Why your Google PageRank can decrease in next PageRank Update

I know you all are eagerly waiting for Google PageRank update and regularly having an eye on your PageRank meter.

Well, last time I wrote an article, “Google decided not to update PageRank”. It was a pure fiction and I can bet that it was a first fiction article in SEO industry. I got lots of positive and negative feedback for it. I accepted all feedback from a positive mindset. Thanks for providing me your feedback for that article.

Although it was only my imagination but it is a coincidence that Google has not updated PageRank since then. It was scheduled in May first week (based on historic data of Google PageRank update).

Coming back to the topic, I know you all are waiting for PageRank Update since May 2013.

Your PageRank can decrease in this PageRank Update

My sixth sense says that most of us can see a drop in their blog page ranking as compare to last PageRank update.

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Flood of rel=”Nofollow” – In last four months Google has released updated version of Panda and Penguin; apart from these two a multi week update is still rolling out.

People have so much fear of Google in their mind that they have made most of their outgoing link ‘nofollow’ to avoid any Google penalty.

Now give it a thought:- You have made all your outgoing link nofollow that means you are not passing any link juice to other websites but same thing is done by other bloggers and websites owner who were passing the link juice to your domain in the past.

So effectively you are getting very low link juice and we all knows that number of quality backlinks directly affect your page rank.

Moving Away from CommentLuv and default WordPress Commenting System

Another big example is most of the blogger and website owner is moving away from CommentLuv plugin (Although I am still using it) and wordpress default commenting system because they don’t want to give any backlink to anyone.

Above both points strongly supports my logic.

What you think? In which direction online web world is going? Why we are so afraid?


  1. Pawan:

    I did read your last article about “Google decided not to update pagerank” and believe me it was one of the fictional article I read on the internet in this category.

    Talking about this article, yes, there is a possibility of that Google may decrease page-rank if the links pointing at your blog are found to be inappropriate or spammy. Otherwise, there isn’t any real threat of getting pagerank down. You’ve certainly mentioned important points Sandeep.

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  2. Nirmala:

    Nice post Sandeep!

    Agree with your views. I realized my mistake now bcoz i used to give nofollow link for all external links. But an affiliate marketer residing in my state explained the same about the juices as you told.

    So I used to give atleast one Dofollow link to other blog to please Google.

    Am not worrying about decrease in PR as my blog is new and with PR0.

    Thanks for writing the useful post for the bloggers 🙂
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  4. Hi, Sandeep
    I am got feared with this post. Bro Although I am starting my new blog which have no PR , I would like to increase my PR this time so, which kind of basic thing should i do that i can expect atleast PR 2 this time . Please tell me in brief.
    Thank you
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  6. Thomas:

    I would guess if Google gets it right a lot of sites would drop because they’ve been gaming the system for far too long, not producing original or interesting content, and existing for no visible reason.
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  7. Neeraj Mishra:

    Nice post, i am eagerly waiting for pr update. Yes bro you have mentioned strong reasons why next google pr update will be disappointing.

  8. I think you’re right. Google is making gaming the system increasingly difficult, and people are getting more conservative.
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  9. Emmanuel:

    Is Pagerank really worth the sought of hype? That’s another food for thought though!
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  10. Thomas:

    As usual there are many of things to measure a great site and PR is just one of those (well use to be). Now there are a lot more factors and having a low PR doesn’t mean you don’t have a great site. Work on getting traffic from other sources and PR wont make at that point.
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  11. You make some great points here, though I think it’s sad that people are “afraid” to give anyone else a backlink. I’m currently working with my web developer to get Comment Luv installed (though I have it already on blogs where I am handling everything) because I think it’s a great way to build community and relationships. Build enough of those and you get just a little bit less Google-dependent.
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