How Do PageRank Updates Work? Matt Cutts Answers!

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A lot of questions pop up here concerning PageRank. Today, Matt Cutts posted a video on Google Webmaster Central's YouTube Channel addressing how PageRank updates work.


Hope this helps some who are curious.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
    Wow! No disclaimer about how unreliable toolbar PR is?! Wasn't the explanation a lot different a few months back? It's still unreliable as a standalone measure that's forsure.
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    • Profile picture of the author Google.me
      Originally Posted by Brad Callen View Post

      Wow! No disclaimer about how unreliable toolbar PR is?! Wasn't the explanation a lot different a few months back? It's still unreliable as a standalone measure that's forsure.
      Good point I guess we need Albert Einstein for correct figures lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Vanlanda
    Thanks a lot. I now understand how PageRank works much better.
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  • Profile picture of the author webmojak
    I always love watching Matt Cutts videos, I try to watch everyone that comes out. Very informative!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulson
    Tool bar PR doesn't update regularly, as matt cutts says 4 times a year. So in that way, what PR tool bar doesn't show the real update, thus you might get a rough idea but not the actual value. It's the actual PR that matters.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezestseo
    i am fan of Matt Cutts...he presents technical things in such a simple way...thanks for sharing this video...
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    • Profile picture of the author jusin
      I actually got this video very interesting and helpful. I have found many people are confused about the page rank update and this video will be helpful for many people who are new to seo.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    Thanks for posting that!

    I think their cron job is broken though because near as I can tell, PR has not been updated since April! Than again, maybe the PR of all the pages I monitor has not changed since April.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Kovats
    I don't like him anymore...he wouldn't accept my friend request on facebook...
    However his updates are informative...
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    • Profile picture of the author Brad Callen
      Originally Posted by theseoguys View Post

      I don't like him anymore...he wouldn't accept my friend request on facebook...
      However his updates are informative...
      They seem.. contradictory. Just a few months ago it was, "PR will be removed from webmaster tools as we don't think it is a value anyone should be using anymore"

      And now? No mention of inaccuracies or anything. I wonder what caused the change.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkAse
    Maybe he thought that everyone got the point that Google doesn't like its own invention of PR and just didn't think he needed to harp on it? Or maybe they decided that until they have a better alternative that they're stuck? Either way, it doesn't really matter because PR or something like it will always exist to help us tell which links will be the most valuable over time.

    Glad he spoke about PR, seems like we've been waiting for an update for quite some time now and the chorus of questions will only increase until the update occurs.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    So why was PR removed from webmaster tools? Just as I thought google was stepping away from fuelling the PR obsessive madness some people have.
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  • Profile picture of the author seoindiaforu
    Thanks a lot for sharing this video.
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  • Profile picture of the author datatech
    Thanx for posting this Video. I love seeing his videos because he explain all technical seo things in very simple way with lots of practical examples.
    Thnak you again.
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  • Profile picture of the author digidoodles
    Matt Cutts moniker should be "red herring" :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Mega B
    The Kudos that a site with a high PR had once a few year back in my opinion is on the way out,i would rather have a site with zero PR but visitors as in my mind its the visitors that are the life blood of any site,i will say that PR is good if you are either selling a site if it has a higher PR you can sell it for more and also if you are selling links you can also charge more for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author NickP
    Not really surprised at this. I mean yahoo has always had a PR9. They just haven't ever seemed to get to that PR10. Oh well, I'm sure they can keep trying. What would be funny is if google just went ahead and gave them a 0.
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