Google Answers

Google: Page Rank Still Matters

Google: Page Rank Still Matters
It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn0Share on Reddit0

If you’ve been in the SEO scene for the last year, you would’ve noticed that Google decided to remove the page rank toolbar from its browser, oh man, this definitely was a sad day – I remember reading about all on Twitter the day it was removed. People weren’t happy and it sparked up the question of whether or not page rank still matters. Does it?

Page rank is an important aspect of identifying whether or not a site is authoritative in the eyes of Google, and it gives us SEO’s a brief outline of how powerful the website is, if a website had a page rank of 2 – it was doing ok, if it had a page rank of 8, o.m.g it has a crazy good back link profile. It was a pretty cool tool to have to be able to quickly filter out the pesky sites from the good ones.

I personally believe that Google still uses page rank in their algorithms, they just don’t release the scores of the sites to the general public. As it doesn’t exist, or it isn’t updated as frequently, I’m starting to use Trust Flow on Majestic as an alternate.

Anyway, Gary Illyes decided to Tweet on the subject of whether or not page rank still matters in August:

According to Gary, yes page rank still matters. Is this information reliable, I’m sure it is, yes. As Gary is an official spokesperson for Google, it is his job to communicate the information and help webmasters with advice and escalations. I know, spokespersons can be wrong and they aren’t 100% all the time, but this is some very useful information. Cheers, Gary.

It's only fair to share...Share on Facebook0Share on Google+0Tweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn0Share on Reddit0

About the author

Brett

Brett

Brett is currently working as a full-time SEO Analyst for a leading, international eCommerce company that recently won a Queens Award For Enterprise. In addition, he's also worked client side for 3 years at a digital agency, managing just over 20 local SEO projects. He's very knowledgeable when it comes to technical SEO and he's well known for his consultancy during https site-wide deployments.

1 Comment

Click here to post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Over 2,000+ Consumers

Get fresh content from SEMtuts.com

SEMrush