The tool that many SEO’s have used for several years, Google PageRank, is officially dead…or dying. Sources say that PageRank data will be unavailable within a couple of weeks.
I still see the PageRank data in my Chrome Open SEO browser and stats toolbar as you see below:
But, presumably, this data will disappear in short order.
So, what is the reaction of the masses? Let’s take a look at the top posts with quotable Tweets about the death of PageRank in this weekly round-up.
Top 10 Posts About The “Passing” of PageRank
1. Danny Sullivan provides a retrospective on how PageRank ruined the web:PageRank, Google’s original secret sauce, finally goes back to being secret. @dannysullivan Click To Tweet
2. Barry Schwartz says Good Riddance to PageRank!Google PageRank will be completely unavailable to all within two weeks. @rustybrick Click To Tweet
3. From the Y Combinator forums:When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure. @ycombinator Click To Tweet
4. Matt Southern from his article Google to Stop Displaying Toolbar PageRank Scores:Link spam ran rampant in the heyday of PageRank @sejournal Click To Tweet
5. Jennifer Slegg on Google Removing PageRank From Google Toolbar:It seems there are no changes related to how Google is using PageRank @jenstar Click To Tweet
6. From the Team Position blog post It’s Curtains For Google PageRank:We look forward to seeing a web with far fewer spam links in comments. @Position2 Click To Tweet
7. Alex Hunt bids farewell to PageRank and ponders How Will This Affect SEO:This removal of PageRank will help create a more varied and improved SEO landscape. @punchcomms Click To Tweet
8. Chloe Green asks what does this mean for your website?The metric's demise marks the final death knell for the old era of SEO @InformationAge Click To Tweet
9. On the PureContent blog, Jo Cook realizes that this death of PageRank comes as no surprise but it…Makes it a little more difficult for users to understand the value of sites. @Purecontent Click To Tweet
10. And of course, The SEO System ponders The “Passing of Google PageRank“: 🙂The top 10 quotes and posts about the 'Passing' of Google PageRank. Click To Tweet
Article Comments:Have any other “quotable” quotes about the “Passing” of PageRank or want to add a comment/feedback? Sound off in the comments section below. I respond to all comments that come in. Cheers, Richard
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