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Page Rank

Discussion in 'SEO' started by gkd_uk, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Guest

    What is Page Rank?

    PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves "important" weigh more heavily and help to make other pages "important." Important, high-quality sites receive a higher PageRank, which Google remembers each time it conducts a search. Of course, important pages mean nothing to you if they don't match your query. So, Google combines PageRank with sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search. Google goes far beyond the number of times a term appears on a page and examines all aspects of the page's content (and the content of the pages linking to it) to determine if it's a good match for your query.

    How is PageRank Calculated?

    No one knows for sure how PageRank is currently calculated by Google (except Google itself). Some speculations about the algorithm are made by webmasters all of them are based on the original PageRank published by Google.
    In essence, Google interprets a link for page A to page B as a vote by page A for page B. This means that page A is considered important (at least by page B).
    The more votes (more links) page A gets the higher its PR will be.

    How to increase my PageRank?

    Well as you would have probably guessed, PR can be increased by getting more backlinks for your page. The more backlinks and the higher quality they are the more your PR will be.
    Here are some tips:
    - Submit your site to directories.
    - Write important content to your site that would make people link to you.
    - Write articles and distribute them.
    - Participate in forums (while adding your signature which includes a link to your site).
    - Buy some links on high PR pages.

    When does Google calculate PRs?

    Google calculates pages PRs once every few months, this is called PR update. After a PR update is done, all pages are assigned a new PR by Google and you will have this PR until a new PR update is done.
    New sites that were just launched will have a PR of 0 until an update is done by Google so that they are assigned an appropriate PR.

    Sourced from Your Page Rank
  2. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Nice post GKD :)
  3. Lovely

    Lovely Senior Member Webmaster

    How many months or days did google update PR?
  4. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Guest

    Hi Lovely

    Google do a PR update 4 times a year.

  5. Lovely

    Lovely Senior Member Webmaster

    So google update PR every three month, am I correct:confused: if so another update should start any time form now.
  6. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Guest

    That's right Lovely

    There is currently a PR update going on right now :)
  7. TeamPlayer

    TeamPlayer Guest

    How can you get to find that out?
  8. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Guest

    One of the members Bagi has seen his site PR increase on a few of the data centres but then I think went back down to PR0 again.

    One of my sites was showing a PR3 on one of the data centres but is now gone back down to 0.

    Depending on which side of the World you live in, you will see your PR update faster.

    We will probably see it last in the UK. :(

    There are different tools that allow you to check your PR at the data centres but are not always accurate. Try PR Checker but there are more available.

  9. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Guest

    The PR update is up and down at the moment but is in progress as lots of people have seen their site PR move up and down.
  10. Lovely

    Lovely Senior Member Webmaster

    ...so I have to watch out for PR update on my site from now on.
  11. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Guest

    Just wait and see what you get :)
    What PR are you expecting?
  12. gkd_uk

    gkd_uk Guest


    What PR did you get?

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