Google Updates PageRank again
Internet Forums and IRC Channels have been busy discussing and speculating reports over a new GoogleBot, which began appearing sometime back in website logs. This came in addition to another observation, which confirmed that Google was no longer updating PageRank of websites. Finally, the trends have changed and reports of updated PageRank are beginning to appear online again. It took almost 4 months for this update unlike monthly updates that used to happen.
TechWhack itself showed an updated PageRank today along with many other associated websites. A little research pointed to many other high profile sites reporting the same trends. Interestingly, many of the unofficial tools (including Firefox extension) are showing the updated PageRank as well. This confirms that Google has not yet blocked them from accessing PageRank as it was speculated in the media.
Google PageRank for the uninitiated is one of the many factors Google use to rank a webpage. This in turn decides on how much relevance that page gets and how much higher it is in Google searches.