It appears Google chose to wind up the year 2008 with a Toolbar PageRank update. After seeing many sites reporting changes in their Toolbar PageRank, I decided to check site’s PR. I am glad to report that this blog has moved from PR3 to PR4. This is a great achievement especially when you consider the fact that this domain is just one year old.
As I was migrating my blog from Google blogger, I lost all my PR such that I began the year 2008 with PR0. It’s great to begin the year 2009 with PR4.
Two years ago, I used to think that Toolbar PR is not important as long as your posts rank well in search engines. But with time, I have discovered that Toolbar PR is important. Traffic issues aside, blogs/sites with high PR are considered to be more credible by many people.
Fellow webmasters and bloggers, I would like to know how your sites have fared in this PageRank update. Feel free to share your New Year resolutions as well.