Google PageRank is a mystery indeed!

Google PageRank Frequent updates

It feels really like a few days ago, when I posted Google pr updates 2011, how my blog went to PR4 from PR0.

And lately, everyone (especially webmasters or bloggers) including myself noticed some PR updates which has short time difference, about a month or so.

The updates are really surprising, and surely, to those who have always think that Google pagerank is very important, they will check their pages’s page rank regularly.

I am always noticing the updates, since I have SEOquake addon installed with my Firefox web browser. (latest post about Firefox, Firebug bottom bar disappeared in Firefox 5.0).

By using this addon, whenever I visit a page or my own web pages, there is a small green bar in the right corner of my Firefox browser that will show me the associated page’s PR.

This makes everything easier, and I do not need to check my site’s PR whenever there is Google pagerank update.

None knows about Google Pagerank formula

Since I am an active member of a popular webmasters forum, it is very common that whenever there is PR updates, some people will announce it, either they will have PR drops, or having their page rank increased.

However, what I found really annoying is that some people will ask the same thing, like “how to increase page rank?”

I mean, there are tons of SEO tips and techniques out there, but really, none knows the formula or none can really explains how it is calculated.

Some typical methods, are improving our site’s SEO and if you don’t force it, it will come alone in the end.

Since I don’t see any significant difference on traffic or indexing, I am trying not to focus on Google PageRank too much.

I know it is good to have a higher PR but it is not the very first point I should achieve with my blog.

My real focus after Google PageRank updates are actually if I see any difference on Search Engine Result Pages.

If my site’s ranking stays the same, that is all that matters to me, I don’t get worried too much about the PR.

Google PageRank is a mystery indeed!

Additionally, none will understand how this logarithmic works. As a fact, this 1,5 years blog with more backlinks is on PR2 while my “extremely new” blog with one post, and built about 4 months ago is on PR3.

I have never touch nor promote that new PR3 blog, but it just happens.

However, my inner pages, such as “About me” page, and other pages are on PR3, including sitemap.xml!

How would I understand or can someone explain how my sitemap.xml is on PR3?..

google pagerank
Sitemap.xml is on PR3 - August 2011

Anyway, I don’t want to sell links in my site, so to me traffic is much more important.

My PR3 blog has 20-30 visitors daily, and this one has about 5000 – 6000 visitors daily, surely I would prefer having the lower PR but the higher traffic.

How is Google PageRank important to you?



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  1. says

    I don’t think Google PR is good enough to measure a blog popularity. My PR drop to 1 and then go up to 2 again. It doesn’t affect my search engine ranking also :)

  2. says


    Thanks for the Great Post and nice discussion on Google Page Rank. My home page is consistently on Page Rank 3 which a lot of people seem to think is good. I would love to see a blog that ranks 7, 8, 9, or 10 so that we could look at that blog and try to figure out what that blogger is doing right, and what a high ranking blog looks like. Thanks for the honest sharing and not pretending to know everything about Google page rank, which, nobody, of course, does!

    • says

      Hi Jupiter Jim,

      I have visited frequently some blogs which have high PR such as PR6-PR8, those blogs are usually almost not having affiliate links :)

      Congrats on having PR3 consistently, that is very great!

      Yes, none knows about Google PR formula :)

      Thanks for coming accross, and leaving a comment


  3. says


    I think you meant to say, “Since I am an active member of a POPULAR webmasters forum, ” NOT “Since I am an active member of a popual webmasters forum,”

    I hope you don’t mind that I am trying to help.

    Take Care,

    Jupiter Jim

    • says

      Thank you Thank you :)

      That’s how my post is if I wrote at night LOL

      Thanks for the catch, will update it right away



  4. says


    I love the notification I received in the email that let me know that you had responded to my blog comment. What is the name of the plugin that does that? Could you please share that name with me?

    p.s. always happy to edit for you since you have such useful content!

    Jupiter Jim

  5. says

    I have been in SEO field since one year, PageRank depends on the number of backlinks, quality backlinks which is coming from high page rank sites. These are wonderful information shared. Thanks for the post.