Has Google PageRank ended?

Here is an interesting article which speculates that due to the lateness of this impending Google PageRank update, it is possible that Google might totally do away with it altogether. I am skeptical that this is likely the case, but I do agree that Google PageRank will be devalued somewhat by Google in order for websites to rank highly in SERPs. Google will certainly not remove that little green bar at the top which has benefited them for years, however.

Webmasters should now focus on getting traffic and doing advertising based on that, rather than relying too much on Google in order to enhance their websites authority.

    19 comments

    1. I don’t think Google will reduce the weight of Pagerank when determining the listing of websites in search engines since I believe Pagerank is and will be the reason why Yahoo and Microsoft’s Live/MSN are left far behind Google. Nonetheless, Google will discount the Pagerank value passed through sponsored links so that their secret PR formula works fine.

    2. Please, I really need help to get back to normal google. I want to get rid of google chrome immediately! I don’t want to just change my homepage back to google but the whole internet as well. Thanks!

    3. Me and my friends have started a wordpress.com blog. It will basically be directed towards students (particularly for our school), so it’ll probably get good views and all.

      Now, I’ve heard that by using Google Adsense, I can place ads on my website and generate funds from it. I have a few questions regarding that.

      One thing you should know, before you start saying stuff like “Google adsense can’t be used on wordpress”, I will be changing the domain to .com by paying the specific amount that is required by wordpress.

      Here are my questions…

      1. WordPress allows me to register a domain for $17 per year. So, do I get the rights to place ads?
      2. Does Google Adsense still work in Pakistan? What are the requirements for placing ads? (If Google adsense does not work anymore, please suggest another method).
      3. How many funds can be generated per click?
      4. Are the funds from Adsense (or any other service) transferred to paypal directly? Or do I have other options?
      5. Is adsense reliable?
      6. Once the year ends, what will happen? Will the ads be removed?
      7. What is ‘pagerank’ and how is it determined?

    4. We are giving backlinks on our site infocera.com as sponsored links and backlinks in end of articles. We are having Google PageRank 3 and alexa ranking of 35,000. I would like to know if we give backlinks selectively, will this help or harm our site PR and ranking.

      best rgds

    5. I was just wondering how can Google get profits by providing us a free researching system. We pay nothing and the google allows us to search free. How does it work??
      Thank you

    6. Me and my friends have started a wordpress.com blog. It will basically be directed towards students (particularly for our school), so it’ll probably get good views and all.

      Now, I’ve heard that by using Google Adsense, I can place ads on my website and generate funds from it. I have a few questions regarding that.

      One thing you should know, before you start saying stuff like “Google adsense can’t be used on wordpress”, I will be changing the domain to .com by paying the specific amount that is required by wordpress.

      Here are my questions…

      1. WordPress allows me to register a domain for $17 per year. So, do I get the rights to place ads?
      2. Does Google Adsense still work in Pakistan? What are the requirements for placing ads? (If Google adsense does not work anymore, please suggest another method).
      3. How many funds can be generated per click?
      4. Are the funds from Adsense (or any other service) transferred to paypal directly? Or do I have other options?
      5. Is adsense reliable?
      6. Once the year ends, what will happen? Will the ads be removed?
      7. What is ‘pagerank’ and how is it determined?

    7. The Webpage title shows up bolded in google search results. I modified this title yesterday to say something else.. How long will this take to change in google?

    8. Google has started displaying a location under the search bar to the left. There’s an option to change the location, or to let Google auto-detect, but I don’t want a location displayed at all. How do I stop Google from showing what it thinks is my location under the search bar on the left?

    9. I restarted my Google G1 phone to factory settings so i can start over fresh. But when it get to the step where i have to create a new google account it keeps saying that they can not connect with Google’s servers because there is a connection problem or its a problem with my SIM card. What do i do now?

    10. I reluctantly installed the newest version of internet explorer, and this meant getting google update. So now google tries to guess what you’re going to type while you type it? It’s driving me crazy.

      How do I disable this?

      It’s gotten to the point were I’ve tried to type faster than google can guess, and its making my computer lag… ūüôĀ

      Thanks!

    11. I have a list of 100 keywords in Google Adwords. I want to know if there is a program that I can use that will tell me what page in Google each of those 100 appears (or does not appear). So for example if I have keywords: dog, dog collar, and dog food, I want to know what pages in google they appear: ie pages 3, 15, and 99.

      Thanks!

    12. It never did this before but whe I search images on google it throws all the picture on one page. I’ll scroll down and a little caption will show “page 2” “page 3” etc. What happen to the regular “Next”button? This new feature lags, and the images show up so slow, and scrolling skips pages and it takes ages to find an image.

      I know google has a new feature called instant search – turned it off. Went to picture search settings – no luck.

    13. I know how to use google for searching any keyword but when we search any keyword, search engines consider so many factors for SERPs such as back links, urls and titles of the pages. But I need to know how to search in google for the web pages which contain a specific phrase in the body of the page and not in the url or title.

    14. I recently tried googling my full name and I saw my picture.
      It was a photo I posted on facebook.
      I want to remove this photof rom google.. How do i do that?
      By the way, i removed the picture from facebook, but it still apears in google images..
      And why out of all the pictures of my on facebook, google chose that particular one to have in their image results?

    15. My Google toolbar disappeared and I have to download it evertime I go online. My Yahoo toolbar always opens so I would like to import my bookmarks into Yahoo favorites. I have tried all the tips on the Google help area to make the toolbar reappear and none of them work. I am using Comcast Cable as my internet provider if that makes a difference.

    16. I’m currently building a website and am looking for tips to get my site ranked high in the search engines.

      Any help appreciated!

      Thanks in advance

    17. I have had advice from an SEO person on keyword phrases I should include, such as:

      Weekly business planner
      Online business planner
      Ultimate business planner etc..

      They all have ‘business planner’ in common, and I have that enough times in the text. Can I now just include Weekly, Online, Ultimate etc without having to put ‘business planner’ at the end of each one?

      Just wondering if google will only look for the actual 3 word phrase, or if I can use individual words as well..

    18. Do all the directories really act as back link to my website? please answer with example,
      Thanks in advance

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