“Google has removed the PageRank section in the crawl statistics in Google Webmaster Tools”.
Yes, I had that weird look on my face too when I read the article.
Googler, Susan Moskwa explained why in the thread:
We’ve been telling people for a long time that they shouldn’t focus on PageRank so much; many site owners seem to think it’s the most important metric for them to track, which is simply not true. We removed it because we felt it was silly to tell people not to think about it, but then to show them the data, implying that they should look at it. :-)
Does anyone else have questions? Here’s what I’d to hear your thoughts on:
- How important was your Google PageRank to you?
- Did you ever list it as a benefit for speaking, sponsoring, or advertising on your blog?
- Do you think this will have an impact on your blog’s reputation or credibility?