October started and yet we do not see any progress or major updates in Google Page ranks. It is more than 8 months now that there is no Toolbar PageRank (PR) update for websites from Google. The last update that came was in early February.
The general behavior is that in every 3-4 months Google update their toolbar page rank. Below pattern shows regular updates along with one rare update for August and May.
- February 2013
- November 2012
- August 2012
- May 2012
- February 2012
- November 2011
If we Google why Toolbar PR is not updating, we will see several stories. Few claims that Google has removed this concept and now there will not be any such update. Few shared that Google is planning something big and new update will change the way websites are getting Google PR. Most promising story was that Google is waiting to release the new and improved algorithm for Toolbar PR on September 26th, on Google’s birthday but that too has passed.
We will keep an eye on how thing moves, but it does raise a big Question for those who are crazy behind high Page rank. What they have lost in past 8 months due to no PR update and what is the main purpose of it?