We know how much you all love it when Google updates their PageRank algorithm. Well, here is some more great news to wet your appetite.
There have been whisperings across the web about a new update, which actually comes less than one month after the last one. The May 2009 update took place on May 27th while it is reported that this current update started as early as June 23rd.
Most of the whisperings are coming from Webmaster World and DigitalPoint forums. Here is what some webmasters are reporting:
“Huh, I’m experiencing a new PR-Toolbar-Update – 26 days after the other?! Well, it’s definitely something changing here.”
“I just took a look at two sites; both have had a change in homepage PR according to my usual scores.”
“Confirmed… New site launched 1 month ago has PR of 2.”
“That was an early update. You can never guess what Google are going to do.”
Many publishers tend to use PageRank as a metric for judging the quality of their site. Also the PR score can give a good indication of the level of traffic you will receive from Google. The higher your ranking, then most likely the more traffic you will receive.
At this stage the whispers are just hearsay, as there has been no official word from Google on the update. However, Loren Baker from Search Engine Journal is buying into the hype:
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?
Has this update had an effect on your website’s PR score? Let us know in the comments section below.