Google Page Rank is dead and has been for quite some time

I don’t get bloggers sometimes. They get all huffy about their Page Rank going down as if it’s something that they are entitled to.

Now, normally I’d be front and center on all these ego games but here the real truth is that Page Rank has been dead for years. That’s why I never even looked at it anymore.

Here’s why: back when Google started Page Rank was a pretty global thing. If you had a PR of 6 or 7, it’d apply equally to everything. That’s why, back in 2004, if you did a search for “offshoring” you’d find my blog in #3 position because I had a lot of inbound links so Google just assumed I was relevant for offshoring too.

Not true.

In the past few years Page Rank has gone from something that’s global to something that applies to each keyword differently.

So, while I am very highly relevant if you do a search for “tech blogger” you won’t find me any longer on offshoring.

The problem is that Google can’t really show you your real Page Rank anyway. How would it? It would need to ship you a spreadsheet to explain how you rank for each keyword.

Now, since we’re all talking about this, two other issues. First, bloggers were showing up too high in searches anyway. In comparing to my friends we got lots of traffic from Google that we didn’t deserve. The problem is that traffic isn’t good anyway. Put it this way, let’s say I showed up high in a search for Saturn Cars (since I’ve written about them). Most people wouldn’t have found much value in that post and even if they did they wouldn’t have stuck around to be a regular reader.

I’d rather show up for when you’re searching for tech or geek stuff. That’s the audience I want to be in front of.

Oh, and if you sell links to try to game Google you deserve to be knocked down the list a few pegs.

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Comments

  1. I just want to be high up for my niche. If someone does a search for “micro-fiction”, I want to be on the front page because so far everyone who has found me via Google this way (I think I’m three pages in) has become a ‘reader’. Likewise, I wish I’d stopping showing up high on searches that have nothing to do with my site, but just happen to be the right combination of words; I always want to tell people who this way: ‘sorry, that I don’t have what you want.

  2. I just want to be high up for my niche. If someone does a search for “micro-fiction”, I want to be on the front page because so far everyone who has found me via Google this way (I think I’m three pages in) has become a ‘reader’. Likewise, I wish I’d stopping showing up high on searches that have nothing to do with my site, but just happen to be the right combination of words; I always want to tell people who this way: ‘sorry, that I don’t have what you want.

  3. When are you going to give up and go work somewhere you’re qualified, like Radio Shack?

    Valleywag’s posts mocking you are the only reason I come back to this site.

  4. When are you going to give up and go work somewhere you’re qualified, like Radio Shack?

    Valleywag’s posts mocking you are the only reason I come back to this site.

  5. Robert, some of us just sell ads. They often come in the form of text ads, like classifieds or Adsense. That’s not a crime. It shouldn’t be penalized by a company claiming to “own” all the world’s information. They should distinguish between the blackhats — not difficult — and the honest brokers of folk wanting to increase their sales of goods and services.

  6. Robert, some of us just sell ads. They often come in the form of text ads, like classifieds or Adsense. That’s not a crime. It shouldn’t be penalized by a company claiming to “own” all the world’s information. They should distinguish between the blackhats — not difficult — and the honest brokers of folk wanting to increase their sales of goods and services.

  7. But it was dead from get-go, as links don’t command authority, they just command volume.

  8. But it was dead from get-go, as links don’t command authority, they just command volume.

  9. I was sure surprised today when I found that what I consider A-List sites like the Washington Post, Forbes Magazine, San Francisco Chronical, Engadget, et al. had the same 5 PR as the OakLeaf Blog, which specializes in Microsoft’s LINQ and Entity Framework.

    –rj

  10. I was sure surprised today when I found that what I consider A-List sites like the Washington Post, Forbes Magazine, San Francisco Chronical, Engadget, et al. had the same 5 PR as the OakLeaf Blog, which specializes in Microsoft’s LINQ and Entity Framework.

