Also with some interesting coments by Aaron Wall, of SEO Book:
PageRank is cheap marketing for Google.
PageRank gives the average webmaster very little useful data while giving Google tons of marketing at a cheap cheap price, also inflating link costs for naive webmasters.
My bet is the usual outdated PageRank comes back soon, although they may take time on displaying the data again just to see what sort of chaos it causes.
I think Aaron is right on with this. We’ll see if Google Toolbar page rank is dead or is Google just testing?
Apparently the absence of the Google Toolbar PageRank values was due to a glitch: PageRank Back
Ah, the PageRank myth continues….
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Lee Odden has been recognized as a top B2B Marketing professional by Forbes, The Economist and the Wall Street Journal. For over 20 years he's worked with his team at TopRank Marketing to help elevate the B2B marketing industry through creative marketing programs that deliver more authentic, experiential and inclusive content for brands like LinkedIn, Dell and Adobe. Lee is the author of Optimize and has published over 1.4 million words on his agency's B2B marketing blog. As a trusted marketing thought leader, he has given nearly 300 presentations in 19 different countries on B2B content, search and influencer marketing. When not marketing, Lee is probably running, cooking or traveling.