What is page rank
Page rank is a rank which is given by google for every blog. Page rank is created and updated by google. Page rank has 1-10 positions. The 1 is lower one and the 10 is very high. I think no blog can get PR 10. Because there is some difference between blog and website. So how page rank is given ? .The answer for this question is backlinks ( inbound links ). After the google penguin update, building high quality backlinks is more difficult than Getting adsense approval. But we can only get page rank by building High quality backlinks.
When Google updated page rank recently
The last page rank update was happened in 5 December 2013. But google doesn't did it. It happened because of some software problem. So the google spam head Matt cutts said that they won't update page rank in future days. Because it is a very big problem occurred with the page rank. And Google also officially stopped updating their page rank toolbar. So new blog's like our blog, cannot get page rank. But I forgotten about page rank. So now I am going to answer the question " is page rank still matters in 2016 ".
Is page rank still matters in 2017 ?
The answer is no. Page rank won't matter in 2017. Google is not giving the priority for page rank. They are not using page rank as their algorithm.
If google really using page rank as an important algorithm, our blog cannot rank in google. Because we have an page rank of N/A . So the proof for the question is our blog SERP ranking
1st position in google
Are Backlinks Necessary in 2016 ?
The answer is yes. Google loves backlinks forever and ever. Backlinks are an important thing in blogging. Backlinks are the one which decide the SERP ranking of a blog. Do you know, If a blog have some good amount of backlinks, it can get 1st position in google for any keyword. If your blog have high amount of high quality backlinks, you can rank for any keyword ( Even with a blogspot blog with free domain ) . So backlinks will give you a good SERP ranking which will give you tons and tons of traffic for your blog.
The answer for the question is clear. Is page rank still matters in 2017. No it is not. May be it matters in next year. But,Personally, I love page rank. Because it will make you work harder and make the blogging hobby as passion. Because building backlinks is very tough task. So we will concentrate on our blog more. Anyway, this thing is very good for small bloggers who don't love page rank. So do you love page rank or not ?. If yes why. If no why ?