Updating google toolbar

03-Mar-2017 12:30

Google has an internal PR with a MUCH higher resolution. The sensible mantra for beginners should not be to “increase your PR” but rather “get quality sites to link to you” which will have the same effect, and is still important even in 2017.

It’s harder (and a lot more risky) for beginners to manipulate PR so it’s probably better to focus on just getting links from real reputable sites.

If you focus on your next QUALITY, EDITORIAL link comes from – your real PR will go up, but more importantly, so will the number of visitors you receive from Google (dependant on other factors too, mind you).

Note that if you increase your score via paid links – and Google works it out – you’ll eventually lose that benefit, and possibly be penalised in some way in terms of your rankings in organic search.

A high PR might be an indication of the popularity and reputation of a site, but then again, it might be a hijacked PR sourced by a crafty SEO who’s spotted a conduit that can be exploited.

On its own – PR is NOT the be and end all of ranking high in Google.Webmasters have been told NOT to expect another Toolbar Pagerank Update. The December 2013 update rolled out despite Matt Cutts announcing in October he would be surprised to see an update happen before 2014, because the toolbar export was ‘broken’.It turned out that was, in fact, a ‘mistake’ to publish new PR scores to the toolbar.Note that Google talks about the REPUTATION of a page, a lot more than it takes about PR these days. A page probably accrues real PR fast – perhaps instantly – as opposed to Toolbar PR that updates every 3 or so months.Google ranks relevant content on a reputable pages. In the original paper, it’s laid out that all new pages are born with a smidgen of PR, but that was before the world started publishing millions of pages a day. Toolbar PR has little effect, on its own, on the quantity of visitors Google will send you.

On its own – PR is NOT the be and end all of ranking high in Google.

Webmasters have been told NOT to expect another Toolbar Pagerank Update. The December 2013 update rolled out despite Matt Cutts announcing in October he would be surprised to see an update happen before 2014, because the toolbar export was ‘broken’.

It turned out that was, in fact, a ‘mistake’ to publish new PR scores to the toolbar.

Note that Google talks about the REPUTATION of a page, a lot more than it takes about PR these days. A page probably accrues real PR fast – perhaps instantly – as opposed to Toolbar PR that updates every 3 or so months.

Google ranks relevant content on a reputable pages. In the original paper, it’s laid out that all new pages are born with a smidgen of PR, but that was before the world started publishing millions of pages a day. Toolbar PR has little effect, on its own, on the quantity of visitors Google will send you.

PR flows, and so can be manipulated, funnelled, blocked (with No Follow) and screwed up.