The next big page rank update from Google is pencilled in for late July or early August 2007. This is a very signifcant update for BloggingTips as our page rank is currently zero due to me moving the domain so near the start of this project.
With a few weeks left before the update, I thought it would be a great time to test how accurate page rank prediction tools are. Some people think that are useful whilst others think they are a waste of time. For this test I have chosen the page rank prediction tool from iWebTool.
I have taken screen shots of the results of various blogging advice websites using the page rank predictor. This is not a comprehensive list of blogging advice websites, merely a list I could make up quite quickly from bookmarks etc. I wanted to include some newish blogs to see how accurate the tool is for sites with less data for them to collect. However, most had to be removed from the list because they had insufficient backlinks and could therefore not generate a result (the tool requires a minimum of 100 backlinks).
I think it will be interesting to come back to this post in 5 or 6 weeks time and see how accurate the predictor was.
Once the dust has settled after the next page rank update, we will be able to see how accurate the page rank predictor is. If there is a website I have not included in the list and you would like to see it included in the follow up post please post the link and the predicted page rank value in a comment (Feel free to do add your own site).