After a long period of nine months, Google PageRank (PR) finally updated today! I am quite pleased with the results of this update. In fact this blog of mine achieved a PageRank of 4, which is not too bad considering how little time I spent on the blog. PageRank is important as it is among the 200 signals that are been taking into consideration while displaying SERPs in the Google search engine.
Google PageRank is an indicator on the Google Toolbar which shows how “authoritative” a website is in Google’s view. Since a major update for the Google PR indicator takes place for only a few times a year, it is of no surprise why webmasters wait anxiously for every round of PR update. Last year, the most recent Google PageRank update took place in April 2010. Since then, there were minor Google PR updates but no real major update, which is very unlike the usual case.