google pagerank10 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.

TechCrunch, Google Blog, Digg, Twitter, WordPress.com and BusinessWeek have a Google PageRank 8.

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.