Google PageRank Update: July, 29, 2009

By Ken Lyons July 29, 2009 Comments: 16

We're seeing a Google Toolbar PageRank update that happened about 20 minutes ago (July 29, 2009). Many of our top level pages have jumped in rank as a result of this latest update.

Also, our take is Google has started to update Toolbar PR more and more frequently. By my count, this is the fourth update in 2009. Note that in all of 2008, there were a total of five PR updates. So if this latest TBPR update is confirmed, Google is clearly updating more frequently and we should reach seven or eight updates by year's end.

For reference, Google PageRank is a link analysis algorithm (named after Larry Page, co-founder of Google), which Google uses to assign a numerical weighting to measure the authority, value or importance of a webpage. Nobody outside of Google knows the actual PageRank of a document.

Toolbar PageRank, on the hand, is the little green pixel bar, which displays on your toolbar. Something Google says is "for entertainment purposes only." Sure Toolbar PageRank may be suspect metric, but it's all we've got to go on because Google's not giving us a peak at the real one.

Either way, I'd be very curious to know if anybody else seen evidence of this latest PageRank update or any resulting changes in their keyword rankings?

Please share your comments.

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Saturday August 01, 2009

Sam (not verified) Said:

I have not found any evidence to confirm that PageRank has been updated in July. I also want to know more about this month.

Tuesday August 04, 2009

SEO Guide (not verified) Said:

Yes. Today, I lost PR on one of my site.

Tuesday August 04, 2009

Pagerank update July 29 2009 | ENTmind (not verified) Said:

[...] there was a pagerank update around a week ago, I for one, did not see that coming for hell, usually google takes it’s sweet time to update [...]

Friday August 14, 2009

Detritus (not verified) Said:

There are always minor updates going on. But major updates come once every 3-4 months.

Wednesday August 19, 2009

Google Polls (not verified) Said:

I did lose 2 page ranks lately with the update. Didn't do anything wrong except the site was broken for a little time when a plugin misbehaved. Couple of days later saw page rank drop down to 2 and it's still staying there for a while now. I hope Google do it again to help me gain some momentum.

Tuesday September 01, 2009

sterndal (not verified) Said:

i can't believe google updated the page rank last july

my blog stayed at PR2

and i am expecting a higher PR :(

i think the next google update will be this september

Wednesday September 02, 2009

Anonymous (not verified) Said:

I think google update the page rank frequently even after one week.But we are waiting for bigger update.

Friday September 25, 2009

Mike (not verified) Said:

Hi Guys, this is a time of PR update and it is expected that PR is updated in "last week of September - 2009". Hope it will bring good news to website owners & webmasters.....

Wednesday September 30, 2009

seo steps (not verified) Said:

It's been about three months till the last update of GOOGLE PR, I hope we will get surprised soon by GOOGLE. Hope for the best.

Friday October 09, 2009

Nits (not verified) Said:

I got some backlinks from pr 6 sites my my pr is still 0 . how can i increase it

Monday October 19, 2009

imhr (not verified) Said:

The next google update will be this oct

Monday October 19, 2009

Ken Lyons Said:

Sounds about right.

Monday October 19, 2009

Andi O (not verified) Said:

This has got to be one of the longest waits for a Google Page Rank Change I can remember. Hurry up Google!

Thursday July 08, 2010

sheffield (not verified) Said:

So are you expecting this years July update to be the same date?

Thursday July 08, 2010

Ken Lyons Said:

Yeah, I'd say we're about due for another update around end of July.

Take care,

Sunday July 11, 2010

Andy Lie (not verified) Said:

Your post is 1 year old but pagerank update will be the hot topic forever. Now, July 11, 2010, let's wait and see the google update on this month.
Take care,

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