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Its official now: Google confirms taking down Toolbar PageRank

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It’s been declared! Google has announced the elimination of Toolbar PageRank from its platform, analyzing innovative measures to evaluate any website and its quality. The update has been confirmed with Search Engine Land on behalf of Google, stating the disappearance of the toolbar is not far away!

PageRank- What Exactly It Is?


PageRank feature allows Google algorithms to check the quality of a specific website authentically, and crawl through the backlinks to give a particular rank between 0-10. The better the quality, the higher the PageRank! Apart from backlinks, several other aspects are taken into consideration while analyzing, such as:

  • Page’s size
  • Picture quality
  • Content management
  • Last time the page has been updated
  • Total number of changes done in the website
  • Quantity of in-bound links
  • Hyperlinked Anchor Texts
  • Header texts

Websites excelling within these criteria appear on the top search results and are entitled with excelled PageRank score. In order to improve the search engine ranking, try to construct quality backlinks with PR6 and DA40+ for better results and improved SEO.

Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller’s response to an interactive question regarding the topic was as recorded via a video posting:

“There are a few things where we do take action that you might not see directly. Toolbar PageRank is something that we have not updated for about a year now, and we’re probably not going to be updating it going forward… we have a lot of way to recognize these problematic links, and the sites selling those links, that essentially blocks the PageRank from passing through those sites.”

As per the recent updates, Google explained that there is an internal usage regarding PageRank data, but external PageRank values will be taken down in a short span.

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