Google PageRank Update: June 2010

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Right now, Google is updating the data it reports for PageRank.

TIP: If you’re new to SEO, here’s why PageRank is important…

PageRank is a measurement that Google uses to rate the quality and quantity of links pointing to a web page.

The higher the PageRank score (out of 10), the better the links, the more likely you are to rank well in Google.

Although Google measures and recalculates PageRank constantly, it only shows up-to-date PageRank data to the public roughly once every 3 months.

The last update was around April 3rd 2010. The next one will probably be in September 2010.

So this is a rare opporunity to get an up-to-date snapshot of the PageRank scores of all the pages of your sites.

If you’ve been using Market Samurai’s Rank Tracker, make sure you monitor your Rank Tracker data over the next few days to see how your PageRank changes. (Does your PageRank rise? Does it fall? Does it stay the same?)

By updating your ranking data regularly inside Market Samurai, you’ll be able to keep a historical record of PageRank for all of your sites’ pages – as well as Backlink data, Indexed Page counts and [of course!] your search engine rankings.

Market Samurai will turn all of this data into pretty graphs that make it easy to see changes in PageRank, Backlinks, Indexed Pages and Rankings over time – like this one (showing rankings):

Rank Tracker Graph

(To view these graphs, or historical data, just click the graph icon beside any result inside Rank Tracker)

Obviously, if you’re going to monitor your site’s performance over time like this, you’ll need to have access to Market Samurai’s Rank Tracker module – one of the advanced tools only available to paid users of Market Samurai.

So if you’re using a trial version of Market Samurai, or have an expired trial, you will need to upgrade to the full version to use this tool.

Recommended Rank Tracker Resources:

If you’re new to using Rank Tracker, or if you would like to use it more effectively, here are several free resources that we’ve recently released to help you:

To get the most out of Rank Tracker, make sure you check these out.

And again, if you don’t have a full version copy of Market Samurai yet, make sure you get it so that you can access the Rank Tracker Module.


P.S. – Has your PageRank risen in the latest update? What link building activities have you done in the past 3 months to cause the rise?

Share your tips with others in the Samurai community below.

Brent Hodgson a co-founder of Noble Samurai, and an internet marketing specialist.

Brent has written 68 post(s) for Noble Samurai

14 Responses to “Google PageRank Update: June 2010”

  1. I am very happy with the results in rank tracker of quite a few of my sites. One site even went from a 0 to a 4. Oh by the way it was an aged domain identified by Domain Samurai with content put up on it.

  2. One of my favorite backlink building tips is also a way of staying ahead of the competition from a knowledge standpoint in your niche. Using google alerts, create a Google alert for blogs in your niche. Set the delivery to daily. Doing this often makes you the first commenter on a blog post because your always delivered fresh new posts. Verify the page allows comments. Then, read the post and leave a relative comment that adds value to the page… like this one does, as the author asked for us to “share your tips with others in the Samurai community below”. Track your results in Market Samurai using Rank Tracker and watch your backlinks soar. Make sure you watch the Dojo training on using Market Samurai to build backlinks. It shows you how to get better backlinks by finding high ranking relative blogs.

  3. Everybody and his little dog knows that Market Samurai is the best marketing software out there. The Rank Tracking tool became one of my most important aid, as I am changing my Google #1 every week with a competitor. However, it was a smart advice from the Samurais not watching it every hour as the values are changing very often and the weekly trend shows what we need best. I agree now.

  4. Are you sure? I don’t think the PR is updated yet, I have blogs with PR 5,4,4,2,1 and none of them updated.

    Maybe you got the information wrong. please correct your post.

  5. I love watching the changing results in the rank checker module :-)

    Another thing I make sure to do is to re-evaluate my keywords regularly. The results do change and when I see a “new” keyword that fits my criteria I write a post & article and add it to the rank checker.

    It is important to grasp how the modules all work together and compliment each other to help create the best optimized site.

  6. Awesome stuff. The longer I look at Market Samurai the more it seems like a good investment (although I’m still a newbie)

    Good tip from Dr. Haley. I haven’t been using google alerts but I feel like it would be a good idea.

    Thanks updating with this post.

    Darren L Carter

    Dr. Michael Haley replied:

    Thank you, Darren :) I checked back to see what other tips people mentioned and I’m honored to have been mentioned by you.

  7. It never passed to my thoughts before that Market Samurai would turn out as a tool in building backlinks. I am surprised upon knowing that it is indeed a great aid in a series of my campaigns (especially in finding High PR, related blogsites). My site is doing good and it has risen in ranks already and every time I had the rankings checked, I am almost always lifted from the couch.

  8. I think it’s 7!

  9. I love this module but have a questions. When I am using the rank tracker and it says I lost 15 backlinks over night, is there anyway I can track down where I lost these backlinks?

    Brent Hodgson replied:

    The SEO Competition module will show you where the backlinks are currently coming from – but the specific URLs of your backlinks is not tracked inside Rank Tracker (just the number of backlinks)

    martial arts replied:

    Okay that is what I thought, but wanted to make sure I wasn’t missing something.

  10. I’ve never truly understood Page Rank prior to reading this post. I finally feel like I have a grasp on this important concept that has otherwise been a challenge to fully grasp. Thanks for the excellent explanation.

  11. An exceptionally helpful post. Thanks for clarifying this mysterious subject and making it “newbie-friendly.”