We were told by Google that they planned on removing PageRank scores from the Google Toolbars last month. Now, it seems Google has made good on their promise by fully cutting the data from the Toolbar and any tool that tries to fetch that score.
To collaborate the story, there have been dozens of reports from across the web where people have wondered over the weekend where their PageRank has gone. Even though the PageRank for each person still exists, the Toolbar version of that PageRank has finally disappeared forever.
It’s been a number of years since the PageRank scores were updated by Google in the Google Toolbar. During the same time, Got has been years since Google updated the PageRank scores in their Google Toolbar, and Google has been trying to demote the importance of PageRank over those years, as well. Last month, Google told us they would officially remove the 1 to 10 scores from their Toolbar feed and that it would go dark in the coming weeks. Well, this past Friday, April 15, 2016, it went dark.
If you want more information about this, check out Danny Sullivan’s RIP Google PageRank score: A retrospective on how it ruined the web.