Google PageRank Update: October 27, 2007

I’m seeing a number of new sites showing PageRank updates tonight, and assume that it has to be happening elsewhere as well. This of course comes on the heels of the PageRank massacre earlier this week.

There’s not too much to post right now on this as more information comes in — but I wanted to spread the word and see what others are seeing as well. Having expected a global update in July and never seeing it, this is certainly exciting news for those in the search marketing industry.

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22 thoughts on “Google PageRank Update: October 27, 2007

  1. It looks as though youtube took a hit and went down to PR3 ? Another comment I have is that Brian Gardner sais on his site that he it is nice to see that his PR is at 6 for his Revolution News site. But if I am not mistaken the domain is only a couple months old. How can that be?

  2. My bet is there are a lot of changes still to happen. Give it a few days for the new algo to take hold and for Google to make some manual updates.

    Clearly something is just whacko with some of the PRs we have seen (like the YouTube example). Going to be “fun” to watch this all play out.

  3. My website droped to 3 even though it shows that I have at least one page with PR over 5 in Webmasters Tools for a while ;( I know where’s my mistake, but that’s too late now.

    However I see some of websites I worked on growed from 3 to 4 and from 4 to 5…

  4. I’m dazed and confused and disappointed. I have rarely paid for a link, have pages that are authoritative references and I have quality links. I have been a PR of 5 for the last 2 years and this is a real blow. Maybe it’s all my unrelated posts to SEO blogs (we make glass jewelry) that is hurting me. I’m only halfway joking.

    I guess the only consolation is that my keyword rankings do not seem to have changed and since misery loves company, some of my competitors seem to have gone down as well.

  5. There is nothing affected by pagerank for SearchEngine Journal actually. The number of PR means nothing for readers.

    As I notice, the PR changed was caused by Google directory update ( ), and the update was sync with dmoz.

    The PR is just re-calculated by the new listings of Google directory.

  6. Even we faced the same hit on our website. We had been trying to keep our website rich from the content front and the cross-linking factor. But it seems that the SE does not encourage having directories on the website. Inspite of following the necessary guidelines our website has taken a hit.

    I think we will have to be more cautious .


  7. All over the place for me, but mostly good. My sites and blogs with no PR went to PR 3. A PR 4 sites drops to three, but it’s blog goes from 0-3. Go figure!

    What I do know for sure is that we all need Google way more than Google needs us. I have taken lots of effort to find traffic beyond Google. These efforts are time consuming but they do work.

  8. I’m happy with this update since my site stepped from pagerank 3 to pagerank 4!

    A strange update anyway… we’ve waited for 6 months and now a lot of sites have lost 1-2 or eve 3 pr points!

  9. Well it finally happened, the Google Page rank update. Google updated all of my page ranks on all of the sites I manage the search engine optimization for. I am happy to say that none of my page ranks haven fallen and several have gained one or two places.

    Google’s last page rank update was in April and many webmasters have been waiting since the last update to reap the rewards of all the hard work they have put in optimizing pages, building quality back links, adding continuous fresh content, and holding their breaths.

    I haven’t seen any keyword placement movement since the new Google update but it may take up to two full weeks to see how significant the Google page rank still is to search engines like Yahoo and MSN.

    I believe Google page rank is still relevant and will impact millions of websites around the world. The Google page rank is a calculation of various areas of your sites worth and as Google adjust its algorithm to come up with the best possible score for your websites value in the market your are trying to place in again.

    Many of you are now seeing page ranks on new sites that have had a score of zero for several months. Others of you have see your great page rank go down, which may hurt your overall placement only time will tell.

    I have seen the results of page ranks dropping on Text Link sites due to selling of these links but haven’t seen the punishment Google is said to be giving out to people who purchase these links for their sites. I am sure Google is weighing the cheating factor and grading the sites accordingly.

    Now that a new Google page rank has been made, don’t stop optimizing your site planning to wait until the last minute to spam the system. Continue working hard as even more and more competitors are coming online as we speak. Do what’s best for your customer and the search engines usually follow right along.

    Good content, placing your links in the right places, and streamlining your meta tags will always payoff in the end. Remember in search engine optimization, you have to be patient, be diligent, and know that your are targeting the right keywords and audience for your business.

    Until the next big Google update, take care of your business and your business will take care of you.

  10. We have lots of trade scecific directories and so far we have not seen too much change. But our main Uk local search directories have increased from zero to a pagerank of 4. Our oldest main directory has stayed the same on PR5. I dont think the whole update is finnished yet. Lets wait and see.

  11. For many of the real estate sites, yesterday was a day where sites either got additional backlinks or their backlinks were further discounted by google. For example, google toolbar credits me with 43 backlinks whereas a couple of days ago it was at 34.

  12. It’s great than an update is taking place but my site is still PR2 despite all my hard work of the last three months…..disappointing!

    Anybody have any idea when the update will be complete.

  13. My main site has been at PR5 since the start of the year and has now dropped to PR4 for no apparent reason other than Googles new algo. It’s possible that we have some PR leak due to the outbound links on our front page but we don’t have that many and all are quality links totally vetted by us.

    The one thing I am concerned about is the rel=”nofollow” attribute that can be added to anchor text. If Google, and any other search engine recognising the tag, see’s this tag it will not follow through to the page the link describes. Google will not count the link when calculating page rank for that page, and will not take into account the anchor text for determining relevant terms for that page.

    So, I intend to look at the backlinks on our page and determine which ones should have this attribute added, and I guess other website owners will be doing the same. The problem is that this could lead to everyone adding this attribute to all of their outbound links so that none of their PR leaks away. If this is correct and I haven’t missed the point somewhere along the line, then wouldn’t this eventually devalue Googles PR mechanism or HAVE I missed the point?