Google PageRank Update In Progress

It looks like Google is doing another round of PR updates. I noticed that my rank has gone back up to PR4. It used to be PR3. Could it be that Google is starting to like me again? They still don’t have me rank number 1 for my name but they move my position from page 6 to page 5. Woo! :mrgreen:

Looking around the Net I see more PageRank increase than decrease. Shoemoney is back up to PR6, from PR5 and Tyler Cruz has gone from PR0 to PR3. It looks like many of the PayPerPost blogs that were slapped with PR0 has been given some of their PR back.

I’m not sure what message, if any, Google is trying to send with this latest PR update. PR3 to PR4 doesn’t mean much. However, for a PPP blog that was slapped with a PR0, going back to PR3 means a bunch of PayPerPost offers just became available.

Did you blog PageRank went up or down with this latest update? I’ll be interested in knowing.

118 thoughts on “Google PageRank Update In Progress”

  1. J. Botter says:

    Actually, as of 6:00pm ET, you ARE the #1 result in Google for your name. First time I’ve seen that, ever. Congrats.

    1. Ashley says:

      I’m actaully NOT seeing you as #1 for your name. I see John Cow!

      1. Yeah, John Cow has been #1 for John Chow’s name for quite some time now. I think Google is letting go of some of the resentment…maybe. Or, there may just be so many other sites doing the same things John did that they have to start ranking on a curve…. so we all go up. *=) yay!


        1. Mac-Sage says:

          Oh, no! I’m getting flash-backs of college chemistry exams. Aaaaaahhhhhhh!
          Isn’t it time we get rid of the bell-curve? It’s such a pessimistic model of society.

          Hmmm… my Google rank remains steady at 2.

        2. Gamer says:

          Google is an asshole, almost like a child. “huuuuhuuu John tried to buy links I dont like him” few months later “hey john wanna be friends again?”

    2. Yea, I’m seeing John Cow at #1 in Google for John Chow just like it’s been for a long time.

    3. MR. NICE GUY says:

      I think those that are Smorty members are also slapped by Google. My PR3 blog went down to zero last month. What the heck but if this is true that Super G is returning the PR again thanks. 😈 😈 😈 😈

  2. Frumkes says:

    Nothing changed πŸ˜₯

    1. Ecko says:

      Yes, nothing changed in my PR. πŸ™

  3. I must be getting my Google from a different data canter because I don’t see the change on your blog or Shoemoney’s, still a 3 for you and a 5 for Shoe.

    1. Syed Balkhi says:

      you guys need to follow the tutorial I showed on my blog post

      At the end of this post you can update your toolbar datacenter IP to the one which is updating. If you follow that then you can see the changes.

  4. Matt says:

    Does my toolbar need to update or something? Mine is still showing at a PR3. ❓

    1. Ashley says:

      I’m in California and I’m seeing what John is seeing. PR4 PR6

      1. Syed Balkhi says:

        It doesn’t matter where you are from anyone can change the ip address of the toolbar and It will work.

  5. Eric says:

    No change at my blog just yet. Was a sweet PR6 back in the old days – two years ago. Now it is a reasonable PR2, but would be nice to get a boost with this update.

  6. What do you guys use to check PR?

    1. Ashley says:

      I’m just using the Google toolbar on my Firefox browser.

    2. Googlelady says:

      try this:

  7. Wade says:

    I still have a page rank of 0. My blog is right under 2 months old though. I was hoping to at least hit a 1. I am the 1st and 2nd result for “Adsense secrets volume” and “adsense secrets volume 4” πŸ˜€ lol not much, but it was nice to see me on the first page for something. Maybe some of you can help out by stopping by. I just wrote a review on Joel Comm’s book, Adsense Secrets Volume 4. I also posted recently on how to start up your own site. I will be following up with some popular plugins I recommend and where to find some good free wordpress themes. Check it out!

    Shudogg Dot Com – Make Money Online Blogging

  8. What a awful day! Google kill me again! My blog Voice Of Dingchao goes down to PR0 from PR3!!! I believe this is definitely a murder! God knows it is.

  9. Lisa says:

    This is the second PR update my blog has been through and it went from PR 2 to PR 3 which makes me happy. I haven’t put the time and effort into it that I used to…but I refuse to throw in the towel. This gives me some encouragement to keep pressing on.

  10. No change, my site remained at PR5.

  11. Ashley says:

    I’m seeing different results for many of my sites (and when I use this SEO tool:

    Maybe Google is mid-stream on somesort of update. Using the SEO tool I’m seeing some lower PR ratings then I do when I use the toolbar.

