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I certainly hope this is true... We’ve been waiting a while for the next update! From the story: "Google seems to have updated its backlink tracking tool in the Google Webmaster Tools suite according to a conversation going on in DigitalPoint forums. Some members are reporting increases of backlinks tracked by Google..."
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from TannerC 2389 Days ago #
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That would be very cool.

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from g1smd 2389 Days ago #
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Matt Cutts already said, in only the last few days, "not for a while yet".Heck.  Do people still watch that little green bar?

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from lorenbaker 2388 Days ago #
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Matt said that a while ago I believe... and what exactly is <i>a while</i>?I think they still watch it, those in SEO and those outside of SEO. I had a boss at a company that wasn’t involved in search, actually an english school. I told her about an ecommerce site which shipped to Japan (the school was there).She responded that she wasn’t going to buy off of the site, because Google said it was a 3. And she only bought from sites Google ranks highly. She also thought that Google only showed ads for quality filtered sites in GMail.Goes to show, the quality of the little green bar is in the eyes of the beholder.If a company like HackerSafe can walk around claiming that their button increases sales conversions by 5%... I wonder how PageRank influences buyer behavior?

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from jimbeetle 2388 Days ago #
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Matts comment was just the other day, "I don’t expect a full PageRank update for at least a few more weeks, and possibly longer."http://www.mattcutts.com/blog/still-chugging/Maybe just some burps from the belly of the beast.

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from AndyBeard 2388 Days ago #
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There have been minor changes going on for the last 4 or 5 days and a few have been quite high profile.

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from blavish 2388 Days ago #
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This is interesting.

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from g1smd 2388 Days ago #
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There have been big changes in the index as seen at  72.14.203.xxx  IP addresses, but by going only on past form, I’ll guess that it will be at least several weeks before anything much becomes clear as to what is actually going on.

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from SEMSpot 2388 Days ago #
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John Chow went from a 6 to a 5 and I believe Andy’s site went from a 5 to a 4.  Correct me if I a wrong on those two numbers but Google is up to something with the PR system.  Matt did say it would be sometime before we saw any type of update.

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from jimbeetle 2388 Days ago #
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Those <i>are</i> interesting changes. I doubt if Matt would be that unplugged, so it does make what’s going on a bit curioser and curioser. I fired up SEO for Firefox and checked my sites and a few others Ikeep an eye on. Didn’t see any changes, but that doesn’t mean anything in this through the rabbit hole world in which we work.

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from Halfdeck 2388 Days ago #
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Matt Cutts (in the comments of his latest post):"I don’t expect a full PageRank update for at least a few more weeks, and possibly longer."TBPR is a flawed metric, but the home page TBPR is a general sign of authority, and authority still plays a part in filtering spam from results.

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from mpilatow 2388 Days ago #
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"She responded that she wasn’t going to buy off of the site, because Google said it was a 3. And she only bought from sites Google ranks highly. She also thought that Google only showed ads for quality filtered sites in GMail."Wow. I know of some high PR sites that I would not trust to even visit let alone give personal information. Just goes to show you how much misinformation there is inside and outside of SEO circles.

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from rdash 2385 Days ago #
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There’s been these burps for over a month. A blog I used to own, which i sold to a friend, dropped from PR5 to PR0 - but he says it doesn’t bother him.At any rate, i’ll i’ve seen on anyone’s sites are drops, not gains.The fundamental problem is a conflict of interest in Google’s entire setup. "If you don’t use our ads, we’ll find a way to penalize you." But your ads don’t monetize for most people. Who’s going to work for free?

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from markdigerati 2379 Days ago #
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"Heck.  Do people still watch that little green bar?"Exactly. What the hell, 41 Sphinns for some Toolbar update, jeez. It’s like DP here...

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