PR dropped without any update

26 replies
  • SEO
  • |
On last PR update, I got PR2 for my blog. It was all ok. But today suddenly it's dropped to PR1.
Any ideas what might have happened?? :confused:
#dropped #update
  • Profile picture of the author jaggyjay
    Probably some aftermath of the Panda catching up with your site. Who knows. Check G's update history and effects here: Google Algorithm Change History | SEOmoz
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7387923].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author CyborgX
    The Panda release included a number of updates, any of which could have impacted your PR score. The most publicised change included a focus on spammy or 'low quality' content, specifically on un-original content i.e that which is scrapped from other sites and presented as your own. If your site includes lots of duplicated content then this is very likely to impact your positioning on SERPs.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7387961].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Imtiaz Rayhan
      Originally Posted by CyborgX View Post

      The Panda release included a number of updates, any of which could have impacted your PR score. The most publicised change included a focus on spammy or 'low quality' content, specifically on un-original content i.e that which is scrapped from other sites and presented as your own. If your site includes lots of duplicated content then this is very likely to impact your positioning on SERPs.
      I don't have any duplicate content. It was all good till yesterday. On last PR update I had PR2 and search traffic also increased a bit. Don't know what happened, yesterday it dropped to PR1 and search traffic also decreases a bit. Totally confused. What to do? :confused:
      Signature
      Blogging | WordPress | Social Media > RoadtoBlogging.com
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7387980].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author bradudan
    This problem is a kind of interesting..

    I haven't got on my websites but i know people that has had the same issue.

    I can not take any conclusion about it , but i am interested if someone has a "stientific" answer.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388021].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Imtiaz Rayhan
      Originally Posted by bradudan View Post

      This problem is a kind of interesting..

      I haven't got on my websites but i know people that has had the same issue.

      I can not take any conclusion about it , but i am interested if someone has a "stientific" answer.
      Happened with me for the first time and I am confused as a baby in a topless bar. :p
      Signature
      Blogging | WordPress | Social Media > RoadtoBlogging.com
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388042].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Dead Body
    Google Database updates slowly ..
    Signature
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388067].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author tech84
    check your backlinks, one reason for PR to fall is when you loose some of your backlinks (the ones giving you PR juice)
    Signature

    Insert Sig here for ***** Moolahs ,,I,,

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388281].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author James Andy
    Google updates PR again recently may be it was down for that change.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388288].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Imtiaz Rayhan
      Originally Posted by Dead Body View Post

      Google Database updates slowly ..
      You sure about that?? :p

      Originally Posted by tech84 View Post

      check your backlinks, one reason for PR to fall is when you loose some of your backlinks (the ones giving you PR juice)
      Any suggestions which tools to use to check backlinks?

      Originally Posted by James Andy View Post

      Google updates PR again recently may be it was down for that change.
      When was the last update?
      Signature
      Blogging | WordPress | Social Media > RoadtoBlogging.com
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388371].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author tech84
        Originally Posted by flowknight View Post

        You sure about that?? :p


        Any suggestions which tools to use to check backlinks?


        When was the last update?

        There's Opensiteexplorer, ahrefs, your webmaster tools account etc.
        Signature

        Insert Sig here for ***** Moolahs ,,I,,

        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388482].message }}
  • Probably your site may be attacked by any of their updates.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388454].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author hadtic
    Google released a PR update a couple of weeks ago and it would appear it has just hit you. You need new regular content added to the site on a regular basis and it should recover
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388609].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author muzz
    There could be many reasons to dropping sudden PR.I am sharing a link here may it could be helpful for you.
    Causes for the sudden drop in your Page Rank | SEO | Search Engine Optimisation
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7388884].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author tech84
    at the other answers here, I lol.

    PR is not about content.


    It's about backlinks.


    PR is never about content.
    Signature

    Insert Sig here for ***** Moolahs ,,I,,

    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7389120].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Imtiaz Rayhan
      Originally Posted by hadtic View Post

      Google released a PR update a couple of weeks ago and it would appear it has just hit you. You need new regular content added to the site on a regular basis and it should recover
      I got PR2 on that update. Then why hit again? :confused:

      Originally Posted by jenniferrichard View Post

      you change the content and increase the backlinks of site then it take previous position.
      Can you explain that a bit more?

      Originally Posted by tech84 View Post

      at the other answers here, I lol.

      PR is not about content.


      It's about backlinks.


      PR is never about content.
      Well I never actually cared about backlinks. I don't understand why it was PR2 and why they dropped it again.

      Originally Posted by muzz View Post

      There could be many reasons to dropping sudden PR.I am sharing a link here may it could be helpful for you.
      Causes for the sudden drop in your Page Rank | SEO | Search Engine Optimisation
      That was helpful. Thanks
      Signature
      Blogging | WordPress | Social Media > RoadtoBlogging.com
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7389396].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
        Originally Posted by CyborgX View Post

        The Panda release included a number of updates, any of which could have impacted your PR score. The most publicised change included a focus on spammy or 'low quality' content, specifically on un-original content i.e that which is scrapped from other sites and presented as your own. If your site includes lots of duplicated content then this is very likely to impact your positioning on SERPs.
        Originally Posted by umeedngo View Post

        may be Google Panda have penalized your website and also use Google Webmaster Disavow link tool for removing unnantural backlink ..may be google will penalizing your site due to unnatural back-links.
        Complete and utter freaking nonsense. Content has nothing to do with PR, duplicate or not.

        newyorktimes.com is a PR 9 with tons of duplicate content.

