Not That It Matters: Toolbar PageRank was Updated

Filed in Google by Matt McGee on April 29, 2008 1 Comment

I know I shouldn’t post about this … heck, some of you will tell me I shouldn’t even look at it, but one of those coolio Firefox plugins makes the little green bar show up right down there where my eyes always look, so I just notice these things.

Anyway, toolbar PageRank has been updated. Some things I’ve noticed:

  • This blog is still a PR=5, as it’s been for a year or more now.
  • debuts at PR=5.
  •, my new personal blog, debuts with a PR=2.
  • Inexplicably, my U2 site — which was a PR=6 two cycles ago, and then went to PR=5 — is now down to a PR=4. I looked at several of the other leading U2 sites/blogs, and they’ve also dropped a notch. Very weird. Maybe that’s because they haven’t put out an album in four freakin’ years! (Can you tell I’m grumpy about it?)
  • My wife’s site and blog are both still PR=3.
  • Four new blogs we just launched within the last month or two are showing no TBPR. They’re too new.
  • My Flickr photo stream home is still a PR=5.
  • is a PR=8. Wow. Has it always been that high?

Remember, much like WWE Wrestling and the sports betting lines published in your daily paper, Toolbar PageRank exists for entertainment purposes only. If you’d like a reminder of what real PageRank is and what it means, Danny S. covered it all last year:

What Is Google PageRank? A Guide For Searchers & Webmasters

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  1. John Lessnau says:

    Danny Sullivan gives the toolbar pagerank a bit too much credibility. TPPR and real PR that google uses in its algorithm are two completely different things.

    Toolbar PR can best be described as “fake pagerank”.

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