    –rj

  11. I am PR Zero, I have been PR Zero since day one, I’ll remain PR Zero, because I agree it does not matter. Still funny though, I think the interestig part is forbes adn the Seattle PI (which I will read regardless of page rank)which took a hit of 2 points. Down 20%, time to sell. Evil grin.

  12. I am PR Zero, I have been PR Zero since day one, I’ll remain PR Zero, because I agree it does not matter. Still funny though, I think the interestig part is forbes adn the Seattle PI (which I will read regardless of page rank)which took a hit of 2 points. Down 20%, time to sell. Evil grin.

  13. It seems like more of an ego thing than anything else, really. A lot of bloggers I have read today can’t explain how their lowered PR will tangibly affect their site. It seems to have bruised their egos and they are taking it personally, as if someone @ google was poking around in the db picking out sites they don’t like.

    One thing you hear a lot of is – well, it will affect my advertising. I don’t see how. The people who came to your site yesterday will still come tomorrow.

    I have never found a blog through search. Well, it isn’t about search rankings they say.. So, what is he issue? Why are you so hurt about your PR being a little lower today?

  14. It seems like more of an ego thing than anything else, really. A lot of bloggers I have read today can’t explain how their lowered PR will tangibly affect their site. It seems to have bruised their egos and they are taking it personally, as if someone @ google was poking around in the db picking out sites they don’t like.

    One thing you hear a lot of is – well, it will affect my advertising. I don’t see how. The people who came to your site yesterday will still come tomorrow.

    I have never found a blog through search. Well, it isn’t about search rankings they say.. So, what is he issue? Why are you so hurt about your PR being a little lower today?

  15. Robert, is PageRank part of Techmeme’s calculation? It could be.

    Whilst I have had a lot of airtime today on Techmeme (good job too because most stories about this were buried on Digg), it is very rare for me to show up, even with significant links as part of the story.
    Even then I am quickly displaced by people saying almost nothing with far fewer overall links on sites like Techmeme.

    On Podtech today you have a “Commissioned” video by Oracle. You have a link without nofollow. That is a paid link.

    There are 20x, maybe 100x more paid links on Podtech.net than on my site.
    I have written a total of 9 paid reviews, all well received by my audience, most received editorial links sometimes even from the person who purchased the review EVEN THOUGH I OFFERED CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.

    Google themselves tell their users that TBPR (toolbar page rank) is an indication of quality.

    Thus Google are now telling visitors to my site, and 100s, maybe 100s of others, that when they visit a site, it is a load of crock.

    Those are lies… FUD

    Maybe they have changed the meaning of PageRank. If they have done they need to inform every single one of their toolbar users that Google PageRank as displayed in the toolbar is meaningless.

    It has to come from Google, not you.

  16. Robert, is PageRank part of Techmeme’s calculation? It could be.

    Whilst I have had a lot of airtime today on Techmeme (good job too because most stories about this were buried on Digg), it is very rare for me to show up, even with significant links as part of the story.
    Even then I am quickly displaced by people saying almost nothing with far fewer overall links on sites like Techmeme.

    On Podtech today you have a “Commissioned” video by Oracle. You have a link without nofollow. That is a paid link.

    There are 20x, maybe 100x more paid links on Podtech.net than on my site.
    I have written a total of 9 paid reviews, all well received by my audience, most received editorial links sometimes even from the person who purchased the review EVEN THOUGH I OFFERED CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM.

    Google themselves tell their users that TBPR (toolbar page rank) is an indication of quality.

    Thus Google are now telling visitors to my site, and 100s, maybe 100s of others, that when they visit a site, it is a load of crock.

    Those are lies… FUD

    Maybe they have changed the meaning of PageRank. If they have done they need to inform every single one of their toolbar users that Google PageRank as displayed in the toolbar is meaningless.

    It has to come from Google, not you.

  17. Robert
    you can declare page rank dead all you want (and in terms of real relevance I’m not disagreeing) but the reality is that PR is still wildly used as a measure in ad sales, particularly with Text link sales. It’s not dead to the people who use it as a measure, or the people who rely on it to make ad sales. I’m not suggesting that this is overall a good thing (at the top end we’ve totally moved away from this) but it still remains a very real fact.

