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Google PR on new web pages

Posted: Sat 05 Jun, 2004 1:06 am
by maz
It's been noticed that over recent months Google is taking up to 2 months to give PageRank to new sites. This is therefore something to factor in when designing new sites. This also affects NZ sites.

Posted: Tue 08 Jun, 2004 10:45 pm
by kiwitravel
This sucks and is something that I have noticed recently. It does affect our bottom line in the sense that we don't know what ranking our initial pages will get for several months, by which stage the web developer usually is long since gone.

Re: Google PR on new web pages

Posted: Sun 05 Dec, 2004 3:00 pm
by Allan Gardyne
maz wrote:It's been noticed that over recent months Google is taking up to 2 months to give PageRank to new sites.
Perhaps with new competition from MSN, Google will change the way it does things. Let's hope so!

I know that with individual pages, if Google spiders your site frequently, it can assign PageRank very quickly, although the PageRank may not show up in the Google toolbar for a couple of months or so.

For example, I created a new page quite a while ago, targeting the phrase "affiliate program tutorial". Within a few days, the page begin ranking nicely (no doubt with the help of PageRank), but according to the toolbar the page still has a PageRank of zero.

Posted: Wed 08 Dec, 2004 7:14 am
by maz
Some of the stuff on Webmasterworld is of growing concern, specifically discussions of how older backlinks might not count so much in the future compared with fresh backlinks.

They gave an example of Bush Campaign 2000 vs 2004, specifically that there may have been a bunch of links back in 2000, but obviously they can't count "forever" and that fresher links should take precedence.

Apparently there has been some movement towards this direction already on search engines, but nothing that's been concretely confirmed.

This could well mean a huge new industry in link brokers, etc. Well, larger than already. Eek!

Posted: Wed 08 Dec, 2004 7:15 am
by maz
Oh yeah apparently googleguy or someone with ties to Google mentioned PageRank on the toolbar as being way out of date.