Seems like Google always like to amuse people with their unexpected updates and launches. As for year 2013 Google page rank update, we certainly lost all the hopes to see an update, and surprisingly Google started rolling out a PR update just before the end of the year. On 6th December 2013, Webmasters around the globe started mentioning about the Page rank update, and to my surprise page rank of all my blogs got an update.
According to Matt Cutt’s earlier Tweet:
@NielsBoschh I would be surprised if that happened.
— Matt Cutts (@mattcutts) October 6, 2013
We were not expecting any more Page rank update this year, which was also mentioned in many SEO blogs around the globe. Seems like Google have fixed the broken pipe-line, and link juice starts flowing ;)
For those who are new to Page rank, it’s a point based ranking mechanism from 1-10 (I being the least and 10 being the best), which depends upon various factors. According to a case-study done by me few years back, Page rank is mostly dependent upon the links pointing to your website. More high-quality links pointing to your domain name, can help you to get better page rank. To ensure that your internal pages also have good page rank, you should use proper no-follow and Do-follow tag attributes to ensure proper flow of link-juice with in your blog.
Check Google Page Rank for December 2013 and Get Ready for next one:
If you haven’t checked your blog page rank, head over to these bulk PR checker sites, and check your blog page rank. If your page rank has gone up after last update, you are doing great. Incase if your ranking has gone down, its’ time to wear your action suit, and follow these methods to work on improving your Page rank. Do remember, page rank has no relation with your site traffic or search engine ranking, but a good page rank will definitely a good metric for your media-kit to get more advertisements.
In case if you don’t see any Page rank movement for your blog, don’t worry! Here is a video by Matt Cutts, where he talks about Why isn’t my site Page rank updating:
Here are few articles that you can refer for improving page rank of your domain:
Do share what’s your updated page rank? Do you see an improvement or your page rank has gone down? If it has gone down, what are you doing to improve PR in 2014?