  12. Dave says:

    My blog stayed the same as it was before. (Google PR 3) Same as John Chow so I guess my blog is a heavy hitter just like him…. But without the thousands of RSS readers of course.

  13. Zak Show says:

    Wooo :mrgreen: My blog is a PR3 now ! From PR0 To PR3 for my 4 month old, 100% 80 Unique article, and 1 PR3, 3 PR2 Backlinks. Sounds that google rewards me for my effort ❗
    I hope that everyone got what he deserve too.

  14. Life on Mars says:

    I am PR5 now, πŸ™‚

    1. MR. NICE GUY says:

      Good for you. My PR went down to zero. Google is slapping blogs like there’s no tomorrow hehehe. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  15. I doubled from a PR2 to a PR4

    What I found even more interesting is that one of my forums that was a PR4 got knocked down to a PR0 which I thought was due to my use of TLA code on the site. I removed the code after the drop and with the latest update I jumped up to a PR2.

    Read more about my update here if you’re interested.

    I believe it’s definetely safe to say that if you own even a small to mid sized site running TLA can be hazardous to your Page Rank’s health πŸ™‚

    1. SEO Mash says:

      Not sure I would agree with this at all. Most of the sites I follow that got hit a few updates back seem to have recovered their PR. In fact, even themselves have their PR7 back again.

  16. My PR went up a notch to 4. I was thinking that my low PR before was caused by the 181 errors I get when I try validating my index page’s code ( BTW … you get 108 errors. I used to have over 300 hundred errors but many of those disappeared when I started uninstalling WordPress plugins.
    There are many WP plugin authors producing very bad code.

  17. Daniel Rizzo says:

    My Google PR is 3. I think this pagerank update is only in USA.
    Here in Brazil, all blogs I know are in the same rank. LetΒ΄s wait for news…

  18. Greg says:

    I went from a PR0 to a PR2 since yesterday. Not much, but sure makes me happy! πŸ˜›

  19. Dan Caskie says:

    Nothing as of yet, still a PR3. I’m curious though about how I’ll be ranked now that I’ve switched the site over to Nings platform. ❓

  20. NetMoneyFAQ says:

    Just noticed the same, good and bad news for me! My premier Exchange Server siteThe Exchange Information Store has gone from PR5 to PR4 but my new Business Travel websiteThe Business Travel Guru went from a PR3 to PR5, which I was expecting as I put alot into this site in the last few months. Have not checked all of my other sites but remains unchanged.

  21. My older domain names stayed at PR4.

    My newer domain, is still a zero, even though I’m getting pretty good traffic, but the site is still less than 3 month’s old.

    How long does it normally take to get a ranking?

    Stanley Bronstein
    Attorney, CPA, Author, Blogger & Professional Motivational Speaker

  22. Jennifer J says:

    One of my sites went from a PR 3 to PR4. Another went from a PR 4 to PR 5 and another went from PR1 to PR 4. So, I’m a happy camper. πŸ˜†

  23. Zero and Up says:

    I hope they give it back to some of my older sites, as well as assign one to my newest sites πŸ™‚

  24. DeadRooster says:

    My blog (4 months old) went from PR0 to PR4. Hooray! πŸ˜€

  25. Terry Tay says:

    Page Rank Page Rank PAge Rank…I’m not sure how important it is or what it means really. I guess it helps if you are planning on selling your site, but what does it do for you really?

  26. Mr. Javo says:

    I get PR3, and I used ppp programs…

  27. PR 4 to PR3 and now back to PR4! I want to hit PR 5 hehe.

  28. Paolo U says:

    Mine is still a pr 0. 😐

    1. Mine too, but I only started 3 days ago. Hope it gets better for both of us 😎

  29. Bash Bosh says:

    My pagerank is increased from PR3 to PR4 according to prchecker. πŸ˜†

  30. Mike Huang says:

    Mine is still PR4, which I don’t mind at all! πŸ˜€


  31. Jacob Bager says:

    Sweet….. My Oldest Site just went from PR1 to PR2. is still PR1, but the blog is only 5 month old.

  32. Php ajax blog says:

    wow… pagerank went from 0 to 5…..amazing…..

  33. Mine get PR 6 !!! Yummy

  34. Mert Erkal says:

    Mine was 0, still 0. But my search engine traffic has increased significantly. How? Because I target certain keywords, I am using Hittail to monitor these.

    Check this one

  35. john M says:

    Hi all.
    I’m based in the uk & I’ve not seen any change yet.

    Any increase would be great for me.