  18. Robert
    you can declare page rank dead all you want (and in terms of real relevance I’m not disagreeing) but the reality is that PR is still wildly used as a measure in ad sales, particularly with Text link sales. It’s not dead to the people who use it as a measure, or the people who rely on it to make ad sales. I’m not suggesting that this is overall a good thing (at the top end we’ve totally moved away from this) but it still remains a very real fact.

  19. Selling or buying ads based mostly (or solely) on PageRank is no different than doing the same based on Alexa Rank. You may as well be asking your dog where you should advertise.

    Ad buys/sells should be based on real stats; monthly uniques, page views, members, email or feed subscribers, traffic, etc. Of course, demographic information couldn’t hurt either. Advertising hot dogs on a vegan web site isn’t exactly the best bang for your buck.

    An advertiser should be asking for real, verifiable, data, and publishers should be upfront with that data.

  20. Selling or buying ads based mostly (or solely) on PageRank is no different than doing the same based on Alexa Rank. You may as well be asking your dog where you should advertise.

    Ad buys/sells should be based on real stats; monthly uniques, page views, members, email or feed subscribers, traffic, etc. Of course, demographic information couldn’t hurt either. Advertising hot dogs on a vegan web site isn’t exactly the best bang for your buck.

    An advertiser should be asking for real, verifiable, data, and publishers should be upfront with that data.

  21. Joel you don’t think RSS can be gamed? It is easy to give incentives to sign up with multiple services just look at Shoemoney and John Chow.

    Just a week ago we were all discussing the default subscriber bundles and 70K subscribers to feeds that didn’t work on Google Reader.

    Every single stat can be gamed, and is. PageRank is not more inaccurate than anything else, or at least it wasn’t.

    I don’t think anyone at Alexa manually adjusts stats.

  22. Joel you don’t think RSS can be gamed? It is easy to give incentives to sign up with multiple services just look at Shoemoney and John Chow.

    Just a week ago we were all discussing the default subscriber bundles and 70K subscribers to feeds that didn’t work on Google Reader.

    Every single stat can be gamed, and is. PageRank is not more inaccurate than anything else, or at least it wasn’t.

    I don’t think anyone at Alexa manually adjusts stats.

  23. @Andy: I agree with you – everything can be gamed, including RSS, blog comments, PageRank, Alexa ranks, etc.

    Like PageRank, Alexa ranks aren’t that difficult to manipulate given that one has the right resources, know how, and patience.

    I never implied that one should pick a single metric to base ad sales/buys on, to the contrary I was suggesting quite the opposite.

    I’ve personally seen site’s with little PR have a greater affect on a back link campaign than site’s with higher PR. Many times. I don’t see how that supports people’s blind faith in what was (until recently) PageRank.

  24. @Andy: I agree with you – everything can be gamed, including RSS, blog comments, PageRank, Alexa ranks, etc.

    Like PageRank, Alexa ranks aren’t that difficult to manipulate given that one has the right resources, know how, and patience.

    I never implied that one should pick a single metric to base ad sales/buys on, to the contrary I was suggesting quite the opposite.

    I’ve personally seen site’s with little PR have a greater affect on a back link campaign than site’s with higher PR. Many times. I don’t see how that supports people’s blind faith in what was (until recently) PageRank.

  25. –quote–

    The problem is that Google can’t really show you your real Page Rank anyway. How would it? It would need to ship you a spreadsheet to explain how you rank for each keyword.

    –quote–

    They do provide an option for something similar with their webmaster tools, https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

    While it doesn’t give an accurate page rank, it does show the highest ranked pages and gives you a distribution of high/medium/low ranked pages on your site.

    And it gives you a list of top searches and clicks for your website.

    And yes they allow you to download CSVs! :-)

  26. –quote–

    The problem is that Google can’t really show you your real Page Rank anyway. How would it? It would need to ship you a spreadsheet to explain how you rank for each keyword.

