Google Pagerank updates are weird

google webmaster pagerank

I am sure lots of webmasters are monitoring their pagerank updates currently, and sometimes how they happen can be quite weird. The toolbar representation doesn’t mean much for search traffic, as the pagerank stored on the datacenters is always up to 3 months ahead of that dispalyed in the toolbar. It is however useful for monetization in various ways, and an ego thing, as I pointed out in my first article on the recent Pagerank updates.

Matt Cutts | Pagerank | Supplemental Results

Matt Cutts has mentioned there is a pagerank export in progress.

Pagerank reflected on your toolbar has no effect of your search engine traffic, as the pagerank used by the various data centers is different to that used for your Google Toolbar. Toolbar OageRank is just historical data, often up to 3 months out of date.

Google Hiccup

For a few days I have noticed a small hiccup in my SERPs on Google, especially relating to my theories on how Google treat tags.

It seems it was Google just juggling numbers, because not only were terms such as “WordPress Training” not showing my tag page near the top, but also terms such as “WordPress Trademark” had disappeared completely.

Plutoed Definition

Plutoed

You would think that having been nominated by The American Dialect Society as the “word of the year”, official dictionary definitions would be prevalent on the internet.

So I decided to put Google to the test… oops.

MyBlogLog Plutoed?

MyBlogLog is a service I enjoy using, and which provides me with a significant amount of quality readers.

But it is becoming devalued

Recently Andy Beal decided to issue a free Zune MP3 player to a member of his MyBlogLog community. I actually thought this was a good idea to encourage people to use the service, as Andy has a high readership. Thus I did link through to him in my post “MyBlogLog – Antisocial Behaviour?”.