Google PageRank Update August 2012

pagerank update 2012Well there comes just a new update on Google's Page popularity algo on 2nd August 2012. The PageRank toolbar has started showing new ranks for all websites worldwide. The update this time seems a major one and there could be no further expectation of any new changes within the next 24 hours. The last update was on May 3rd and third last was on February 6th. The duration gap has now become constant. Google rolls out these updates quarterly, after every three months. The next update and last update of this year is expected anytime between  November 1-10 2012. PageRank as you all know is a numerical weighting scale between 0-10. Websites that are recommended by related niches via backlinks rank higher on PR scale and get the benefit of faster crawl and index rate.  Blogs with higher PR are crawled faster compared to those with lower PageRank. For example a PR 7 webpage is crawled several times per minute compared to a PR 5 page that is crawled once every minute. The faster the robot crawls your pages the greater the chances for you to drive organic traffic from Google and build readership.

The PR for MBT remains at 4.0 and same is true for SEM which remains at 2.0. My main focus these last months have been Alexa Rank and I must congratulate all our readers for taking MBT to attain an Alexa Rank of 7K. MBT now counts amongst the very few Google blogs that has AlhamdulillAh crossed the 10K boundary. SEM has amazingly reached 29K within just 6 months and is improving daily. 

How important is PageRank?

PageRank is a successful link analysis algorithm that differentiates Google from its Market competitors. This algo is and was the backbone of Google's popularity when Larry Page and Sergey brin  first introduced this new giant search engine's functionality in September 1998. SEO professionals and internet marketers have now started measuring a website's popularity in terms of PageRank and Alexa Rank. PR is good to attract paid product reviews. Business owners do pay well if your blog has a stable PageRank, at least 3.0
But PageRank comes last in my priority list. Read further to find why.
Google Web Spam Head, Matt Cutts himself says that what is more important is your Content and not the PageRank. Watch this useful video:

Why your PageRank is not increasing?

Your PageRank did not increase? If yes then don't get frustrated and start understanding the concept first. PageRank is not sequential and surely not proportional to the number of incoming links. It is an automatic system that depends on quality links pointing your main domain. I have already written a detailed post that explains every single question revolving around your mind:

Do you need several backlinks?

It's a myth that PR depends on getting hundreds of backlinks from niche websites. A single link from a high PR blog can change your rank from 0 to 4. Some guest authors have already experienced this with us before. You must not waste your precious time commenting on forums and blogs just for the sake of low quality backlinks. Keep yourself limited to just 4-5 blogs that you may read and interact with. Build a relationship with your favorite authors and once you succeed in winning a respect in their eyes for yourselves, you can then start guest posting at these blogs without any hesitation.

Quick PR Formula:
  • Guest post on at least 4 Blogs (where you comment) with PR > 3
  • Make your Post of at least 1K words
  • Make sure your blog is well designed, presented and contains at least 25 posts. You must provide a solid reason so that the author may offer a link.
  • Produce a post that is related to the author's niche
  • Make it presentable, sound mature and to the point
  • Never try to promote yourself or your blog on a guest post, talk about the topic only.
  • Add images and video to make the post stand out
No one would neglect such a great post. Try it.

Do not fool yourselves

Site rankings do count well but give your first priority to quality content only. Write more and publish more. Do not waste your online working hours in finding tweaks to somehow increase your PageRank. Instead do a lot of reading and Work on your SEO skills and build readership. There are many blogs online with PR 6.0 but they are not well versed with marketing strategies to use in order to market their blog and make a living out of it. Neither PR nor Alexa are as important as readership. I have always emphasized on the following priority list:
  1. Readership First          (i.e. Posting quality content)
  2. Traffic second              
  3. Alexa third
  4. PageRank Fourth
Advertisers look for a return value in your blogs, if you fail to offer that you fail to win a lucrative income. Internet Marketers look at your niche topic first and then they analyze your readership, fan followers and finally your site rankings.

What is the Maximum PageRank achievable by a blog?

So far blogs that are managed by a single author or 2-6 authors could succeed in achieving a maximum of PR 6.0. I have not come across any blog with zero investment to have attained a number greater than six. Normally large businesses that have strong marketing backup rank high because the investment is huge. Blogs like search engine land, seomoz, mashable and techcrunch are corporate websites that have several hired authors who write tons of articles per week. Many people are involved behind its promotion and management and they are often backed by both print and electronic media.
So if you are a dedicated blogger then achieving 6 should be your goal. Remember Pagerank does not decide which blog is good and which is poor, its only an algorithm that tells whether a site is well recommended online or not. Reputation of any blog depends only in its strong reader base and quality updates.

