Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Google Toolbar Sucks!

Soon after the I noticed that Google Toolbar is illuding me as per the only function I use it for i.e. keeping a track of Page Rank, which is Google's measure of importance of a webpage. I have decided to remove it at once.

I was left thinking about what caused such abrupt fluctuations in Page Rank showed for techXtreme. After Liza dropped me a comment letting me know that she had checked the page rank for techXtreme at various websites and that it was not more than "0", I did a Google for analytical websites where I could ascertain myself whether she was right. A website that I came came across during the search operation had a Page Rank of 4 (PR 4.)

Alright, techXtreme was PR 0, but when I opened techXtreme from the same place, the Google Toolbar still showed a PR of 4! I checked again by visiting techXtreme from PR 2, PR 5 and PR 6 sites; the toolbar showed PR 2, PR 5, PR 6 respectively for many minutes after techXtreme was opened. RumblingLankan might have faced the same thing before he concluded that techXtreme is a PR 5 blog!

I never expected something GOOGLE would be behaving like this. It certainly doesn't take this much time to gather data for analytical purposes.

Before kicking Google Toolbar ass-out, I tried uninstalling the add-on, cleared the cache and re-installed it but the same problem persisted! No excuses to spare this thing now!

Besides using the toolbar for checking the Page Rank, I used it for bookmarking sites. But I believe, Firefox's in-built bookmark manager does the job equally well, if not better!

Good Bye Google Toolbar.
Merry Christmas!

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techXtreme is now a PR 5 blog !

RumblingLankan had talked about techXtreme in his post Want some link love ? mentioning about the Awesome Web List concept I have engaged with my readers in. Not before reading RumblingLankan's post, I realized that techXtreme was undergoing some hot development. techXtreme now enjoys a PR of 5. PR is acronym for PageRank which is Google's measure of importance of a page.

At the time that post was written, the Google Toolbar added on my browser showed PR 5 for techXtreme, but a few minutes after I wrote my next post, Google Toolbar showed PR 6. After another two hours, PR meter said, "No PageRank information available!" which was soon followed by PR 2!!!
Unsure of what was going on as per regards to the PR-fluctuation in a wide range, I decided to wait and watch without a mention on my website. Then again, at night Google Toolbar said,"No PageRank information available!" Today when I logged on I was again greeted by a Page Rank of 5. I have captured a screenshot:

I'd appreciate if you drop me a comment and let me know what does your Google Toolbar say about the Page Rank of techXtreme.

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