    –quote–

    They do provide an option for something similar with their webmaster tools, https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/

    While it doesn’t give an accurate page rank, it does show the highest ranked pages and gives you a distribution of high/medium/low ranked pages on your site.

    And it gives you a list of top searches and clicks for your website.

    And yes they allow you to download CSVs! :-)

  27. Yeh its highly amusing that some “name” SEO’s abovously use paid link farms to get there results.

    they must be relaying on there tool bar PR to sell thier services.

    A year a go we did a test and generated a pr5 site in a couple of months with only one internal link and cleaver internal linking / optimisation on a one page site.

  28. Yeh its highly amusing that some “name” SEO’s abovously use paid link farms to get there results.

    they must be relaying on there tool bar PR to sell thier services.

    A year a go we did a test and generated a pr5 site in a couple of months with only one internal link and cleaver internal linking / optimisation on a one page site.

  29. Page Rank is one of about 1,000 scores they use to score a site. They admit that themselves.

    The trouble is PR was the first of these scores and they made it public, so everyone got hung up on their PR.

    Yeah, like google has 1 score for your site and that’s it. Duh. The smart people work for google. If, like me, you don’t work for google, then anything we can imagine plus a whole lot more goes into a site score.

    Paid linking sites work because anyone who wants to promote their site by spending money is serious and google accepts than and adds that into their calculations. Like we may or may not believe the Coke adds, but because they spend so much on advertising we acknowledge they are serious contenders.

    Same thing.

    monk.e.boy

  30. Page Rank is one of about 1,000 scores they use to score a site. They admit that themselves.

    The trouble is PR was the first of these scores and they made it public, so everyone got hung up on their PR.

    Yeah, like google has 1 score for your site and that’s it. Duh. The smart people work for google. If, like me, you don’t work for google, then anything we can imagine plus a whole lot more goes into a site score.

    Paid linking sites work because anyone who wants to promote their site by spending money is serious and google accepts than and adds that into their calculations. Like we may or may not believe the Coke adds, but because they spend so much on advertising we acknowledge they are serious contenders.

    Same thing.

    monk.e.boy

  31. It’s important to remember that PageRank is just one factor out of about 200 factors. I’m not so sure that PageRank is based on keywords, because it is what it is. No matter what keyword you came to the site through, the PageRank has the same value.

    I think what you meant to say is that “search rankings” are based on a keyword basis.

  32. It’s important to remember that PageRank is just one factor out of about 200 factors. I’m not so sure that PageRank is based on keywords, because it is what it is. No matter what keyword you came to the site through, the PageRank has the same value.

    I think what you meant to say is that “search rankings” are based on a keyword basis.

  33. You can say page rank doesn’t matter, but lord knows what the mighty google is actually looking at. By the way, the log is a great read. Keep up the good work.

  34. You can say page rank doesn’t matter, but lord knows what the mighty google is actually looking at. By the way, the log is a great read. Keep up the good work.

  35. PAGERANK UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    FIRST ONE SINCE APRIL 2007

    Also, most of the blogs that were penalized over selling links have been restored to their former PR status.

    There is an internal list at Google of blogs and sites that suspected of selling link. This list can be viewed by any member on their spam team and commented on

    http://blogoscoped.com/forum/110901.html

    A visit in the referrer logs gave the whole thing away

  36. PAGERANK UPDATE IN PROGRESS

    FIRST ONE SINCE APRIL 2007

    Also, most of the blogs that were penalized over selling links have been restored to their former PR status.

    There is an internal list at Google of blogs and sites that suspected of selling link. This list can be viewed by any member on their spam team and commented on

    http://blogoscoped.com/forum/110901.html

    A visit in the referrer logs gave the whole thing away

  37. RECENT UPDATE : GOOGLE PAGE RANK UPDATE:

    HUGE DROP ON ALL SITES those who have interlinked heavily will see a drop

    Check (Link check internal & External check too recommended)
    http://www.linkvendor.com/seo-tools/outbound-links.html

    MY CONCLUSIONS: About PR Drop: possibilities
    # Increase in exchange of links : INTERLINKING of various sites together
    # Increase in irrelevant links & link farms

    2 OPTIONS:
    1) A page with PR4 and 5 outbound links is better than a link from a page with PR8 and 100 outbound links.
    The more links there are on a page, the less PageRank value your page will receive from it

    2) Or a link from a PR8 page that has lots of outbound links is worth more than a link from a PR4 page that has only a few outbound links.

