I'm so not a PageRank addict but I'm watching the current drama unfold with interest. People do care about PageRank. Those people who say PageRank is dead - are now blogging about PageRank. I just said I'm not a PageRank addict and here I am with this blog post about PageRank.
I thought I'd take a look and see who's lost their PageRank 10/10. Okay; now the caveat - this PageRank update seems very unstable right now. It's entirely possible that the toolbar PageRank values will have changed by the time you've read this post. It's also possible that there are new redirects in place.
For my original list of sites with PageRank 10/10 I'm using Search Engine Genie's list. I'm a "Nofollow" type of linker but, in this case, Search Engine Genie scores a hit with their linkbait and gets the straight link from me.
Every one of these sites once had PageRank 10/10. What do they have now?
|World Wide Web Consortium||http://www.w3.org/||10/10|
|Apple - QuickTime||http://www.apple.com/quicktime/||8/10|
|National Aeronautics and Space Administration||http://www.nasa.gov||9/10|
|W3C CSS Validation Service||http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/||10/10|
|The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics||http://www.ercim.org||9/10|
|MIT Laboratory for Computer Science||http://www.lcs.mit.edu||10/10|
|National Science Foundation||http://www.nsf.gov||10/10|
|Apache Software Foundation||http://www.apache.org/||9/10|
|The White House||http://www.whitehouse.gov||10/10|
A quick count on my screen suggests there are 20 sites there and 11 of them have lost their 10/10 score. So, 55% of sites which had PageRank 10/10 have lost it.
Now, as further proof that everyone is talking about PageRank again here's a Forbes article on the latest update. Congratulations to Barry Schwartz, Rand Fishkin and Loren Baker for their page space (which is probably more important than PageRank, anyway) in the article.