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November 9, 2012

Google PageRank Update November 2012

Google PR

So, Google PageRank has been updated again this week, just as expected. And so far, the update does not seem to be a major one - but then again, give it some time. The last update took place in August 2012, and the one before that on May 2012. So it's pretty obvious that Google is now rolling out these updates quarterly, i.e. after every three months. So the next update is expected in the first 10 days of February 2013. We congratulate everyone whose PR didn't drop. And for those whose did, there's a few things you can do which we will mention. And again, keep in mind that Google PR should not a priority for you - read on to see why.

This time around, this blog (MBT) successfully retained a PageRank of 4 (Alhamdulillah), and same goes for our sister blog Smart Earning Methods which retained its PR of 2 as well. But between this update and the previous one, we have been a work on other aspects, so as mentioned earlier, Google PR wasn't a priority.

What does PageRank do?

As most of you might already know, PageRank is Google's way of assigning a grade to a website from 1 to 10. Google rates itself at PR 9, so that drops the ceiling somewhat. And for blogs with little or no investment (such as this one), the maximum PR achieved yet is 6. Blogs such as TechCrunch, Mashable, Search Engine Land etc are corporate websites, run by an organization. They have multiple authors, as well as marketers and managers who manage and promote the website at the back-end - all of which requires investment. So for a low-investment blog, the target should be 6.

As to the question of what PR actually does, well it's just a way of rating websites. Website with a high PR get crawled and indexed more frequently. For example, a PR 7 website might get crawled several times in a minute, whereas a PR 4 or 5 website might be crawled just once per minute.

PR is also one of the factors advertisers look for in a blog, but is by no means the ONLY factor. There are a lot of other factors they look at first.

What to do?

Has your PR dropped? Don't worry. You can pick it up still. Lots of people think hundreds of backlinks is the way to go. That couldn't be further from the truth. Instead of having hundreds of backlinks, it's better to just concentrate on having just a few very high quality backlinks (PR 4 or higher). So stop wasting your time commenting on low PR blogs for backlinks. Rather, write a good guest post on a high PR blog. Adopt this practice, and you'll see your PR increase in the next update.

Besides that, you should concentrate on the quality of your page, as well as some of the basic SEO, so that Google recognizes your efforts. Here is a list of some of our best SEO tips you should follow.

What should your priority be?

As mentioned earlier, PR is just ONE of the factors advertisers look for in a blog. But there are other more important factors as well. The first thing they look for is your readership, i.e. whether you have an active community of followers who participate on your blog. Then comes social media fan following, and even though such stats could be inflated (by buying likes), it is the activity about your blog that counts.

Next comes traffic stats, and Alexa ranking. Advertisers look for how many people visit a site daily, and Alexa is a good stats provider. And this is what we've been concentrating on, instead of PR. As a result, MBT has reached an Alexa of 7k worldwide (one of the few Google blogs to reach below 10k), and SEM has reached 23k Alhamdulillah. Google PR should come after all these factors.

Share your PR with us!

So, did your PR change? And how satisfied are you with it? Do let us know in the comments section below, and also feel free to ask any SEO related questions here. Good luck :)

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  1. allhamdulillah i've got 1 PR :D

  2. hi sir my blog with entertainment content .And My Blog have page rank 2 in November page rank Updates and how can i keep my page rank and how can i increase pls reply me my site http://www.cinerak.co.in/.(just 2 months blog)

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  4. alhamdlillah , My New PR is 3 :)

  5. My one month old blog TechTrickHome got PR2.Credits goes to MBT for continueously providing such wonderfil seo tips.Now wish to know how could I increase this PR much more in next PR update?

  6. My blog's PR was 1 at the beginning of the year, dropped to 0, but now it's back to 1.

  7. Got my PR 2 from PR 1 for this Google Pagerank Update

    and my other blog which is three month old got PR 2 from PR 0 ,
    PR 0 from PR 2( another one )

  8. Thanks for sharing... Qasaim Brother..
    this was a Positive Update for Me..
    MY PR is been updated to 2 from 1
    very Happy about it:)
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  9. my website planet of angels stayed at pr 0 although it has 42 backlinks. Sad.

  10. Yez..!! my site rank fro PR0 to PR2..

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  11. Surprisingly Got PR 3 :)
    BLog : http://csdoon.org

  12. I Started My efforts 3 months before and now my efforts came true i got pr1..Thanks To Allah Almighty

  13. @Amit Rawatcongratulation .....please post your website url and latest page rank at http://www.myblogtips.org/2012/11/Google-Pagerank-updates-November-2012.html

    so everyone can see your website latest rank

  14. But, Google doesnt take PR into consideration to rank, does it?

  15. i still have PR2 in my blog MabZTech but my adroid mobile apps became PR1 Android Mobile Apps. Thanks for seo information.