What's your PageRank?

Do share with us your updated PR values and feel free to ask any SEO related question. I just hope this new update was a calm one for most of you. If you have seen a sudden positive jump then well done, if your Rank remains the same then thumbs up but if your PR has dropped then don't get demotivated and start working on the simple PR formula we shared above. Nothing works better then this technique so make yourself prepared for some quality guest posts and work with patience because you have a lot of time. i.e. 3 Months. The next update could occur anytime between 1-10 November 2012.  Peace and blessings pals! :>

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  1. My books blog still have PR 1 but as always I don't think much about PR, etc. Just try to concentrate on making the readers happy.

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  2. i finally got a PR 3 on my romanian medicine based website.:)

  3. Thanks for this site.

    I have page rank 1. I am following your formula, but most of my posts will be posted on sites like and so on after 18/8

    I think that this was my main prob. However, I will try to jump to 3 directly, In Shaa Allah.

    I hope you also jump too on the next update.

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  5. Muhammad bro after a very long time dude :) well really nice article and MASHALLAH your Alexa rank is increasing every day good luck for further improvement and AlhamdulillAh Blogger Freaks is just a month old and it got page rank 2 :)

  6. Awesome tips, I got PR 4. I have to start focusing on the Alexa and traffic this time. Your articles were always very helpful. Got any good article about em' in your blog?
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  7. my alexa got increase but i ranked down to PR2 from PR3 =(


  8. Hahaha really nice post and I'm little bit confused that why Google forgot mine blog :(

  9. I am very very Happy that my two blogs got Pr2.One had pr1 previously and now upgraded to 2.One of my blog directly jumped from pr0 to 2.But does it matter actually?
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  10. Good news, thank a lot. Keep it up.

  11. My Website Wide Info Doesn't changed the PR since the last update of May 2012 :(

    But still happy that I am stuck with the PR 4 !

  12. Nice post . I was really worried that whether this will determine the future of my blog . But now i feel relaxed . Today i managed to get a PR rank 1 ... Great for me though .. :D

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  14. my blog hasnt updated yet, it still on 2

  15. An amazing article as always..we keep reading steady and make our research and improvement..our PR remained on 3 but it seems its getting better day by the day! Thank you so much! :)

  16. Thanks for this info brother.. I just checked my blog.. It increased from Page rank 1 to 2.. :) I'm happy..

  17. Thanks for a nice article on google pr. Its a fact that Google pr changes in fractions.It keep changes in decimals it does not get changed directly say from pr 3 to 2, in between it may be 2.8 or so.
    I had pr 4 then 3 noe its 2 m sad :(

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  18. i'm happy my blog upgraded to pagerank 2. Every time PR updates my blog seems a change hope in next update will see PR 3.

  19. My PR remains unchanged for last 2 years and its PR3. These days i am accepting guest posts in financial topics. I would like to ask whether it will be helpful to increase my PR and Alexa or not?

    Please answer.

  20. A huge congrats to all you guys who got their PR increased and for those who were not so lucky including me, just keep working and hope for the best and never ever give up :)

    I wish MBT to go in 1000's in alexa ranking in around 2-3 months and get a PR 7 rank on the next update :D

    All the best to all of you :)
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  21. Finally my blog got a PR3.
    I am very much happy as my efforts have succeeded :D :D
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  22. Very useful information. Thanks for the post..

  23. Thanks friends, Myblog still in PR 2 in 3 year..ohhhh!!

  24. My Page Rank is Still 0 from 3 Months :( My Cyber Tricks

  25. My websites PR has not yet changed,its still on 2. But the actual problem is that m not getting sufficient traffic on my site,what can I do to enhance its traffic, Kindly visit the site and please let me know your valuable suggestions Commodity News and Tips

    Awaiting Your responses

  26. Hi Mohammad Mustafa Ahmedzai, I will ask a question irrelevant to this topic but I hardly find the answer on how to change the posted by in each blogger post. like in your site, sometimes it is posted by Nida Zaidi. THANKS =)

  27. Thank you so much for the great tips and advices Sir... I would love MBT forever !!!

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  29. Thanks. I really don't know big things about page rank.

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  30. Thanks Buddy ..!

