targeting pages that have a longer pretty green bar. Even though I have a flagship site that has several pr7 and pr6 pages linking to it, it would be nice if they updated it one more time if they plan on supporting it but not updating it. Planning on selling it next year, and would fetch a higher price if the pr was updated, otherwise it’s perceived value will go down due to it being PR0, even though it’s most likely a pr6. Update the darn thing or take it off Poogle!

  • http://theseonut.com/ Adam

    I hope not. Their index is too small. At least in comparison with other services.

  • atsad141

    Me too got sticky on PR2. Working hard to improve the rank but nothing changed yet.

  • Illogicalthinker

    I agree with Danny. All the time I get people asking how to improve their PR, or should they attempt to make a relationship with a high PR/low PR site. But it is nearly impossible to convince them it is not important.

    They have read five year old books, become self taught experts, and think we are “bad” for advising against it.

    Why you would hire a “professional” then not take their advice, is beyond me.

  • http://www.DesignA.ws/ Design A

    Google Webmaster Tools % change reports and Google Analytics by a long shot. PR is becoming less and less relevant thankfully. I’ve had websites that rank on the first page of Google for highly competitive search terms with a PR of zero…

  • james

    Why are there people saying it is a good thing?? When google penalises a site they remove the PR back to 0… with no visibility on this how is it possible to know whether or not a site that you submit a guest post to has been penalised or not? The MOZrank will increase regardless even if the site is spammed to death… I really can’t believe any of you havent thought of this

  • Career Camel

    I think the main problem is this: Yes, WE her on this blog all know it has not been updated for months, but there will be 1000’s of people who dont know about the delay in updating who will continue to judge a site by the PR! In my opinion it is pretty damaging for a lot of people to just leave it in limbo.

  • Career Camel

    I just wrote a comment above that completely disagrees with the idea that no one outside of the SEO world even knows what PR is! Would be interested to know your opinion on whether you think basic level advertising buyers know about PR, I personally think there are a huge amount of people with reasonable knowledge, understanding and a marketing budget who buy advertising space, who also know about PR but probably do not know that PR has not been updated for 10 months.

  • http://www.virtuosoft.eu/ István Ujj-Mészáros

    I have just found out that my site’s pagerank is updated today! It is a relatively new site (started in February).