When is the Next Google Pagerank Update

The latest google pagerank update is taking longer than expected, normally it takes just 3 month but for over 5 months now, we haven’t heard any news concerning the google pagerank update.
To those of us that are new to blogging, how do you feel anytime you try to check your pagerank and all you see is N/A? Have you experienced this before? Well, the question everybody’s asking now is; when is the next google pagerank update. The last pagerank update was on the 4th of February and the next was supposed to occur between May and June (3 months interval) but nothing happened.

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Google Pagerank Update

Well, Google pagerank update May 2013 is at the corner and this is going to occur anytime this month or next. You might be thinking that pagerank has no effect on a blog but the major importance of pageranks are;


Why would I work hard with a couple of guest post, blog commenting and other safe link building strategies if I don’t want an increase in pagerank? Of course I’ll have to work hard and build safe backlinks to my blog in order to get some results. It’s just like writing an exam and google pagerank update displays the result of the exam you wrote. Your pagerank shows how hard you’ve worked for your blog and the quality contents on your blog.

Higher Ranking on SERP

For sure, you’re going to rank higher but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t work on your SEO. Your blog won’t go an inch near the search engine result page if you neglect it. Optimize your blog and content for search engine and your pagerank is what’s going to double the size of your cake.

Definitely, you must have done some hard work by writing quality contents and building links from quality sites now that google pagerank update is around the corner. Well if you haven’t done this, I don’t think it’s too late; you can still get other sites to link to you.
These are my little secrets of getting a higher pagerank.

Quality content

Quality content is the key to a successful blog and without quality content on your blog, you won’t get a higher ranking, as yourself if your blog has quality content. Sure! You can answer the question, you wrote the content yourself so you’ll know if it has quality or not. Check out my post on dzsdD5 significance of quality content

Guest blogging

Submitting guest posts on blogs with higher pagerank is the best and first method to consider when it comes to getting backlinks from other blog. I’m sure you know about guest blogging so there no need to waste some white space. I submitted tons of guest post and I’m sure I’ll have a good result when there’s an update, want to be a guest blogging addict? Check out my post on how to be an addicted blogger

Blog commenting

This is another strategy and I’m perfect in this, I managed to be one of the top commenters on few blogs and it’s awesome because I’ve generated a lot of traffic from blog commenting alone. Nowadays, 80% of blogs are nofollow due to number of spam comments they received all in the name if backlinks. If you want your comment approved, then drop quality comments on blogs.

Block Pagerank sucking loopholes

Linking to other sites on your blog is a way of giving out your pagerank juice to the blog thereby reducing your pagerank. To avoid this, you can simply download the nofollow external link plugin and the plugin does the rest for you or you can do this manually by adding rel=”nofollow” attribute to any external link on your blog. This prevents the blogs you link to from sucking your pagerank juice.

Join Online Communities

Joining online communities is one of the methods I use in generating traffic to my blog, my favorite is bizsugar. Do you also know that these communities can help in increasing your pagerank? Of course it can. Online communities are not just for traffic but also for backlinks. Join online communities now if you haven’t and increase your backlinks. I wrote a list of blogging communities to promote your blog, check it out.

Social Media

Promoting your blog on social media is also a great way to increase your backlink. I’m sure you’re doing because it’s most common way of promoting a blog. The more the number of links pointing you your blog, the more the chance of boosting your pagerank. Try to spend little time and promote your blog on social media. Justretweet does this for me when it comes to facebook, twitter and google+ marketing.

Must read: Social media strategies to promote your blog


If you still have some spare time then I’ll recommend forums. This is a platform where bloggers and webmasters meet to share valuable information and help each other. My favorite is warriorforum and Digitalpoint. It’s simple, just include your blog link and keyword in your signature and create helpful thread or reply to threads.

Article Directories

Submitting your blog contents to article directories is yet another great another strategy. Previously, submitting blog contents to article directories was a very great way of generating traffic but it’s not as effective as before anymore. But talking about backlinks, then article directories must not be left out. My favorites are Ezinearticles and Goarticles.