    John M

  36. Tom Chuong says:

    Google has been generous with this recent Pagerank update. My blog jumped from a PR2 to a PR4. I often wondered if this recent PR update is temporary because one of my other website dropped back to a PR 3, but still maintained it’s #1 positions. Now more than ever, Pagerank is merely a small indicator for determining the search rank for a site.

  37. Syed Balkhi says:

    I went from a PR 0 – PR 3…. for my main Blog Balkhis
    A sister blog went from PR 0 – PR 4
    My Web Designing firm is PR 3/4 … it was Pr 0 before

    Btw: All of those who wants to check the update in the toolbar,

    Follow the tutorial I have provided and that will update the ip of your toolbar to the datacenters that are updating right now so you can check the updates.

  38. Pete says:

    My site has gone up to PR4! The months of hard SEO labor is paying off!

    Of course, I have to thank John Chow, Steve York, et al for the great advice along the way πŸ™‚

  39. Cronus says:

    Hmmm it looks like it did update. Here’s a rundown of my personal changes…. – Now PR4 – Stayed PR4 – Now PR4
    AWSurveyScam – Now PR4 – Now PR4

    Anyone need some PR4 links??? lol

  40. I’m a happy camper this morning to see that my blog went from a PR 1 to a PR 3, now if they just increase my SE traffic by about 4 times I’ll be even happier.

  41. Kieran says:

    I went from PR0 to PR3 in the previous update, this time I’m now at PR4. Google loves me :mrgreen:

  42. DeboHobo says:

    My PR went from a PR4 to a PR3. I am so mad!!! and so sad πŸ˜₯

    1. Pete says:

      No worries Debo, you have an interesting site, that’s something GooglePR cannot take away πŸ™‚

      1. DeboHobo says:

        Awh Thanks so much Pete. You do too with all the WW2 history and stories. Thanks bunches πŸ˜›

  43. ASCII says:

    god damn it still stuck at PR 2 πŸ™

  44. Nosfer says:

    5 of my sites received PR4 from PR0 and i’ve had one decreased from PR4 to PR3 but well… does anyone knows when will we see this change with google toolbar?

  45. Shoot! Still no rank for my blog, even after 250+ posts with all original content and a feed/subs list that’s starting to take off. 80 1 month ago and now up to 510. This facking thing is really pissing me off now. My site went from nothing to pr 3 at least. my cruise site went from 2 to nothing.

    Congrats to all who saw improvements.

    1. BTW.. I just realize that the site that went up 3 places is the only site that I have a google sitemap thingy installed on. Not sure if this made a difference or not.

  46. Mat says:

    This shows how much of a joke this is

    I bought a PR5 domain with 2 PR5 backlinks and not much else
    and it kept PR5.

    I’m very happy because I go crazy on the PPP with a PR3 domain (a PR3 that I earned) and the PR5

    However PPP will go nuts for the next few days because of everyone testing out their new page rank. Once it dies down I can get back to making money.

  47. Ankur says:

    Today my site’s PR dropped and dont know hwy even though everything was fine!! this is really crazy that Google is updating PR within 20 days of period.

  48. born says:

    do page ranks make any real sense…

  49. androo says:

    ahhh yes i am now a PR 3 since the update! i used to be a PR 1 and then before that a PR 4… it’s like a roller coaster ride!

    1. Thiago Prado says:

      Google is trying to control the internet. Now the results are so manipulated that I don’t know if can’t rely on google service. John chow dot com is an example that google manipulates the results.

      1. google sucks says:

        Agreed 100% they manipulate it.

  50. Arnold Cafe says:

    The other day I notice that my site page rank of 3 went up to 4, but I don’t give a dumb because what I really need is traaaaffiiiiiiiic to my site :mrgreen:

    1. Exactly… I’m not too worried about pagerank… I think we just need to worry about improving our content. Better content = more visitors, more visitors = well, you get the picture.

  51. PR0 to PR3 on mine!

    ooooh, how exciting… πŸ™„

  52. Brendan says:

    I moved from pr2 to pr3. thought it would be more.

  53. Hi,i had PR3 on my site,now i went down to PR 0,(lots of experiments) but my subdomains on this main www went from PR0 to PR1 PR2 & PR3….damn! πŸ˜€

  54. You must have been out of topic blogging about PR John πŸ˜› anyway congrats for the PR4

  55. Pcbooboo says:

    My dog blog went up to a PR3 rank. Woo Hoo.

