If you thought the normal way of being PageRanked (PR) had come to an end, guess again.
Google just rolled out a new update.
The last update happened around April 2010, which is quite awhile considering that Google normally rolls out a new PR every 3-4 months.
Most people were expecting a PR update around September of 2010, but I guess Google was a little to busy getting ready for the holiday rush. 🙂
What I have heard was that most blogs and websites saw an increase in PR “IF” their inbound links were legitimate.
It looks like Google is starting to put a tight choke hold on site buying links, and giving higher PR’s on pages built with links the ol’ fashion way, hard work.
So, now would be a good time to outsource most, if not all, of your link building, which would allow you to focus on finding more products to sale.
Here are a few related articles:
Google Changing The PageRank Algorithm – which also has a list of site that lost PR during the update. A lot of the mainstream sites lost rank, which is actually good news for smaller and newer bloggers.
If you’ve heard anything else, let me.