OUR COVID-19 RESPONSE: Free Consultations for local businesses
Itâs official, folks. Google confirmed that it is removing Toolbar PageRank i.e. if you are utilizing any tool or browser which shows the PageRank data from Google, it will not show any data within the next couple of weeks. Let us explain what this means:
Google ranks webpages based on how vital they are to the web. This is based on Googleâs confidential and very complex equation. The basic ingredients include search demand, traffic, exit links, backlinks, keyword density, page authority and content richness. The higher your PageRank, the higher your chances of being found on Google. Many website owners use certain tools to check their PageRank and based on it they prepare their plan. This way they can find the ranking position of their website in Google.
And the Google PageRank runs from 0, the worst, to 10 the best. It is based on certain colors which is well explained here, have a look.
PageRank 0 â You are NOT listed on Google, or you have been kicked off. Not good.
PageRank 1 â Very poor. The only good part about a one is you are listed.
PageRank 2 â Poor. The good news, you can improve.
PageRank 3 â Average. Most sites are about 3.
PageRank 4 â Above Average. Youâre starting to get warm.
PageRank 5 â Good. With a 5 you may land on the first page of some search terms, give yourself a hand.
PageRank 6 â Great. Youâve done some good work. Youâll be able to contend for some top positions.
PageRank 7 â Youâre on fire! If you have a seven, youâre a top site. Most small and medium size companies should dream of sevens.
PageRank 8 âYou must be huge similar to ESPN.com
âDid you know thereâs a place in Google where pages are listed because human editors have selected them, rather than Googleâs crawling of the web? Itâs called the Google Directory, and itâs based on work done by editors at the Open Directory Project. When Google added the Open Directoryâs information to its site back in March 2000, the key difference was that the Google Directory edition sorted listings according to PageRank score,â as per Search Engine Land.
PageRank is just a score that represents the importance of your webpage as Google estimates it (By the way, that estimate of importance is considered to be Googleâs opinion and protected in the US by the First Amendment).
Now that you know what a PageRank is and what it can do for you, you must take the latest news by Google seriously. If Google will remove the toolbar PageRank, then how will you measure your rank? You might also be thinking how Google will determine it? Google explained, âWe still use PageRank data internally within the ranking algorithm, but the external PageRank values shown in the Toolbar are going away completely.â
For many years, Google has stripped away PageRank from their toolbars and browsers and havenât updated the PageRank score in years. It was last updated on Dec 6, 2013.
So be prepared and plan accordingly.
To know more about Googleâs latest updates and recent trends, get in touch with Digital Evolutions, one of the recognized website design firms in Dubai.
Subscribe to our Blog
Subscribe to our Blog
Get our latest blog posts sent directly to your inbox. Youâll also receive our newsletter along with a look into our latest work.Subscribe