Finally, Google has rolled out a Page Rank update after nine months. Before this, most of us were thinking that Page Rank technology has stopped to work but this PR update has confirmed that still PR is important in the eyes of Google. I am looking many new threads on different forums such like DP, sitepoint and v7n etc.. where many members have confirmed their PR update.
The last update had been on April 2010, so around nine months ago. That is quite a long time, especially if you consider at some periods in the past Google would roll a new PageRank update every three months or so.
Is PR important or not? This can be very well understand from the quoted text.
The take home message here is that PageRank is important, but it certainly is not worth obsessing over; there are many other factors involved in website ranking that should be given nearly equal consideration. In addition, simply building a good website is the best thing you can do to attract visitors, even without a great PageRank. PageRank, however, will likely follow – consider it a welcomed byproduct of your hard work.
The PR on most of my sites hasn’t changed a lot. Some of my niche sites gained 1 or 2 points, but that was it. My blog is still on PR 2 and may be it would gain some higher PR.