    FOR SOLUTIONS: check site http://seopravish.blogspot.com
    VOTE,,,,,

  38. RECENT UPDATE : GOOGLE PAGE RANK UPDATE:

    HUGE DROP ON ALL SITES those who have interlinked heavily will see a drop

    Check (Link check internal & External check too recommended)
    http://www.linkvendor.com/seo-tools/outbound-links.html

    MY CONCLUSIONS: About PR Drop: possibilities
    # Increase in exchange of links : INTERLINKING of various sites together
    # Increase in irrelevant links & link farms

    2 OPTIONS:
    1) A page with PR4 and 5 outbound links is better than a link from a page with PR8 and 100 outbound links.
    The more links there are on a page, the less PageRank value your page will receive from it

    2) Or a link from a PR8 page that has lots of outbound links is worth more than a link from a PR4 page that has only a few outbound links.

    FOR SOLUTIONS: check site http://seopravish.blogspot.com
    VOTE,,,,,

  39. I agree with you that Page Rank is dead, however I disagree with you about buying links. I don’t think Google has the right to be the policeman of the web. If their algo is broken they need to fix it and not try to hand edit or punish webmasters as a result.

    My site went from PR3 to PR0, yet I still outrank many PR4 or PR5 sites. So for me it doesn’t really matter. Throw your Google tool bar away and never look back. Who cares what Google thinks.

  40. I agree with you that Page Rank is dead, however I disagree with you about buying links. I don’t think Google has the right to be the policeman of the web. If their algo is broken they need to fix it and not try to hand edit or punish webmasters as a result.

    My site went from PR3 to PR0, yet I still outrank many PR4 or PR5 sites. So for me it doesn’t really matter. Throw your Google tool bar away and never look back. Who cares what Google thinks.

  41. The problem is that many advertising sites and other revenue generating programs, such as the paid review programs at reviewme.com base your payout and earnings on factors including your Google PR. Google PR is also a factor in any sales or ad positioning you sell, and god forbid you try to sell your site. It’s all well and good to say that Google PR is dead on paper, but in the hearts and minds of the web economy and it’s webmasters, PR is more important now than ever. As long as Google continues to jerk the PR rope all over the place, people will continue to use it as a benchmark even if it’s a worthless benchmark. Personally I think it should be removed completely.

  42. The problem is that many advertising sites and other revenue generating programs, such as the paid review programs at reviewme.com base your payout and earnings on factors including your Google PR. Google PR is also a factor in any sales or ad positioning you sell, and god forbid you try to sell your site. It’s all well and good to say that Google PR is dead on paper, but in the hearts and minds of the web economy and it’s webmasters, PR is more important now than ever. As long as Google continues to jerk the PR rope all over the place, people will continue to use it as a benchmark even if it’s a worthless benchmark. Personally I think it should be removed completely.

  43. Who gives a CRAP about BLOGGERS? A bunch of wannabe writers to whom NO ONE would pay one cent to read, let along publish.

    Honestly, who cares about your blog’s page rank? You? Your loser best friend? Your lonely mother?

    Seriously. How about getting a REAL job and freeing up cyberspace for something far more interesting.

  44. Who gives a CRAP about BLOGGERS? A bunch of wannabe writers to whom NO ONE would pay one cent to read, let along publish.

    Honestly, who cares about your blog’s page rank? You? Your loser best friend? Your lonely mother?

    Seriously. How about getting a REAL job and freeing up cyberspace for something far more interesting.

