Google is Updating Page Rank – Future Page Rank Tool

The word on the street from those who watch such things is that Google are currently doing a Page Rank update. These things tend to take a day or two to sort themselves out but there are a few tools that can help you work out what your page rank might end up at. Here is one such tool from SEO Chat.

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If this is an accurate measure I’m pretty happy because it indicates that has finally been given a page rank and goes from a PR of 0 to a PR of 6.

Update: There are a few discrepancies using this tool by the looks of things. You might also like to check your page rank using Page Rank Check or Data Centre Check.

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  1. Whoah, thank you Darren. It looks like I’m going to have a PR or 5 on the site I started two months ago. Sweet! Let the blogging continue…

  2. Nicole Simon says:

    Hei, I worked several years for a 6 on two of my domains, and now you come and grab it *buhu*

    No, actually I suspect to get my 5 ‘back’ on most of my domains, as i recently finally managed to get rid of the www everywhere. It takes some time for google to adapt to that. ;o)

  3. Jon says:

    Ehh, it’s a nerd thing, it is amazing that the change of a bunch of numbers can get a lot of people so excited that they will jump up and down.

  4. Carl says:

    Wow, Darren, you picked up on this before any of the web developer forums I visit. I’m very happy I’m already showing as a 5, but too bad I haven’t moved up in the SERPs at all. Oh well, at least all the PR 3s and 4s can be jealous of me now.

  5. Darren says:

    Thanks Carl.

    I actually find that changees in SERPs are not attached at all with PR updates – instead the shifts seem to come when they update backlinks.

  6. Uffe says:

    I did a query for and only got 4 and some zeroes? And I actually got the exact same result when querying my own site (3 months old).

  7. marcel says:

    congrats on the 6 ! :)

  8. Darren says:

    Usually takes a few days to settle Uffe

  9. Uffe says:

    Well, I’m just wondering how two queries for the same URL can give 2 different results.

  10. Lisa V. says:

    WOW! Looks like one of my sites is going from a 3 to an 8 !!! Pinch me, can this be true!?! …..Let me check… Yes my toolbar is now showing an 8!

  11. Jamie says:

    Excellent – thanks for the heads up, Darren. Very happy to see two of my sites get to 5 in a month and a half – without that much effort, to be honest. Now, to get them to 6…

  12. Lisa V. says:

    My oldest site just jumped from a 3 to an 8 !

  13. Smart Money says:

    Google must have done an update in the last 24 hours my site has gone from PR 0 to PR 3 and has gone from 0 to 4.

    In your tool, I’m getting 0s and 1s?

  14. Darren says:

    seems to be a few discrepancies – perhaps the tool is not doing its job after all or maybe its got something to do with our global locations? Time will tell but whatever the case Page Rank Update is underway.

  15. Lisa V. says:

    I’m starting to think the 8 I’m seeing is a big Google mistake. When I just did a search for back links for the site that was given a PR 8 today – not a single one of the sites it is displaying has a returning link to my site, or has anything to do with my subject matter. Who broke Google?
    Shucks.. I really wanted to be an 8.

  16. Hopefully mine doesn’t drop again. Last time it went from a 7 to a 5.

  17. Scrivs says:

    The discrepancies occur due to the use of www for the url. If you check with you will see pr 6, if you check you see a 4. That’s why I do this with all my sites.

  18. Fitzgerald says:

    Thanks for the great info, and congrats on the increase in PR.

  19. Arieanna says:

    We’re officially unsandboxed on all our sites too. Three 0s jumped to 4s wohoo. Congrats on your 6!

  20. Andr says:

    @ Uffe, @ Smart Money

    To the confusion with the problogger pagerank: check and

    You will see.

  21. Darren says:

    Congrats Arieanna – I’m not sure that getting a PR means you’re out of the sandbox though unfortunately.

    I’ve got some PR 6 sites that get virtually no traffic from Google. It must be a step closer though.

