As of November 2014, Google announced that is not going to be updating Pagerank as available from the Google Toolbar.
Any means of checking Pagerank is no longer going to work. The Google toolbar and all third party PR checkers will only show old stale data.
First things first. I am going to assume that your site is new or less than a year old.
Often the very foundation of good SEO is ignored choosing to jump into that nitty-gritty of on-page, off-page, backlinks, and other SEO efforts that are important but of secondary importance. I will cover the foundation of SEO which all other SEO efforts rely. It is only ...
Although there are some great answers here, there is one explanation missing, how PageRank is actually calculated.
In the simplest form, PageRank is an algorithm that is calculated on the number and quality of links that are linking to your site. The higher the PR of the sites linking to a page, the higher the PR should be. More info here: PageRank from ...
Toolbar Pagerank (which was never Pagerank) is, arguably, the single greatest public relations stunt Google has ever pulled off.
There's some very clever psychology in using a single, reductive statistic to completely misdirect the attention of tens of thousands of webmasters worldwide from what they should be paying attention to. (organic search referrals, ...
In many cases, PageRank is just one of the many factors you may consider, while doing SEO (I don't think it's 100% useless, it wouldn't be used otherwise), so I'd go for the tool that shows more page/domain data:
Number of domain pages indexed
Number of incoming and
Q: My site's PageRank has gone up / gone down / not changed in months!
A: Don't worry. In fact, don't bother thinking about it. We only update the PageRank displayed in Google Toolbar a few times a year;
this is our respectful hint for you to worry less about PageRank, which is just one of over 200 signals that can affect how
your site is crawled, ...
It looks like are both trying to put a "404 Not Found" status and redirect to the error page contents. The "Location" header is really only valid for 3xx status codes like 301, and 302. I'm surprised that browsers are honoring your request to go to a different location with a 404 status.
To make it work you need to one of two things. Either issue a 302 ...