A few months ago, the rejected backlinks help document in the Google Help Center reported a section about PageRank and how PageRank is one of the 200 signals that Google uses for rankings. That Help document has been updated sometime in recent months and has removed both references.
Before it said:
PageRank is the opinion of Google about the importance of a page based on the incoming links from other sites. (PageRank is an important signal, but it is one of more than 200 we use to determine relevance.) In general, a link from a site is considered a vote for the quality of your site.
Now nothing is mentioned in this document.
The document itself has been considerably updated, so it cannot mean anything. If you think about it, it is probably logical to remove those references from the document.
This was noted by Farabi on twitter:
Am I the only one to discover that Google has removed the phrase "200 signals, including PageRank, determining relevance," from this page? https://t.co/D8q0BWHyBg@rustybrick pic.twitter.com/SJs05RHNhW
– Farabi (@FarnazRbi) July 30, 2019
Should we read this or? Let me know.
Forum discussion on twitter.