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):
(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:
- Using Rank Tracker to Fine Tune Your SEO Strategy – Dr Anthony and Alex offer tutorials on how to use Rank Tracker effectively.
- Market Samurai Dojo Tutorials: Rank Tracker – Here you can find training (written and video) on all Market Samurai tools. (Rank Tracker training is at the bottom of the page.)
- Insider Tips: How to Get The Most Out Of Rank Tracker – Miriam addresses 4 key questions people have around Rank Tracker.
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.