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Google stops Page Rank update of website/link,.if so why? any way forward?



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Google stops Page Rank update of website/link,.if so why? any way forward?

Since the beginning of this year, i have being hearing news that Google has stopped updating websites in terms of their page rank,.please i need to confirm from the house here if they have ever heard about the news and if it is true? And if true, then what is the way forward now? And most importantly how does one monitor the progress of his website since it is mainly determined by increase in Page rank? Please i need your feedback, suggestions, advice, comments. Thank you.
Chetaseo.

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idealmike

Hi chetaseo, Google haven't stopped updating PR (PageRank) internally, they still use it, but they have stopped showing what it is to the public. This was done a while ago now. A long while ago. The last Google Toolbar PageRank update was on December 6, 2013.

I'm really glad they've done this since it was creating a bad user experience and a lot of spam. All those PR9 links being sold to naive newbies are no more! Although some people are still selling them. Even though the actual link they get isn't on a PR9 page.

However for monitoring progress, one should be using a rank tracker of some kind so he/she can monitor where they are ranking in the SERPs. I use ProRankTracker. So that is how you should be monitoring the progress of your site not by what the PR of it is.

Basically, Google can still see the PR internally but the public cannot see it. What you can still see however and are reliable are PA (Page Authority) DA (Domain Authority) as well as things like CF (Citation Flow) and TF (Trust Flow) as well as other 3rd party metrics like mozRank, Alexa rating etc but those are 3rd party metrics and Google doesn't use them as a ranking factor.

Just focus on building quality backlinks and doing quality SEO both in terms of your on-page and off-page SEO. Forget about PR. It's gone and will never return. Instead focus on building and doing both quality on-page and quality off-page SEO and monitor your rankings with some rank tracking software and hopefully, just hopefully, one day people will forget all about PageRank and that it ever existed. Google stops Page Rank update of website/link,.if so why? any way forward?



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chetaseo

Thanks for your input to this. i guess i will make sure of the proranktracker or rank tracker to monitor the progress of my site. as for the off-page and on-page SEO, truly i have been working hard on them for my site and hope to see a very good result soon in terms of getting a higher google rankings as well as increase in traffic visitors.



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ajlancer

Hi chetaseo thanks for your nice question about Google page rank (PR). Yes you hear right news for anywhere, Google has stopped update over some months. And I think they never chance of their page policy to get back PR system to show on public. So, do not need to wait for them again. And you can monitor your site by PA and DA by several rank tracker. And as per as I know Google very much insist on high quality content for ranking. So, make your site optimized by on-page and off-page SEO. And try to do it manually. Hope you will see impact on search ranking.

Regards by Ajlancer



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chetaseo

Thank you very much. surely since it looks like page rank is gone for good, PA and DA is obviously what i will concentrate on.with that, i do not really need to worry about PR anymore. i will make a thorough research on these ranking software you and idealmike has mentioned and work very well on them. it is surely a good alternative. but i need to ask a question here? how does one determine the PA and DA of his site? any free website that one can use to check it as it is for PR? like for PR, you can use www.prchecker.info to check it for free.



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idealmike

You're welcome. There are many free online PA and DA checkers out there. Some are better than others! Too many to list here. Just do a Google search for "bulk pa da checker" and you will find them. The bulk ones are useful because it means you can check the DA/PA of many of your internal posts/pages etc and not just your homepage. Google stops Page Rank update of website/link,.if so why? any way forward?



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Lynne

Yes I heard that PR went long time ago. I now focus on page authority and domain authority Google stops Page Rank update of website/link,.if so why? any way forward? I think you can use Moz to check



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chetaseo

Does using moz comes free or with some payment package? Also how do i get access to ti,. provide provide me with a link to thier website so i can use the moz tool



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idealmike

moz.com dude! They have both free and paid tools and an API you can tap into too. But you're better off using similarweb.com as it will show and tell you a lot more info about your domain. Check out my guide on Top 5 Free Online Marketing Tools Every Newbie Internet Marketer Should Use. It mentions SimilarWeb and how it works as well as some other stuff you might find very useful! Google stops Page Rank update of website/link,.if so why? any way forward?



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Cristian

There are plenty of tools out there that ranks websites. Tools like open site explorer from moz, ahrefs and alexa just to name a few.
Google Page rank is dead for years, stop holding on to the past mate.
In essence you only need such metrics to compare your websites with the competition, otherwise, try to focus more on getting better ranks and improving your website.



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idealmike

I agree. The past is such a hard thing for some people to let go off isn't it? I mean, when things used to work for them before and those same things can no longer be used anymore it leaves some people scratching their head and wondering what else they can do. So as it is with PageRank, a lot of people used to base their SEO based on what their PageRank was. But this was never a solid foundational way to base your SEO from the start in my opinion. For years (way before PageRank even stopped) I've been telling people to forget about PR, forget it even exists and to base their SEO on high quality actions and things that count and look at where their site is ranking in the SERPs not by what their PR is. I still give that same advice now for the people that are looking at their sites other metrics like PA/DA etc. Just do quality SEO and get the rankings. The numbers will look after themselves!



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Corzhens

I am still in the process of learning the system of Google Page Rank and now it is already passe. My idea about the Page Rank is its use for Google in quick evaluation of the website to be included in the search list. Perhaps the Page Rank is the first filter for the candidate websites. However, it takes time to update the Page Rank and to think that there are millions or billions of websites to be updated in the Page Rank database, it is a big waste of time if the algorithm can take care of everything regarding website ranking in the search list.



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