Why This PR Is Doing A Shadow Dance?
Holy mackerel! This derision lately about that little green thing on Google Toolbar moving up and down or rather like "now you see it, now you don't" kind of shadow dance seems to cause some jitters among webmasters.
Can't imagine how dull life would be like without this PageRank (PR) playing tricks on our eyes.
If Google PR updates can be compared to the stock market barometer, how many webmasters would commit harakiri when they see their PR9 or PR6 plunge out of sight? That would be tantamount to a stock market crash.
But then despair can turn to jubilation when someone noticed that her PR had suddenly changed from zero to hero. Well, I mean maybe she's getting a PR3 or whatever. In fact, I came across one blog where this person "couldn't believe my eyes" and had to do a couple of screen refresh. And the next thing was for her to dance for joy!
At various forums, the PR fluctuations (or is it Google's heart palpitation?) were hotly discussed. Many were sort of on tenterhooks.
So, how important is PR? Those who swear by their PRs will regard this "little green thermometer" as important because a high-ranking PR says a lot about your in-bound links and that your site is generally in the pink of health.
And what about this site? Maybe I have to wait until I'm 199 years old before I get to see some green thingy!
To be serious, PR is an indicator of your site's standing according to Google. In simple term, it's to tell you that your site has arrived, or you're still knocking on the door.
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Get over that PR jitters and get a life