Google Page Rank Updates – Patience is Required

December 9, 2008 by
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So you gone to all the hard work of creating a great site with targeted keywords, unique content and even worked on getting some quality backlinks, but still your Google Page Rank hasn’t changed.


Well the reason for this is that google doesn’t update the published Page Rank (accessible by all the tools) very regularly – In fact only every 2 or 3 months.  That’s not to say that the actual page rank (not divulged) is still not used to place your site on the correct page in the search results – I believe it is.

There is a concept called Projected Page Rank, and there is a website that has a tool to attempt to create this. How accurate is it? Well from what I can tell in some cases it can be, in others it’s not.

Here is the site to try out :

Note – for this tools to work you need a minumum of 100 backlinks to start – so not so good for those startup sites.

Patience is required for any backlink tactics – especially to get page rank updates.

My next challenge is to find a tool that tells us what page our site sits on in a Google search.  So far I’ve found a few that claim to gather this but none have worked yet.  I might even create one myself.  Wouldn’t it be nice for Google to give us some easier to read statistics?  Google used to (not after December 2006) provide a Google API Key that allowed some more interrogation of your search rankings. The API Key went along with the now obsolete Google Search API.

Check out this site for Page Rankings (minus Google) :


8 Comments on Google Page Rank Updates – Patience is Required

  1. SEO Writer (1 comments) on Tue, 9th Dec 2008 5:44 am
  2. If you’re at the point where Google’s link: function has 100 backlinks, you’re doing pretty well in search results (which I’m guessing that tool uses). I still don’t understand why the link: function doesn’t work. I have backlinks, but they never show up.

    P.S. I subscribed but didn’t receive an email to this post.


  3. Mark (4 comments) on Tue, 9th Dec 2008 5:56 am
  4. Yes I agree – 100 backlinks – definitely doing well.

    Have a look at this article for an explaination aobut the link: function

    Also – You will get an email – Feedburner only sends the emails during a 1 hour period each day – that way if I post lots in one day you only get one. It’ll come.

    Thanks for coming back!


  5. Forest (5 comments) on Tue, 9th Dec 2008 4:12 pm
  6. I think backlinks are everything. My main site had it’s page rank stripped an age ago but I still rank very well for any keywords I chase.

    Must be the backlinks.


  7. Nupo Tilbud (1 comments) on Mon, 15th Dec 2008 7:10 pm
  8. Well – all my websites get a “Unable to retrieve prediction at this time”. So I guess I just have to wait and see…


  9. Used trucks (3 comments) on Thu, 25th Dec 2008 7:45 am
  10. recently saw changes in the backlink counts of my sites … google updation is nearby and ur right … patience is needed … still the green is not yet updated ..

    not much waiting for the pr but still a bit more green is awaiting :D


  11. Experimental Digital Art (2 comments) on Mon, 29th Jun 2009 1:45 pm
  12. I am doing SEO for my website. I am waiting for google to update page rank and back link details. This cause my website pagerank increase. If anyone know it pls tell me.


  13. barang antik (2 comments) on Sat, 27th Feb 2010 7:10 pm
  14. SEO is harder than i think , after practicing backlink, stiil i dont see many movement on my pagerank, sure i need a lot more patience :)


  15. seo California (1 comments) on Mon, 13th Sep 2010 9:09 pm
  16. It can take a while for any pagerank updates to appear…..Google only updates it several times a year. Even then the toolbar pagerank is supposedly for “entertainment value” only, and nothing to do with your actual page rank.


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