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How long does it take to get a Google PageRank

Updated on December 06, 2023
By Pete Freitag

I have noticed that new web pages don't get a page rank right away, it actually takes quite a while. I checked on a couple sites including my blog, and it looks like it takes about two months to get a page rank assigned to your page.

Pages get cached, and much indexed faster than this and perhaps they also have a pagerank. Google only updates the pagerank that their toolbar shows every few months.

I did my test using google toolbar, and firefox pagerankstatus.

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How long does it take to get a Google PageRank was first published on February 25, 2005.

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My pagerank status changes every time I change the page. On my blog for example, it has been as high as an 8 before, and after making a post will drop to a 2. A day later itll be back to 7 or so and then another post will drop it again.
by Ryan Guill on 02/25/2005 at 5:35:34 PM UTC
I've noticed that if you just update a page and don't change the filename pagerank will stay the same. However, I did a major site optimization and changed a lot of filenames. Google spidered several of the pages within 24 hours, but the pagerank is still at zero for these new pages. Here are some examples:

Here are some of the pages that have filename changes, they were updated on July 9, 2005. Many were spidered on July 10, 2004, but the pagerank is zero as of today July 11,2005:

I'll keep watching these and see when the pagerank appears
by Neal Westwood on 07/11/2005 at 12:16:27 PM UTC
Neal, The pageranks will take a while to show up in your toolbar. This doesn't mean that they don't have a pagerank in google yet, just that google isn't going to show you what they are yet. They update the pageranks in the toolbar every few months. They should be updating it within the next month or so.

Also watch the links your posting, they are walking a fine line to comment spam. Also note that they are not linked on this page, so you aren't getting any pagerank boost from posting them here.
by Pete Freitag on 07/18/2005 at 12:17:32 PM UTC