Google PageRank (the visible toolbar PageRank that is) was updated around the web on the 23rd and 24th of June, changing the visible PageRank scores which appear on the toolbars of Google users all over the globe. Lots of publishers tend to use PageRank as a metric for judging the quality of their site, which I do not agree with, but toolbar PageRank is still relevant to many website owners and bloggers, so any update is still a big deal.
The last Google PageRank update I remember was during IM Spring Break in early April, and according to those tracking the Google Toolbar update frequencies, this update comes a bit early.
Barry “Big Daddy Hoops” Schwartz reports over at the Roundtable :
What is interesting about this PageRank update is that it comes less than a month from the last PageRank update. The May 2009 PageRank update took place on May 27th/28th. This one started last night on June 23rd.
As far as I can tell, the homepage PageRank for many of our S&S properties has not changed much, but we have seen a definite increase across the board in Google driven referrals which started last week. Could that increase in search referrals and this latest update be intertwined?
How did your sites make out during the last update? Please feel free to share in the comments below.