These methods are not only ways to generate traffic to your blog but they also have a hand in increasing your pagerank. I wouldn’t want to wake up tomorrow and see 500 sites linking to you, if you attempt that, then you’re doing nothing than provoking the google gods. Low quality contents or unnatural links on your blog can get your blog de-indexed. I guess you need to make some changes on your blog if you fall in this category.
What’s your opinion about the google pagerank update? Is it taking too long or do you want it delayed in order to have more time to build backlinks?

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    • says

      Hmm, you’re right Emmanuel but some bloggers use it before submitting a guest post, advertising, or selling a website, though they are not common. DA has its own relevance too and of course these tips I mentioned also increase DA. Good to see you here friend 🙂

  1. says

    Hi Gilbert,

    Interesting to see and read what you wrote 🙂

    I like the part about article directory. It is a two sided blade and we have no idea how it goes. Basically most article directory was hit badly with the Google Update recently. Even EzineArticles didn’t managed to get back … yet.

    So let’s see how it goes around. I am very tempted to see what the next google update has and when it will actually go down. People say it will be on Sept. Hmm!
    Reginald recently posted…7 Most Influential Social Media Platforms For BloggersMy Profile

    • says

      Hi Reginald,

      You’re right and this is why its not as relevance before, I would prefer building 10 high quality backlinks than 100 low quality backlinks.

      I’m likewise eager to witness this coming google update. I heard a rumor that its Aug 29th, hmm! let’s just wait and see.

    • says

      That’s true James, but not everybody depends on DA. They prefer checking a blog’s PR before buying or advertising.
      I can’t really say what’s taking google so long 🙂

    • says

      Hi Pritam,
      I’m glad you love this article, I’ll include spaces in what I’m about to explain so they won’t change to like, hope you understand?

      For example if I link to you and I’m as stingy as not letting you suck out some of my pagerank juice, your link on my blog will be like this;
      a href=”http://softattop.com” rel=”nofollow”> softattop that’s it. But if I want you to share out of my pagerank I won’t add the rel=”nofollow” attribute.

      I’ll use a funny and technical example, let’s say I have a glass of juice and you have one too. I can create a hole and connect a pipe from mine to yours. My juice will decrease while yours will increase. But nofollow is when you peg the pipe at the middle so as to prevent my juice from passing to you.
      Hope this helps 🙂

    • says

      You’re right Muhammad,
      But some bloggers still make use of it. I suspect that the panda and penguid update that just rolled out is also a cause in the delayed google pagerank update

    • says

      Yes Gilbert,
      Google is busy now days with webmasters this is just due to spammers which actually degrading the webmaster who are working honestly.

      Well Is it legal to use these directories like Bizsugar? Will Google love this or hate them?

  2. says

    I don’t really spend time looking at my page rank. I am sure that it can help a site become an authority in the eyes of Google.

    I know that you have been using guest blogging quite a bit as I have seen a couple of your posts. I am sure the next time the pagerank update comes around, it will boost your rankings.

    Awesome job on the ways to drive traffic and build backlinks.

    I have heard of Bizsugar and thought about joining. Does it take a lot of time?
    Susan Velez recently posted…Outsourced My Graphics For My Product Creation ProjectMy Profile

    • says

      Hi Susan

      I can’t remember when last I checked my PR because I know there’s nothing there. You won’t see any of my guest post if you’re not traveling round the blogosphere and promoting your blog through comments. You’re doing a great job, keep it up.

      Bizsugar is easy, your first blog post submission will pass through moderation which will take 24hrs and if approved, you can automatically submit your latest post on bizsugar by installing the bookmark toolbar. Most of my traffic are from bizsugar, it rocks!

  3. says

    I thought they already did it. One of my site page ranks were higher than I thought lol.

    By the way. So you recommend the the No Follow? I think I have DoFollow on mine. I will have to double check.