  56. From 0 to 3. Nice to know that google knows that I’m alive. Now all I have to do is hace JC notice me. πŸ˜†

  57. Pachecus says:

    I’m waiting for it 😈

  58. Shaistav says:

    I am PR1 now πŸ™‚

  59. Rebecca says:

    Lots of local bloggers’ ranks went up except for mine πŸ™

  60. clogmoney says:

    Did you know you are also on page 4 now for the term “make money online” ironically you are higher up for that than your own name it would appear πŸ™‚

  61. Shay Amar says:

    My Blog went from PR0 to PR5.
    Its relevantly a new blog.

    I still see some dancing on Google data centers.
    I am summing it will take few more days until they all be synchronized.
    I have a feeling that there was a change in the algo.
    I don’t see any reason that my blog will get PR5.

  62. harshads says:

    Mine is now PR2 from n/a
    I am very happy πŸ˜†

  63. HabsQ says:

    I love it… PR3 for the very first time :mrgreen:

  64. Sha says:

    Two of my sites went up a rank. About time!

  65. MR. NICE GUY says:

    I have reviewed to online casino sites in February. That maybe is the reason my PR3 blog went down to zero. I also learned that Google is slapping all Smorty members. Unfortunately I was one of those members. Grrrrrrrrrr!!!

  66. john says:

    i don’t think pagerank update all my site not update

  67. Pete Johnson says:

    My blog dropped from a pr3 to pr1 and the number of new visitors dropped from 30+ per day to 0. The only changes I made was to update my profile and put a link to my e-book about settling tax debts with the IRS. πŸ˜₯

  68. My website (located at ) went from PR3 to PR4. I was one of the PPP bloggers slapped with a PR0 last year and I had to delete or edit any paid entries and kiss up to Google (re-inclusion request) to get the PR3 back.

    I’ve been at a PR3 for years, I’m pretty excited to have broken that barrier.

  69. William says:

    Mine went from PR2 to PR3 today (or was it yesterday). Anyway it was definitely PR2 a few days ago. W

  70. Junelle says:

    The new sites I have got a PR, but those ones who were slapped due to monetizing remained 0 πŸ™‚

  71. Googlelady says:

    I will recommend you to play with robots.txt and hide your e-book, so you will increase your Subscribers (page 6)

    Make Money Online With John Chow dot Com
    File Format: PDF/Adobe Acrobat
    which is make money online, making money online, make money from a blog, blogging … targeted to the main theme of my blog, which is to make money online. ………..

    You can add on robots.txt the following (in case you are not aware about it):

    Disallow: /your ebook folder/
    Disallow: .pdf

    rename or change your e-book folder and then place the codes on robots.txt so the spiders will not index it.

  72. Sava says:

    Something funny happened to my website. I had a PR3 before I made some paid posts … it went to 0 for 1 day and got back to PR2 after 2-3 days. I wanna get it fixed as soon as possible so I began some link building again πŸ˜€

  73. achmadku says:

    I’m actually NOT seeing you as #1 for your name. I see John Cow!!!

    Viva forever….

  74. XLOR says:

    Don’t see any changes on my sites.(((

  75. John Hood says:

    PR5 in the latest update! This is the highest yet! :mrgreen:

  76. Thiago Prado says:

    The day you release this article was PR3, but I realized that it changed to PR4. Good job.

  77. Traveler says:

    My website has comeback from PR0 to PR3,I have checked JohnChow using dnscoop PR3 but using estibot PR4 πŸ™„

  78. Wade says:

    Google just needs to keep screwing with our page ranks. I haven’t seen so much crap since Halo 2.

    Shudogg Dot Com – Make Money Online Blogging

  79. Andy T says:

    My company web a small roofing and waterproofing company web get a google PR1 in first time. I haven’t done any SEO or web directories submit in the past two months.

  80. Paula Mooney says:

    Hey John –

    Yeah, some of my PRs jumped from 0 to 3…

    Excited to see when they jump to a PR 4 or 5 — and how much that’ll increase search-engine traffic:

    ΓΈ ΓΈ ΓΈ PAULA NEAL MOONEY: Google Pagerank Update Going On: May 2008 Increases… ΓΈ ΓΈ ΓΈ

  81. yondrix says:

    My blog went from PR0 to PR2, so it’s a good advance for me, and make me keep working on it.

    1. XLOR says:

      My congratulates to you.
      You are a lucky man))

  82. Chris says:

    MarketGreener ( went from a PR4 to a PR5 last week! I must be doing something right. Always interesting to see how others are doing. Thanks for sharing, Everyone.

  83. achmadku says:

    Yeah, John Cow has been #1 for John Chow’s name for quite some time now. I think Google is letting go of some of the resentment…maybe.

  84. Page Rank 3 to Zero, πŸ‘Ώ Google

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