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How can a deep page have a higher PR than the home page?

Discussion in 'Domains' started by ovidiu, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. ovidiu

    ovidiu New Member Webmaster

    This article was written by Old Welsh Guy Owner of Umbrella Consultancy, an Internet Marketing Consultancy based in the UK How can a deep page have a higher PR than the home page? Simple, it is ALL about link structure. Link structure (i prefer navigation structure as a phrase when talking about within a site). so lets go to the top. First off, understand that a page can vote (not transfer, as it votes and keeps PR) a page can vote, up to 85% of the value of its own Page rank (PR). This value is divided between the outbound links it has. So page 'A' is a pr4 page with 10 outbound links (assuming they are all internal links to the site because PR travels more freely within a domain than it does across the web). so 10 links divided by pr4 X 0.85 = a link value of 0.34Pr per link. Ok so there we have it. It links to every page on the site, as do all the others. so in a flat navigation structure like this, every page on the site will have the same PR (in theory). [​IMG] BUT, lets say that there is a page on the site that has a fantastic bit of content that many many people link to. This site will ALWAYS be AT LEAST 015% higher in PR than the rest of the site, as it can only vote 85% of its own PR out. Normally most people will link to the home page, but not always. Ok Another way to manipulate PR, and it is called daisychaning. Page A Page B Page C Page D [​IMG] Page a is a pr4 It has one link on it to page B which has one link on it to page C which has one link on it to page D. Every page in the site links to page a, b, c & d. They however only link to each other in daisy chain mode. So page a will pass ALL its available vote to page B (this will not be = to .85 however as other dampening factors will kick in due to the small amount of outbound links. But lets assume it passes say 10% This makes Page b PR$ +.10 of A = PR 4.4 this then passes 10% on to c making which passes on 10% onto d and so on, with the PR compunding along the daisy chain. The other way to do it (which is better although a waste of time as PR is a load of balls anyhow). is to have page a linking to B, C, D, E, F, G & H b linking to c,d,e,f,g,h, c linkng to d,e,f,g,h, and so on. [​IMG] This will allow more PR to flow out of the early pages, and along the daisy chain. I hope this has explained it better although somehow I doubt it

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