By all external measures, Google’s PageRank is dead. Google announced that they are no longer providing public PageRank updates. Which means anyone still talking about PageRank as a metric for SEO is focusing on an outdated metric.
Actually, if you think about it, it’s quite comical. Here some SEO company promised you an increase in PageRank and for the life of them, they can’t get that bar to move! Well, duh! When something isn’t being updated, no matter how hard you try, it’s not going to change.