  22. Alex says:

    You find some really great stuff. Thanks for ProBlogging.

  23. WR says:

    Some good changes for me, but also some bad ones. I’d say it evened itself out, though.

  24. Tom Hanna says:

    I’ve seen (current) Page Rank changes across 4 sites. As soon as I saw it, I came here to get the latest.

  25. wilson ng says:

    would anyone give any idea on why if you are a 7 you would drop to 5 or 6. Is it because you don’t update it, or is it because if others get better, you have to drop lower even if you don’t do anything?

  26. Jennifer says:

    It does not appear that the update is very stable for me…In an hour I went from 0 to 5 and back to 0….

    Realistically, PR is largely about bragging rights rather than SERPs. Which I tell myself when I see the 5 crash to a 0.

  27. Andy Merrett says:

    Darren, you say problogger may move from PR 0 to 6, but my toolbar says your PR is currently 3?

  28. Andy Merrett says:

    D’oh sorry Darren, I forgot this was an old article. :)

    Can anyone interpret this: for two of my new domains, where traffic is steadily increasing, all datacentres but two are showing a PR of zero, which is true. However, the same two DCs are showing a PR of 5 for the two domains.

    Could this be the change in progress? Please someone tell me that these are two servers ‘ahead’ and the rest will follow. Oh please! :)

    Even if I don’t get a 5, anything above zero would be cool – I already get good ranking on relevant search terms so this could be excellent!

    Am I just deluded? Is the tool flawed? Do I just have to wait and see what the mighty Google bestow upon me?

  29. I am on 4, but I don’t think I fully understand how PageRank works. I dig into it :)

  30. Andy Merrett says:

    Several other DCs are now also showing 5 for both. I need to stop checking that page…

  31. Trigger says:

    3 for both sites, 2 months work…and now a 3! Cool. Thanks Darren!

  32. Dave Starr says:

    Certainly seems to work accurately now. Both my corporate site and my Blospot blog have PR and it shows them she same as does the Google tool bar. About time Google started releasing a little rank here and there, IMHO

    Best regards

  33. Dave Starr says:

    Certainly seems to work accurately now. Both my corporate site and my Blospot blog have PR and it shows them she same as does the Google tool bar. About time Google started releasing a little rank here and there, IMHO

    Best regards

  34. Dave Starr says:

    Certainly seems to work accurately now. Both my corporate site and my Blospot blog have PR and it shows them she same as does the Google tool bar. About time Google started releasing a little rank here and there, IMHO

    Best regards

  35. Neil Patel says:

    PageRank is too hyped up. At one point I had clients with a PageRank of 9 and I had websites with a PageRank of 7 and 8. The problem is that PageRank does not necessarily mean an increase in positioning on Google. In many cases sites with a lower PageRank rank higher then sites with high PageRank. The main factor people should concentrate on is content, which is what most blogs already do.

  36. imran says:


    Please can any one help me to manage a stick up footer on the website for IE 5.0 +. Its designed in CSS or JavaScript or Both.

    As you can see 1 on . Any kind of help is highly appriciated.


    Imran Hashmi

  37. Larry says:

    You can predict your pagerank from MULTIPLE Google datacenters at

  38. Paras Shah says:

    Hello Everyone,

    I just checked the future pagerank for my website on different sites and I got different results on different tools.

    Why is that? Dont they use the same algorithm to predict the future pagerank or check the same datacenters?

    Please advice.

    Paras Shah
    ItsAllAboutLinks Web Directory

  39. I agree with Paras Shah. When I try this on it isn’t consistent anywhere? Does this mean my rankings are all over the board?

  40. Eric says:

    Does the tool not work on blogs? If I enter I get no response.

  41. Darren Rowse says:

    Eric – works fine. PR 3 as of today.

  42. osman says:

    my pr is now 2

  43. tony scott says:

    How come future page rank shows diff. in diff. sites: My web site has pr5 and in fufute page rank shows pr-6 and some shoes still pr-5


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