        When did you notice the drop? There was just a PR update about 2 weeks ago.

        It could just be an error with your PR checker. Also could be a difference in PR between your WWW and non-WWW version of your site.
        Signature
        Get the TIPS and STRATEGIES I use to HELP businesses GROW through SEO.
        Delivered to you each week!

        >>> Sign Up Now <<<
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7389710].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author abeng
    It's called "Minor Update". Minor update of page rank can happen with every website and usually every weeks.. Different with "Major Update" for every 3 month
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7389723].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Imtiaz Rayhan
      Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

      Complete and utter freaking nonsense. Content has nothing to do with PR, duplicate or not.

      newyorktimes.com is a PR 9 with tons of duplicate content.

      When did you notice the drop? There was just a PR update about 2 weeks ago.

      It could just be an error with your PR checker. Also could be a difference in PR between your WWW and non-WWW version of your site.
      Yeah I got PR2 about 2 weeks ago. Then suddenly it dropped to PR1 yesterday. :confused:

      Originally Posted by abeng View Post

      It's called "Minor Update". Minor update of page rank can happen with every website and usually every weeks.. Different with "Major Update" for every 3 month
      Didn't knew that. Thanks for informing.
      Signature
      Blogging | WordPress | Social Media > RoadtoBlogging.com
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7389943].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author dinesharulmani
    Hi Friends,

    Ya me too have the same experience... Suddenly it shows PR2 on the same week it shows PR0 without any google update. Here i am using SEO Book tool bar in that it shows PR2 where as While check in the Page rank checker site it shows PR0. How can i rectify these type of issues??? Friends kindly suggest me... Thanks for your useful information

    Regards,

    Dinesh
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7392647].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Imtiaz Rayhan
      Originally Posted by dinesharulmani View Post

      Hi Friends,

      Ya me too have the same experience... Suddenly it shows PR2 on the same week it shows PR0 without any google update. Here i am using SEO Book tool bar in that it shows PR2 where as While check in the Page rank checker site it shows PR0. How can i rectify these type of issues??? Friends kindly suggest me... Thanks for your useful information

      Regards,

      Dinesh
      I asked in Google Product forums. One of the user said my backlinks are devalued. Don't knw how that happened.
      Signature
      Blogging | WordPress | Social Media > RoadtoBlogging.com
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7392660].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author jfambrini
        In the past decade or so since I started tracking PR, my sites have always received PR updates when PR update happens on all sites. I have never experienced a minor update so learned a new thing here today.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7393109].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
          Originally Posted by jfambrini View Post

          In the past decade or so since I started tracking PR, my sites have always received PR updates when PR update happens on all sites. I have never experienced a minor update so learned a new thing here today.
          You didn't learn anything. Minor updates between major updates don't exist. The poster made it up out of his imagination. Various things can cause the PR not to show (the tool bar service is down, the site fell out of the index etc) but the claim of minor PR updates is pure foolishness.
          Signature

          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7393595].message }}
          • Profile picture of the author Imtiaz Rayhan
            Originally Posted by Mike Anthony View Post

            You didn't learn anything. Minor updates between major updates don't exist. The poster made it up out of his imagination. Various things can cause the PR not to show (the tool bar service is down, the site fell out of the index etc) but the claim of minor PR updates is pure foolishness.
            why people say something that doesn't even exist?
            Signature
            Blogging | WordPress | Social Media > RoadtoBlogging.com
            {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7395109].message }}
            • Profile picture of the author gotlinks
              Originally Posted by Imtiaz Rayhan View Post

              why people say something that doesn't even exist?
              Because they are stupid man.

              Use SEOSpyglass to check your backlinks are still active.

              Also use checkpagerank.net to check your pr, it gives you accurate data.

              Do not rely on the toolbar.

              Then again why even worry about PR? The only people that do are either looking to sell links (banned) or are proud to have something that 80% of your customers don't even know exsists...

              Focus on creating a great site that people want and pr will happen automatically.
              Signature
              Learn the secrets to growing your Youtube Channel!

              - Feel free to private message me about anything. I love to help people and you are definitely no exception!
              {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7395283].message }}
              • Profile picture of the author Imtiaz Rayhan
                Originally Posted by gotlinks View Post

                Because they are stupid man.

                Use SEOSpyglass to check your backlinks are still active.

                Also use checkpagerank.net to check your pr, it gives you accurate data.

                Do not rely on the toolbar.

                Then again why even worry about PR? The only people that do are either looking to sell links (banned) or are proud to have something that 80% of your customers don't even know exsists...

                Focus on creating a great site that people want and pr will happen automatically.
                I never worried about SEO or PR. But after the PR drop my search traffic also dropped a little. That's why I was looking for a solution.
                Signature
                Blogging | WordPress | Social Media > RoadtoBlogging.com
                {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7397625].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jmae SEO
    It could very well be that some of the backlinks to your site have become devalued as a result of the recent Google updates, and it's just now hitting you.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[7396327].message }}

Trending Topics