Monthly Archives: September 2013

Another Google Update on 4th September


Today, September 4th, and last week, August 21st, there were huge spikes in chatter amongst the SEO and webmasters about the Google search results shifting and changing.

Google Update

In short, many SEOs and webmasters were complaining that their rankings in the Google search results have declined drastically. In addition, many sent me images of their analytics, showing a clear significant drop in traffic from the Google organic source.

I asked Google about both these updates, and for each one, they said they have “nothing to announce.” Meaning, they won’t confirm if there was or was not an update.

We can confirm that the various search results monitoring tools, such as Mozcast,, SERP Metrics and Algoroo all showed volatility on August 21st. Since the September 4th chatter began this morning, we will have to wait for tomorrow to see if the tools show activity for today (the tools are about 24 hours delayed).

Although, there are hundreds of comments on the August 21st post and well over fifty comments on the September 4th post in less than seven hours.

Google does not always confirm updates but we think you should be aware that on August 21st and September 4th, there was enough noise to report to you that Google may have done some sort of algorithmic update.

For more info on the Google updates :


Is Page Rank Finally Dead? Google Had No Comment On Next Updation


Want to know what the PageRank of a website is? The ability to easily do this using the Google Toolbar has gotten harder over the years, with the latest blow being no update in values for the past seven months.

Website PageRank

The Google Toolbar is how non-tech-savvy people can find out how much Google trusts a website, as revealed by its Website PageRank value. That is why Google involved a Website Page Rank display to its Google Toolbar years ago, to help clients know this, as it explains in its help area.

But over the years, support for PageRank has decreased. Search engines never provided a Search engine Plugin for Chrome or any add-on to show Page Rank principles. Search engines decreased the Search engines Plugin for Firefox in June 2011.

Internet Explorer is the last internet browser to still have a PageRank show provided by Search engines, but the information that moves into that show has not been modified for over six months.

When requested when the next upgrade would come, Google had no comment.

Earlier this season, Google said that PageRank in the plugin would not be going away:

Maybe it has not officially, but in exercise, Google’s failing to upgrade the PageRank principles might successfully be eliminating it, all the same.