There was a lot of outcry by SEO consultants on Twitter about PageRank Today. I have been trying to check various website’s PageRank using the SEOQuake toolbar today but every page was showing as unranked, even google.com.
It was fairly obvious something was wrong so I looked into it and found that Google’s URL had changed slightly rendering most tools useless, for now at least.

To restore the Page Rank checking functionality to the SEOQuake toolbar follow the instructions below:

  • Open SEOQuake’s prefferences
  • Select “Google pagerank” under the Parameters tab
  • Click edit
  • Change the following code:
[NAME]=Google pagerank
[TITLE]=PR
[URL_R]=http://toolbarqueries.google.com/search?client=navclient-auto&hl=en&ch={gchecksum}&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&features=Rank&q=info:{url|encode}
[REGEXP]=Rank_.*?:.*?:(d+)
  • to:
[NAME]=Google pagerank
[TITLE]=PR
[URL_R]=http://toolbarqueries.google.com/tbr?client=navclient-auto&hl=en&ch={gchecksum}&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&features=Rank&q=info:{url|encode}
[REGEXP]=Rank_.*?:.*?:(d+)

The change is small but should restore the ability to check PageRank en-masse!
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