Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

A Live Look at Your Google PageRank

Category: Ajax, Utility

In the eternal quest for getting one’s website where more and more eyes can see it, there’s one number that a large part of the world looks to for the best idea of where they lie – the Google PageRank. According to Google, this number upholds the:

uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page’s value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves “important” weigh more heavily and help to make other pages “important.”

Fortunately, there are several sites out there that can help you look up your PageRank quickly. Unfortunately, this can vary from site to site, depending on their records. So, what’s a developer to do? Enter this handy tool from – a Live PageRank tool to query a large number (78) of the sites for you, all at once.

Simply enter the location of your site and click on “Get Live PR” – it’s that easy. Once the submit is made, the scripts heads out, via Ajax connections, to grab the data from the various sources. It’s displayed in a list below as the results arrive. The data is displayed with the IP it came from, a bar that shows the rank visually, and a rating out of ten.

For those Firefox users out there, there’s also an extension for viewing the PageRank of whatever site you’re on.

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 9:03 am

3.6 rating from 40 votes


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Thanks for the heads-up on this. Every now and then my site shows as 0/10 in the Google toolbar and I’ve never understood why. Truth is, I still don’t understand why but now I see it’s specific to just a small percentage of the Google datacenters.

Also, as a Firefox user, I installed the latest Firefox extension for added convenience.

Thanks again!

Comment by Richard Harlos — March 29, 2006

[…] Live PR es una aplicación construida usando la técnica AJAX que muestra el PageRank actual de una página web, y el PageRank de la misma después de una actualización de Google. El PageRank lo toma desde 78 datacenters diferentes de Google. | Vía Ajaxian Blog […]

Pingback by 512 Megas » Tu PageRank (si es que te interesa) desde 78 diferentes datacenters — March 29, 2006

This site was pulling its data from Google to show Live PR values. But recently Google has remove RK tags from that data and all Live PR values seen as zeros.

Comment by Hüseyin Tüfekçilerli — March 29, 2006

Not all that helpful since it’s all zeros right now. I can see the use of it when (if) it works though ;)

Comment by Moocats — March 29, 2006

Yeah, it’s a shame this doesn’t work – it would have been damn interesting to look at!

Comment by Daniel, Rogue Connect — March 29, 2006

good idea

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Trackback by アークウェブ ビジãƒ?スブログ — March 30, 2006

nice find, I hate having the google toolbar installed just to check my pagerank.

Comment by Jim Plush — March 31, 2006

Nice tool indeed, thanks for the link. I can now stop worrying about my PR all the time.

Comment by French Translation Services — May 17, 2006

I found it very handy though.

Comment by Zakir Mughal — July 17, 2006

A very handy tool indeed, this is how I have found that you can have diffrent page ranks for and

Comment by xandr — October 5, 2006

This is simply not working… shows a 0 all the time although my pagerank is definitely not 0.

Comment by Pau — February 15, 2007

This tool is not providing live page rank any more. It is simply providing the google toolbar page rank. Have you got any other tool like that.

Comment by Michael — March 18, 2007

Is it true that google may be going back to a live page rank system? Or is this just a rumor i heard?

Comment by sbmarketing — May 19, 2007

Page Rank is the 21st century black magic. We’ll all grind our fingers to nubs to position everything and then Google will change a comma and we’re all starting over. Thanks for the great blog. I use it often to keep up to date.

Comment by eGiftology — March 24, 2008

Fine post, cant predict wats coming up next from google..they keep it suspense until they reveal..

Comment by WebmasterRamesh — August 7, 2009

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