  16. I found MBT is now a PR4 blog. My programming blog CODERS HUNT is a PR 1 blog. In this update there is no change in my blog PR. I want to make it a best website to learn programming how can i increase my page rank in the next update ?

  17. My site is new. just only 10 days old :p. So i not get any PR. Hope i will get it next pr update‼

    Simple tricks to Push Up google PageRank

  18. I'm happy that my PR got 1 from 0 the previous day when I checked it. Considering that I have only 13 posts for 6 months.

  19. Well, this is attractive news for bloggers,I check mine but not PR updates, beside backlink the domain should also be bit old?

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  21. I got PR3 directly from 0...:)
    I am really happy for that...!!!
    My blog is http://toptenplus.com

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  23. complete and clearly tutorial

    thanks for sharing a such great information . it will helps us nicely . your content is so helpful and useful for me .

  24. my page rank is zero... Trickz Cafe
    how can i simply increase it??
    How can i get back links?

  25. My page rank is zero . But I am confident that it will increase sooner or later.

    Tech Ravers

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  27. My blogs PR is 3 for last one year. My back links are 175. and Alexa Rank is 215K.

  28. When will be the next page rank update?

    Abdur Rakib
    Tips on blogging

  29. My Blog got PR from 0 to 2 and i am really happy

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  32. Alhamdulilah, i have my two moths old blog, and i was amazed when i check my page rank became PR4. This is really a good start. :D

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  33. I am really happy today....my blog pagerank increased..
    Now my blog have page rank 3.

    Akhil Abraham

  34. My blog is still at PR 4, but I feel I'm close to 5...

  35. hey dude My Tech Blog Techbymak got PR 2 in this Update. Thank you for this Update

  36. http://english.wanwidget.com/

    Hi, i got PR 2, no change at all from Januari

  37. Where do you check your page rank? Mine has stayed the same onall my sites, despite the fact that I made massive changes to one of them, so I surprised, but pleased as it is PR3.

  38. Hi. My Blog has PR = 0. I want it up, how do i do ??
    My blog Tin hoc 360 - ICT - Mang may tinh

  39. how the heck on earth i got PR3 on JUST A MONTH OLD DOMAIN

  40. @CINERAK.CO.IN here's a post for your reference dear http://www.mybloggertricks.com/2011/11/3-reasons-why-your-pagerank-is-not.html

  41. @Debarpan Mukherjee thanks bro. All I've got say for the next update is, keep up the hard work and you'll get a better PR next time :)

    @livetv4u.in Not in the strictest sense, but indirectly, yeah, it does

  42. @Rachel well, you can just search google for your PR.
    As for your efforts, well it's a constant effort, and you can't just stop after getting PR3. So the fact that you retained PR3 means your hard work paid off. Otherwise, your PR would have dropped.

  43. Alhamdulillah.. My blog at http://careeron9.blogspot.com still in PR2.. Thanks MBT for learn me a blogger,,..

  44. I got pr 1 in my blog- TECHTRICKBOX
    I follow your tips on my other blog BEST OF TRICKS ...and I think it will get rank within few days..

    Thank you for sharing the best tips...

    At regard, Souvik

  45. How I wish I will achieve a higher PR. my blog is in PR0 :( thanks for this post, you inspire me :)


  46. This particular blog is really amazing as well as i definitely love it. Good job!!
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  47. i just started my programming blog this month.......hoping to get pr1 in the next update. ab@technodator.blogspot.com

  48. Alhamdulillah. My blog got PR 2. Nice info.

  49. My PR dropped from 3 to 2. Tsk tsk. I wonder why.

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  51. Next Page Rank is Near
    InshaAllah My Blog Page Rank will increase !

    Information World

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  53. hellow guys here is my site sell online free it has a pg rank 1 ever since created, i dont know why the pagerank is not increasing can anyone suggest something?

  54. thankz for this preciou information nice post Images Blog

  55. Nice post as always, good job Qasim !

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  56. Thanks for the info... Can you tell me when google update pr again.

  57. http://www.topwebsitecheck.com is a very good historical google pagerank checker tool to analyse your rankings. and more.... backlinks, alexa ranks, facebook mentions, site speed....

  58. I can't stand sleeping in complete silence, so I always have a fan on. Also, I'lll admit that I use my ipod for most of my work day since
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    I spend a lot of it working through paperwork. I also often use it for my walks, though, from time to time, I'll go without it and just listen to the sounds around me and take in the nice weather.

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  60. gosh i don't know what i am doing wrong on my site www.listofwonders.com
    that my page rank is still N A after 5 mounts....


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