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  31. I started my blog on 1st Ramzan. Fortunately 2 internal pages got PR 1 , one Got PR 2 but Home page is Zero but no worry i am still happy :) --> InternetDreamz | a free style blog

  32. My little Blog Blogging Ways gets PageRank 2.0 after this update. See How it is Possible.

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  33. Thanks mohammed bro for giving us update to Pagerank..
    i got PR -1

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  35. The reason why our PR is still 4 is mainly that we post a lot per month due to which the number of spam comments on our blog are a lot including the number of outgoing links. Moreover people often remove the attribution links from our widgets and that hurts too.


    That's what we all should aim for. Great thought. Thanks for that beautiful Alexa wish and PR. Though PR 7 seems impossible for this blog at least. But who knows if your prayers works! ;)


    Yes this will probably flow a rich juice towards your blog. You must go for it.

    @Meesum Raza

    Wow that could be your hard work. Great work meesum and keep posting at your blog and on some fellow blogs to push that even higher. all the best :)

    @John Xc
    That is surely a great news. Conratx! Well yes you may now turn your focus towards boosting the Alexa. Try to post one post daily at a fixed time and keep monitoring Alexa's behavior. Write on trending topics only.

    @Richard @Raheem
    don't loose hopes, it has happened with us too i past so its part of the play :) Carefully monitor your internal and external links and keep a balance in them. Read my post on this.

    @Abdul salam
    That's great pal! and PR does not increase sequentially so you can jump even to 4 from 0. Perfectly alrite. :)

    You must be happy that it remained constant at least. which is also great :)

    Make sure you are not inviting too many low-search-value guest posts. Limit the number of outgoing links and increase internal links. Write on latest trends and work on your traffic. Write just two guest posts at PR4 blogs. Things will change for sure in next update :)

    @Mohammad Khalid Siddiqui
    Guest posts will surely increase Alexa but would negatively effect PR. Guest posting is one reason that flow PR juice externally and distributes it over low quality links. Keep it limited to one or two authors. Do not invite spammers. I would recommend paid authors only.

    @Arbaz Khan
    I have noticed that you had already followed the traffic formula and those guest posts worked for you arbaz. Keep it up :)

    @Commodity news
    Your website I guess is publishing no new posts. It only contains static Pages. Kindly attach a blog to it and write posts daily. Things will change for sure on next update.


    Replied on FB :)

    @Prime Aque
    Pleased to know this Prime :)

    @Guppu Boss
    That's why people are linking that internal page more. Our post on entrecard buckets had better PR then our homepage but now with time the PR got distributed. Guest post and link to your homepage. :)

    @Karan Singh Chauhan
    Well done karan. More power :)

    I might have missed replying many. Please pardon me on that. I wrote the replies in hurry :)

  36. @Mohammad
    Blogger comments are by default no-follow, so how those spam comments affect PR?? Confused...

    And I always wish for for something but never think it is possible or not. Though I fail sometimes but forget it thinking that I at least learned something or at least tried to do :)

    Btw have a look on comments at Bitly post.

  37. Muhmmad i have been following you since two months and i registered my blog domain name on 7th July 2012. I am really happy and tankful to allah that by his grace i am able to get PR2 in just 26 days of my domain creation. This huge jump from PR0 to PR2 is indeed a great news and extreme joy and happiness for me and a gift by Allah for me in this holy month of Ramazan.

  38. oh! my pr is not increased. can some one give me simple steps to increase pr ?

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  41. Thanks friends, myblog still in PR4!

  42. :( sad my blog is still PR 1 . What should i do to increase my blog page rank ?

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  43. Alhamdolilah my was is also on pr2 and does not fall down this time

  44. @Bhavesh
    Nofollow attribute only prevents robots from diving into that link or following it to where the links takes it. But the anchor text is always indexed and this destroys the balance of our keyword density and effects somehow the organic traffic. But yes the PR juice is not linked to it directly. Looks like spam frustrated me so much that I started blaming them :x

    @sajid bashir
    MashAllah bro. Now that is a great news. I wish that you remain consistent with the strategy you adopted and keep publishing something useful. Keep the lights on. :)

    Read the post once to find all answers :)


    You ain't guest posting young friend! :)

    That is great faiz. Long time to see your comment? :)

  45. @Mohammad
    Ok.. but can't we have a new secure commenting system for blogger using some PHP that you have learnt where we can blacklist certain words or url's etc??

