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New PR Update how did your site fare

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Helpdesk' started by temi, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    I noticed there was a PR update taking place from yesterday, how did your site fare in the new update?
  2. ovi

    ovi Guest

    Hello Temi,

    One of my website mrovi.com has gain a little bit of PR for index and also for inside pages, the second site ovi.velnet.org.uk the new inside pages without PR has gain PR4.

  3. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    That is nice Ovi, all my sites remains the same apart from a new sub domain of haabaa.com , festivals.haabaa.com which gained PR4
  4. Duke

    Duke Guest

    I think PR is a load of bull and makes no sense whatsoever.

    I have new sites that I've done work on but have gained PR from 0 - 5 in one update with little to no traffic, little to no new content, just aesthetics.

    Yet, I have made tons of changes at the top of my pyramid and that site hasn't budged in 2 updates yet my traffic has nearly doubled. I'm going to continue linking with quality sites and start selling ad space on some of my pages to up my revenue but as for my thoughts on PR, well, I think I'm officially jumping off the PR bandwagon.
  5. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Hey Ken,
    Nice to see you again :) PR on itself does not guarantee good traffic, its the link quality link building which you are doing that help your SERP and may or may not help PR increase but combination of good PR and excellent back links works best.
  6. Duke

    Duke Guest

    Ya, I can't believe all the work I've buried myself under in regards to webmastering. My problem is that I'm involved in a number of extremely time consuming projects that I simply can't and don't want to get out of. What this means is literally, thousands of hours back up on my "To Do" list. I'm currently creating my first custom theme for phpnuke at e-ztheme.com and I have at least, another 100 hours to go prior to alpha testing.

    This is only one project in an ever-growing list that I'm having trouble keeping up with. This is why I've altered many of my preconceived ideas about how to build a flourishing website. From now on, I'm only worried about creating and cross-linking quality content in an easy to use and extremely informative nature. This means a mix of Content Management Systems and custom built static .html and .css.

    IMHO, PR guarantees you nothing other than a little green bar in your browsers toolbar. You can actually build an entire site with little to no content and have a backlink from a PR'd page and that is enough to get PR.

    In other words, you don't have to do anything other than ensure you have a backlink from at least one PR page and you will receive PR in the next update. It's absolutely ridiculous if you ask me because I have two sites that simply don't deserve the PR they've received and one that does yet they were all equal when it came to this update.

    I guess what I'm saying is PR is not a good measure of a website and/or webpage. The only certainty you can draw from a decent PR page is that it is linked to another decent PR page.
  7. OldWelshGuy

    OldWelshGuy New Member Webmaster

    If you want decent PR, then just go out and buy a high PR link, or a couple of lower PR links. PR by oitself means hardly anything. Link popularity and link benefit is a whole different ballgame though.
  8. Duke

    Duke Guest

    My PR is hovering around 5 and that's all right by me. I used to think PR was a big thing and if I sold links based off of PR then I guess it would be.

    For now, I have the most traffic I've ever had and have already surpassed last year’s unique page views so I'm pretty happy. I've also reached page 1, #1 for a few of my targeted keywords and have several keywords within the first 3 pages of google search.

    I'm still learning and building from what I've seen or experienced personally. In all honesty, I think building successful websites from the ground up is a 3 - 5 year learning curve for the newbie, regardless of inspiration level.

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