My website was not up when Google PR was updated last time in january but I launched my website at the start of February and was waiting for the next Google PR update. I think so Google is in the process of updating the Toolbar PR update and my website got to PR1. Though I was expecting it to be PR2 at least but still PR1 is better than PR0 for me. I did not invest in backlinks at all and I think I have only 4 or 5 dofollow backlinks. i am seeing increase in PR of a lot my inner pages as well and almost 10 of my website pages and posts are showing PR1.
PR is an old method of Google to determine the Page Rank but it does not matter a lot in today’s environment. I think as websites become old and more people link back to them, their PR starts to increase over time. But still advertisers look at your PR critically and give it importance like they used to give it in the past.
I started checking out other websites today in morning if their PR had increased too and the most shocking thing to me was the drop in PR of Problogger.net as I am a very keen follower of this blog. Problogger used to be PR7 but now it is showing PR6. I checked a couple of other websites, one of them came down to PR2 from PR3.
Blogengage.com used to be PR5 but it is showing PR4 in my toolbar at the moment and Dailyblogtips.com used to be PR6 which is now down to PR5. PR keeps varying as Google updates the PR and it will take a day or two to determine the final PR. So in case your PR has increased, keep your fingers crossed that it remains the way it is and if it has decreased then pray it goes back up at least if it does not increase. Let me know about your PR and congratulations if you see a rise in it.