Another Google PageRank update is underway and as usual some sites have seen their Google PageRank increase by a few points while that number has stayed constant or even dropped for some people.
Out of curiosity, I was trying to find web domains / web pages that have the perfect score – Google PageRank 10 – but surprisingly, this list is much smaller now and a large number of popular sites that were at PR10 few years ago are now off by 1 or 2 points.
For instance, apple.com, adobe.com, whitehouse.gov, www.w3.org, nasa.gov, intel.com, adobe reader, nsf.gov, mit.edu, real.com, apache.org, stanford.edu and energy.gov were all in the PageRank 10 category before but are now down by 1 point to PR 9.
Other popular sites that enjoy Google PageRank 9 are YouTube, Facebook, MySpace, Microsoft, Yahoo, Google Scholar, Creative Commons, SourceForge.net, Java.com, Lycos, The New York Times and Wikipedia.
Now coming to sites that have the longest green bar (meaning Google Page Rank 10) I could spot only just two domains – www.google.com and www.usa.gov which is the official web portal of US Government. It was not so lonely at the top few years ago.