Google Pagerank is important if you want your blog posts to appear high on the list of relevant Google search results. As I posted recently, my Google PR had recently dropped from 4 to 2, which seems to have happened to a lot of blogs in the past week or so. In an attempt to fix this I've rejigged by site layout to hopefully regain some PR asap. Google pagerank is apparently only updated every three months or so, so in the meantime I've used the tool available from iwebtool to attempt to predict how my changes will affect my pagerank in future. The tool predicts my pagerank will rise to 6! I don't really believe this, but it's a nice fantasy.
I'll have a play around with the predictor tool and see what it's guestimate of pagerank is for the other personal finance blogs that have recently suffered a downgrade in Google PR (as reported by FIRE finance). Assuming that most of them haven't done a major rejig of their blog sites yet, the tool should predict a future PR similar to their current value (as listed by FIRE finance). If the tool shows most of them with a higher predicted pagerank then that will indicate that the tool isn't very reliable. I might tabulate the results and post about that tomorrow.
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