Well, we should probably know better. When it was suggested back in May by Google that we would not see any more updates to pageRank this year, and that the metric would likely be phased out completely, we should have known better. We should have realized that either the metric would be kept, or it would be replaced with something even better.
For the uninitiated, PageRank is the numeric value of a website between 0 - 10 that is used by Google to help determine where a website ranks within search results as compared to other websites in the same result set. The value is determined using all of the ranking factors that Google collects, and achieved via the complicated ranking algorithm that Google has developed.
The higher the number, the better.
Since May, those of us who look at PageRank have been in the dark as to whether there's been any change or improvement in our scores, but no longer. Read more »