Google Ditches PageRank in Webmaster Tools

21 12 2009

Google has quietly gotten rid of PageRank in Webmaster Tools. Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Roundtable points to a thread featuring an explanation from Google Webmaster Trends Analyst Susan Moskwa. “We’ve been telling people for a long time that they shouldn’t focus on PageRank so much; many site owners seem to think it’s the most important metric for them to track, which is simply not true,” says Moskwa.

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Cutts Confirms Google Toolbar PR Update

3 01 2009

A week or so ago, some people noticed some updates to Google Toolbar PageRank scores. It was unconfirmed however if this was an official update. Matt Cutts eventually confirmed on Twitter that it was indeed a Google update.

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BrowseRank The Next PageRank, Says Microsoft

28 07 2008

It shouldn’t be the links that come in, but the time spent browsing a relevant page, that should help determine where a page ranks for a given query. Microsoft has a big idea on ranking pages listed in a search engine index for later retrieval

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Webmasters Ponder PageRank Discrepancy

14 01 2008

An update to the Google Directory has webmasters puzzling over an apparent discrepancy in PageRank scores. For months, the speculation surrounded an apparent decrease in PageRank scores on Google’s Toolbar

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Cutts, Sullivan Weigh In On Paid Links

11 12 2007

The wild debate about Google’s increasingly hardline stance against paid links looks like Wimbledon, with Matt Cutts taking on Rich Skrenta, while Danny Sullivan volleys against Michael Gray.

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Cutts, Sullivan Weigh In On Paid Links