    • says

      Hi Leon,

      No they haven’t and it depends on you if you want your external links to be nofollow or dofollow. If you don’t want to loose your pageranks, you can use nofollow and if you want to share your pagerank juice with them, then you can use dofollow.

      Your links are dofollow by default unless you add the rel=”nofollow” attribute.

      • says

        Interesting. I need to mull this over. The grand scheme of things for me is SEO and improving in the search engines. I will probably sit here thinking about this all day. lol!

  4. says

    Hi Samuel,

    All bloggers are longing for this but I believe we can’t help Google out, it’s only Google that can help us out as htis is taking too much time and many bloggers are becoming weary about this but notwithstanding all these point still need to be worked on and if Google finally change their mind by releasing their update; so that we can finally put some smile on our faces depending on our blogging activities. Thanks for this observation
    Adesanmi Adedotun recently posted…Blogging is full of negative experienceMy Profile

    • says

      Hi Kishore,
      We’re all eager to see the results of our hard work and linking strategy. I hope the pagerank update favors us all. Welcome to viralwriter buddy. Hope you’ve implemented the tips mentioned above?

    • says

      I understand spenny, I’m always there for my readers, I translated it to english and what I got was;

      I already have goods for months on the update. I built up specially many backlinks.

      Well the more you build up backlinks, the higher the chance of increasing your pagerank. You can do this through blog commenting, and other strategies. Keep building now that the page rank is at the corner 🙂

      Ok, I’ll convert this to german language so you can understand.

      Und je mehr backlinks, desto höher ist die Chance eine Erhöhung ihres pagerank. Sie können dies tun durch blog und kommentiert und andere Strategien. Bauen Sie nun, dass der Page Rank ist an der Ecke

  5. says

    Hi Gilbert,

    As you said Page Ranking still have some importance mostly in showing the authority of your blog, Thanks for sharing this article and for your recommendation on how to increase your page rank. One thing that I want to know do you recommend no follow backlinks when you are linking to out side, isn’t this will effect you blog as other bloggers will not be interested in your blog or will link to your blog using No Follow links as well, bloggers and internet marketers often participate and comment on blogs and websites that provide Do Follow links. Offering Do Follow links is another reason for others to be interested in your blog.
    Qasim recently posted…10 Easy Ways to Promote Your Site Through Link BuildingMy Profile

    • says

      Good to see you here Qasim,

      Of course PR has a lot of importance,
      I don’t see anything bad in nofollow links, pagerank is calculated according to the number of nofollow links, dofollow links, outbound links and inbound links. This means you’ll also get PR juice from nofollow but not as effective as dofollow links.

      I didn’t totally block my blog to nofollow because making a blog totally nofollow can lead to a penalty from google. So my answer is yes. I recommend nofollow links BUT only on your external links in your blog post, you’re free to use dofollow in the comment area, the comluv plugin is an advantage also because it gives two dofollow juices.

      As for me, anytime I want to comment on a blog, I don’t usually have the time to check if it’s nofollow or dofollow. Commenting is an act of sharing views and ideas with a backlink as a reward for commenting but folks take it as just a promotional strategy. No wonder the number of spam on dofollow blogs is higher than that of nofollow blogs

  6. Leamom says

    There are so many tools can check google pagerank, like the one i alway used:http://w3cspy.com, it is free and fast. and it is not only can check PR, but also can check alexa rank, google index,yahoo index, yahoo inlinks and so on.

    • says

      Hi Leamom,
      I’m not actually using a tool, I have an alexa and pagerank toolbar on my browser so anytime I visit any site, their PR and alexa ranking will be visible, there’s no need adding another stress by using tools.
      What do you think?
      Btw, welcome to viralwriter

  7. josh says

    I think Google should KEEP PR, but they should only count back links from sites that get over 20,000 hits every month. That would really cut down on the unnatural spam links that are unnaturally obtained or paid for. Google should see this comment and take note. If they also combined time spent on sites for credible links that would also be great!

    It states that PR may be determined by the time spent on an outgoing link? Is this true?

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