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    Cool Google Toolbar and Pagerank

    The Google Toolbar download page Take the tour:
    http://toolbar.google.com/tour/toolbar.html no longer discusses "pagerank"

    although the toolbar options page http://www.google.com/support/toolba...toolbaroptions still does reference it....

    Wonder if they are setting up for a removal?
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    Yea... Two possibilities here. (1) A Google rep said something he shouldn't or (2) A member over at SEW forums is lying.

    I wrote up a quick thing on what happened and titled it Google Tells Us that PageRank is for Entertainment Purposes Only. You will notice that GoogleGuy commented on this entry. But in the SEW thread, people are asking for the Toolbar page to be reworded. And it looks like they might have done so.
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    Now it's getting at least semi official that PR is just one tiny factor.
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    I bet it's not a tiny factor in ranking, but - on the other hand - it's not a big thing that G wants to broadcast. I think they (like myself) feel PR is a means/calc.method, not a goal.

    So why do people need to read the PR of sites? They don't - since G will use PR and present people with their best results, based on PR. Google doesn't want you to read PR on the toolbar, Google wants you to "google"...
    ...please help me w/ the real Redscowl Bluesingsky...how2 check backlinks...now postin' @ SEO Refugee ...
    <`)~ LOL now that I finally have a paypal account, I'm charging 19,- for SEO advice via PM. Seriously...

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