  45. Gawd, mine had gone to N/A too, I hate the fact that they have to reduce our PR’s just because we monetize our blogs. What’s the catch anyway? They do the same thing, too I guess on their ‘other’ websites perhaps. Damnn, it makes me go all crazy. –,

  46. Gawd, mine had gone to N/A too, I hate the fact that they have to reduce our PR’s just because we monetize our blogs. What’s the catch anyway? They do the same thing, too I guess on their ‘other’ websites perhaps. Damnn, it makes me go all crazy. –,

  47. Algorithm of Page Rank already is discontinued

    Many of the services of Google also need urgent update, is why Google prefers to buy to other companies of Internet.

    That small finder that began many years ago very good, because only era of text, very fast and efficient, that antigüo AltaVista moved my, nowadays became a Giant.

    But that has happened with the progress of his so promoted PageRank? By the sight it has not evolved in the same way, as much money and they have not managed to optimize it.

    In summary the PageRank de Google or PR simply is a numerical value that it represents the importance that a page Web has in Internet, this value is obtained through the bonds that make other pages Web to your site. (it is a summary of the great roll of his operation) the PR has been that has not evolved as it would wish the user it, many webmasters astute position their Web in the first results search of Google and when we make a search as simple as the task of your primary son of the first results that we obtain is companies doing publicity to their products/services and nor to speak of the swindles that abound by Internet.

    What happened with the quality of content? , What happened with the Google that invented an algorithm to benefit the searches from the users? Simply it turned towards the money of the publicity and grew like great company forgetting its roots.

    As much it forgot its past that now cannot produce some own project, I buy to YouTube because GoogleVideos did not do competition to him.

    Purchase technology of other projects Web because although it is certain that it sees future in them, same Google does not have it developed.

    It must have given Google account of its own weakness that now has a Laboratory as they call to him for own projects. But and what has of their essence? To as much to arrived the weakness from the PageRank that now Google penalizes to the sites of high PR that sells links, or the case of the page of a well-known Alemana company that was penalized by unsuitable practices of positioning Web. Acting as Goliat is giving bad reputation him to Google.

    To many webmasters is to them beneficial to work with Adsense, but victims of a repression feel, to the being directed by norms imposed by the greatest finder of history.

    Now we asked ourselves, Who is making its work bad? Webmasters or the PageRank de Google? Although it is certain that webmasters are many bad, also are many more if they are good, that they include/understand that to give content of quality to the users it is more important that to fill to its pages Web of words that position them in the finders.

    What is failing in the PageRank? As lack would claim to my grandmother… him to it to be more human, he is incredible that the heart of the finder, does not have the greater budget of investigation and development.

    Hay Competition at this moment? Lamentably next as Yahoo and MSN do not approach which the user wishes and for that reason the Monopoly of Google almost is guaranteed.

    Inevitably the users little by little could emigrate to another finder, as flock of doves, if this were more cash in the searches, but at the moment Google does not have competition, although personally I have seen some other finders with very interesting characteristics.

    They already say: It does not have bad lasts one hundred years, nor body that resists it and in Internet the years are months…

  48. Algorithm of Page Rank already is discontinued

    Many of the services of Google also need urgent update, is why Google prefers to buy to other companies of Internet.

    That small finder that began many years ago very good, because only era of text, very fast and efficient, that antigüo AltaVista moved my, nowadays became a Giant.

    But that has happened with the progress of his so promoted PageRank? By the sight it has not evolved in the same way, as much money and they have not managed to optimize it.

    In summary the PageRank de Google or PR simply is a numerical value that it represents the importance that a page Web has in Internet, this value is obtained through the bonds that make other pages Web to your site. (it is a summary of the great roll of his operation) the PR has been that has not evolved as it would wish the user it, many webmasters astute position their Web in the first results search of Google and when we make a search as simple as the task of your primary son of the first results that we obtain is companies doing publicity to their products/services and nor to speak of the swindles that abound by Internet.

    What happened with the quality of content? , What happened with the Google that invented an algorithm to benefit the searches from the users? Simply it turned towards the money of the publicity and grew like great company forgetting its roots.

