As you may be aware, Google is currently updating the PageRank it awards to websites it includes in its search database. Google uses PageRank to determine your site’s popularity and credibility. The higher your PageRank, the more authoritative Google considers your site to be.
I use the PageRank checker over at PRchecker to keep an eye on the PageRank for my websites. It is always a good idea to be aware of how your site is seen by the search engines – just remember not to obsess about it!
I am pleased that this blog which I started less than two months ago is already up to a PageRank of 4. Just Chat has remained static with a PageRank of 5. Soap Forum has dropped from a PageRank of 3 down to 2, and my free web hosting site has dropped from a PageRank of 4 to 3.
Overall I am content with the update. Obviously the highlight is this blog reaching a decent PageRank so early in its life. Having Just Chat hold its rank is comforting, although I will be working harder to get this up to a PageRank of six for the next update. The fact my other two sites have dropped is a little disappointing, but as I do not run them for profit it does not overly concern me.
How have your sites down since the update? Are you happy with the results?