Google pagerank update at the end of 2008

It seems that Google has indeed increased the frequency in its PageRank updates. I have seen a definite change on sites that I am working with. Quite a few of the sites suddenly went up one point, and upon investigating a bit, (thanks Search Engine Journal) it seems I am not the only one.

Google describes PageRank as:

PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page’s value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves “important” weigh more heavily and help to make other pages “important”.

For more information on PageRank, check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PageRank

Apparently the actual update was on the 30th of December, so many people will start to see changes on the search engines over the new year and the beginning of 2009. If anyone is interested, SEO Company has a page showing updates, I dont know how accurate it is, or how up to date, but it has some interesting info anyway.

Sadly, not everyone is going to benefit from the changes, there are many sites that will drop in PageRank, but I suppose not everyone can be a winner, there has to be a loser too :(

The sites I noticed the biggest change on, were the ones that I have been working hard on with on-page SEO, as well as making them faster loading, valid xhtml and css, cross browser compliant.

Lets hope that 2009 is a good year for all our websites, good luck to all!

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    Yet another example of how Google rewareds sites that continually get updated, so if you neglect a site for a few months, as I’ve experienced lately, it will be gone.

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    Improved frequency of PR changes is good for good seo workers, as they can get benefits in short time period with out waiting for a long time

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    I have suffered quite a bit through this update. one of the site flippers that I support has had problems with this frequency update. No quick bucks to be made anymore.. Is was good while it lasted. Great site by the way. atb George

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    I do not know if Google updates the pagerank, but I already has over 1 years with a PR4, every time Google does not put it more difficult to attract visitors to our site, Google wants all the web traffic for them, is not just be left to compete and I am trying to get by with Google Adsense.Pero really earn a pittance if you have it 5 to attract more visitors.

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    I think a lot more changes are ahead for the way Google ranks webpages. In 2009, I have already had some great success, however I am wondering how long it will last.

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    I think Google updates the pagerank every 3 month

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    One of our client’s page rank declined, because he was using another SEO company, and they did some balck hat things. Client turned up to us and asked us to regain the page rank. We had to do lot of things.

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    I already has over 5 months with a PR1

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    Page ranking is the best way of getting your product sold in the market, even though the traffic to site is less page ranking can only be judged by the keyword density of that site.

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    Google ranked the page accoring to the material in the page and other process like link building play also an important role .Specific dates or time for the page ranking is unbelievable.

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