  46. I have blog about IBPS banking recruitment in India and around 6 months old. Daily unique visitor 50-60 and alexa rank 635913, 900+ valid email subscribers. But it shows 0 page rank yet. Why?

    Another thing my blog couldn't be seen in google search engine front position, though it appears in first page in other search engines. Please give me some SEO tips so that it takes front position in google search engine. My all articles are genuine, not a copy paste posts. I give lots of effort in my blog. Please help me.

  47. I am following your blog for some times now and found your articles useful. However I am searching for a topic on h1 tags. I want to create h1 tag on my blog, but I could not find a sufficient guide on google. So please be kind enough to write a post on h1 tag and how to add it to blogger.

  48. @bhavesh

    blogger does not allow developers to send queries to databases. So I am limited to xml publich functions. :)

    Your traffic very low buddy. All your questions can be answered if you follow this series: Blogger SEO PAck 2012

    You just reminding me a great post. I have noticed this with latest bing tools as well and I will publish a post shortly. Stay tuned. However you will find the following post really useful: Switch blog titles to H2 tag

  49. My site is only 3 months old. A customer looked up my sites page rank and the homepage is page rank of 5 and all the rest are page rank 4! And the site is only 3 months old. I am not building Backlinks either, in fact all we are doing to the site is making sure that it is onsite optimized and that we have great content. The site is all about the customer and not about the search engines. Funny enough the search engines show it love through page rank!

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  51. My blog is only 4 months old and it got PR 0 to PR 2. I am very pleased and thank to GOOGLE. Mustafa Bhaiiiiii I already posted comments
    "Assalamualikum Ahmed bhai, I visit your site again and again for helpful tips. I want to apply for Google adsense account but I am afraid that perhaps I could not fulfill the requirements of the Google. Please visit my blog and give me some helpful tips for applying an account. Thanks"
    but I am still waiting for your reply. Can anybody give me suggestion ?

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  53. Thanks for this update Mohammad. Unfortunately, I have not got any PR upgrade for any of my websites but hoping to see some good news in the next update.

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  54. Hi Mohammad i need your help i am big fan of yours for your grate articles on blogging. I am a blogger from India my blog address is but i am facing big problem today to my blog, i have written 240 above articles on my blog, but from the last one and half month my blog is not appearing in Google search at all. But tow month before i was getting very good results in Google search, i have searched so many times on the internet to get a solution for it but didn't got a single one solution for this, So now i am here i know you are certified SEO Consultant you can help me please help me and tell me what is the problem with my blog. Thanks

  55. @Online Business

    Congrax! As I mentioned PR does not depend on how old or new your website is, it depends solely on the quality of incoming link. yoiu guys might have received a good quality link from some hih PR web pages. Use site explorer in Bing webmaster to find the websites that linked you. :)

    @Shumaila Malik

    W.salam Shumaila,

    Congratulations buddy! That is indeed a great start and your blog looks great. Well organized content and nice design. You may surely apply for adsense. I would recommend that you first buy a domain and then apply. This would be a wiser step. More power to you :)

    Simple tip bishal. Read more and write more. Stop writing on cracking, hacking and torrents.

    Please read:Why you should not blog on hacking?

    Only you can help yourself out buddy. I am always their to answer your queries. but avoid such comments because it is treated as spam :)

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  56. thanks for information,mt site now have PR3.
    before,i got PR1

  57. The google PR has updated for my sites also.
    One of my site now PR2 , it was PR1 before this update.

    Another site homepage is PR2, interestingly one of the inner page ( ) got PR3. I think, now google has again changed the algorithm to update the PR for page by page. I'm happy to see my post got higher PR than the home page.

  58. Hey buddy, awesome post all round, I was wondering if you perhaps heard new of when the next google update will be? Check out site, maybe we can exchange links? My website offers Seo services to businesses.

  59. Hi, Good article. I just had my first ranking of PR1 which is great since I had 0 before!

    Looking forward to growing slowly but with good content and a positive attitude!

  60. Hmm nice blog. Thanks. I always check my actual page rank using without having to wait for google update.

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  62. Nice explanation! Now I understand why my my pagerank does not increasing. Thanks!

  63. Thanks for the info. I tend to just concentrate on good poetry. If the readers like it, they'll return. Thanks again.

  64. hello bro my blog is aptitudetab am trying to get page rank but i failed please help me to pagerank my pagerank is 0 insha allah am waiting for solution from you brother

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