Google Page Rank Always Updating and Always Available

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With the latest Google Toolbar Page Rank Update, I have been discussing this with several clients. It came to my attention that most people do not realize that at anytime you can get a real time snapshot of your websites current Page Rank according to Google.  Within Google webmaster tools, you can view what your current Google Page rank is in a way.  They do not offer you a specific number, but they do break it down into 4 catergories. High, Medium, Low and not yet assigned. It displays this in the form of a bar chart, offering an clear picture of how your websites current pages are valued based upon Google’s Page Rank.

To view this for your website, all you need to do is click on statistics and then crawl stats to view this information.

Assumptions can be made that your home page is probably the highest ranking page, so if you see a really small bar in the high or medium section this is most likely your home page.

At first you may look at this and feel somewhat perplexed by what does low, medium and high really mean. Based upon my experience, I can help with this:

Not Yet Assigned- would be a grey bar or no Google Page Rank.

Low- this puts your Page Rank Between PR0-PR3

Medium- this puts your Google Page Rank Between PR4-PR6

High- this puts your Google Page Rank between PR7-PR10

I was amazed at how many webmasters and website owners did not know that they can get a pretty clear picture of their current Google Page Rank and how to view this realtime.

I hope now, everyone does not feel that they need to sit around and wait for Google to do a Toolbar export to see their current website Page Rank. It is always available to you.

What would be cool, is if Google would just really show you the actual PR number of all your pages right in Google Webmaster tools, maybe some day.

Hope this helps.

Google Toolbar PR Update nearly complete

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As stated by Matt Cutts the Google Toolbar Export or update did begin on Friday July 25th 2008 and appears to be nearly completed. Does not look like there were too many wholesale changes, appears that some new sites got some PR and some old sites either went up and down. Appears to be little drama, and also appears that the general public is becoming somewhat disenchanted with the entire Google PR system.

Cool Tool FREE SEO Quake

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Just a quick one here, I discovered a very cool new tool called SEOquake.

This tool when placed in the hands of the right person very powerful, it can be used to examine a multitude of on site and off site SEO (search engine optimization) factors. I just discovered it, and it is fairly accurate and displays a lot of information required to get a quick snapshot or your current SEO.

Have a look, well worth the 4 minutes it takes to install.

Fantasic new tool from Microsoft/MSN/Live

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MSN, while lacking on its webmaster tools, has recently added some new tools in their MSN adcenter labs.

These are free tools, which are just fantastic!

If you looking to optimize your website, for particular keywords, or looking to micro manage your PPC ads; the tool for detecting commercial intent tool rocks. This basically displays the typical intent of the searcher (based upon their search query) and the probability of the user to actually buy. You can also use this tool to query URL’s or domains to see what the typical visitor’s action or reaction is going to be based upon statisics.

They also have a Keyword forecast tool, which will offer you details of internet search volume on daily and monthly bases, the search trends and the demographics of the searches. They offer this in multiple views, as detailed as one could possibly want (this is quite unusual for MSN or Microsoft).

Keyword search trends

The tools they are offering for free are second to none, everything: Text ad writing recommendations, keyword group detection, search funnels, product classification, even a tool for keyword extraction and keyword price estimation coming soon.

MSN has also created powerful new tool with API capabilities called the Keyword Services Platform. This information is so valuable to managing your e-commerce business, I am just starting to dig into this, but it has real promise.

I cannot recommend these tools highly enough, get in there and dig for the gold nuggets you need for your business’s future success.

Microsoft has outdone themselves with this tool and not even the master of the net Google has yet to create such useful tools, nonetheless making them free.