    As much it forgot its past that now cannot produce some own project, I buy to YouTube because GoogleVideos did not do competition to him.

    Purchase technology of other projects Web because although it is certain that it sees future in them, same Google does not have it developed.

    It must have given Google account of its own weakness that now has a Laboratory as they call to him for own projects. But and what has of their essence? To as much to arrived the weakness from the PageRank that now Google penalizes to the sites of high PR that sells links, or the case of the page of a well-known Alemana company that was penalized by unsuitable practices of positioning Web. Acting as Goliat is giving bad reputation him to Google.

    To many webmasters is to them beneficial to work with Adsense, but victims of a repression feel, to the being directed by norms imposed by the greatest finder of history.

    Now we asked ourselves, Who is making its work bad? Webmasters or the PageRank de Google? Although it is certain that webmasters are many bad, also are many more if they are good, that they include/understand that to give content of quality to the users it is more important that to fill to its pages Web of words that position them in the finders.

    What is failing in the PageRank? As lack would claim to my grandmother… him to it to be more human, he is incredible that the heart of the finder, does not have the greater budget of investigation and development.

    Hay Competition at this moment? Lamentably next as Yahoo and MSN do not approach which the user wishes and for that reason the Monopoly of Google almost is guaranteed.

    Inevitably the users little by little could emigrate to another finder, as flock of doves, if this were more cash in the searches, but at the moment Google does not have competition, although personally I have seen some other finders with very interesting characteristics.

    They already say: It does not have bad lasts one hundred years, nor body that resists it and in Internet the years are months…

  49. I’ve been looking at many forums and it seems that those who got new unpaid incoming backlinks have also dropped in PR. There seems to be a vibe that many sites have dropped more than increased in PR. I’ve also come across many folks whose homepage has dropped in PR and now deep pages have an even higher PR.

  50. I’ve been looking at many forums and it seems that those who got new unpaid incoming backlinks have also dropped in PR. There seems to be a vibe that many sites have dropped more than increased in PR. I’ve also come across many folks whose homepage has dropped in PR and now deep pages have an even higher PR.

  51. It’s important to remember that PageRank is just one factor out of about 200 factors. I’m not so sure that PageRank is based on keywords, because it is what it is. No matter what keyword you came to the site through, the PageRank has the same value.

    I think what you meant to say is that “search rankings” are based on a keyword basis.

  52. It’s important to remember that PageRank is just one factor out of about 200 factors. I’m not so sure that PageRank is based on keywords, because it is what it is. No matter what keyword you came to the site through, the PageRank has the same value.

    I think what you meant to say is that “search rankings” are based on a keyword basis.

  53. It’s important to remember that PageRank is just one factor out of about 200 factors. I’m not so sure that PageRank is based on keywords, because it is what it is. No matter what keyword you came to the site through, the PageRank has the same value.

    I think what you meant to say is that “search rankings” are based on a keyword basis.

    thnk u

  54. It’s important to remember that PageRank is just one factor out of about 200 factors. I’m not so sure that PageRank is based on keywords, because it is what it is. No matter what keyword you came to the site through, the PageRank has the same value.

    I think what you meant to say is that “search rankings” are based on a keyword basis.

    thnk u

  55. It’s important to remember that PageRank is just one factor out of about 200 factors. I’m not so sure that PageRank is based on keywords, because it is what it is. No matter what keyword you came to the site through, the PageRank has the same value.

    I think what you meant to say is that “search rankings” are based on a keyword basis.

    thnk u

  56. It’s important to remember that PageRank is just one factor out of about 200 factors. I’m not so sure that PageRank is based on keywords, because it is what it is. No matter what keyword you came to the site through, the PageRank has the same value.

    I think what you meant to say is that “search rankings” are based on a keyword basis.

    thnk u

  57. No page rank for me anyway. I've been trying to get my Racing Social Network site to get some traffic but have not really got the job done. Searching around the web to get ideas about how it works. Thanks for the info.