I am not sure how many people have noticed or even care, but there seems to have been another page rank update from Google. This update is very strange however and things are happening that are a lot different from anything I have ever seen before.
I first noticed a difference when I went and looked at one of my websites which is only three weeks old. The site in question had previously had no page rank due to being a very new website and in those three weeks since its launch, I had probably obtained twenty or thirty one-way backward links pointing to it. To my amazement it was now showing as a page rank five.
I have a number of websites one of which is around five years old, it has over four thousand backward links and is a page rank four. After seeing my new site go straight in at page rank five, I quickly went to see how this older site had faired in this new update, it had not changed.
After checking all of my websites, I have realised that the sites which had a page rank have all stayed the same, however the ones which had previously a page rank of zero, now have a page rank and have seemingly been a part of the new update.
A few hours later I was looking at one of my other websites which has a homepage page rank of two. This is where things began to become a bit weird. I noticed that its external pages had now become a page rank four but the homepage was still only a PR2. What is all that about? The backward links are mainly pointing to the homepage so how can this page have a lower PR than the external pages?
I thought I knew a little bit about page rank but this has thrown me some what.
I then started to look at the various posts in different search engine forums and other people were writing that they have experienced the same as what I had with their websites.
It maybe of course that what we are seeing is just the start of a big page rank update, which is what I am hoping. What I also find quite strange is that there is normally quite a large break between updates. On average this can be anywhere between three and four months. If my memory serves me correct, I am virtually sure that we have only just seen a page rank update in the middle of February. Are we now going to see more regular updates?
I have heard as I am sure you have, that there have been a few changes at google in the last few weeks. They have been rolling out what they call bigdaddy and this could certainly have something to do with it.
I am going to keep an eye on further changes as some people that I read about in the forums, did state that they had seen updates to their older websites as well as their newer sites. I am still waiting and wondering if it will happen.
I have to say that so far this latest update has been a good one for me personally and I will continue in my quest to obtain as many quality one-way backward links pointing to my websites as possible.
This form of website promotion has worked for me in the past and in my opinion is far better than joining any link exchange scheme.