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Old 20th November 2008, 02:09 PM   #1
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Question Google PR

Here is another silly question. What is Google pr? Is it important?

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Old 20th November 2008, 05:03 PM   #2
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Google PR is a short term for page rank. It is designed to be ranking system of how 'important' google thinks a web page is. It's not too accurate. It is calulated based on how many other pages link to that page.

Generally speeching it is used to establish how much the benefit you would get if that page linked to your site. Links are part of the ranking algorithm and therefore this is used to gague the value of getting a link from a page.

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Old 21st November 2008, 11:03 AM   #3
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Google PR is the short for Google Page Rank. And yes, it is important because it tells the ranking of a web page.

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Some misinformation here guys, not to get picky but for starters PageRank is an algorithmic/math formula Google uses as a factor in determining the ranking of pages.

PageRank was created when Sergey Brin & Larry Page (thus 'Page'Rank) were at Stanford so there was public information available then. Of course things have changed drastically over 10 years, so take it all with a grain of salt but if you are interested in understanding the principles and theories deduced from those public papers published many moons ago then do a google search for [pagerank uncovered chris ridings] and read the PageRank Uncovered/Explained (long pdf file) and some of the other listings there

Oh ... and ... Don't focus on PageRank. The pagerank in the toolbar is often outdated and does not necessarily represent the exact data google is using when ranking a page

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Old 22nd November 2008, 05:38 AM   #5
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Far better to concentrate on getting people to the site that will buy what you're selling, whether that be monetary or simply an idea.

Don't forget your offline advertising, whether that be Public Relations, Print or talking to people.

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Old 5th December 2008, 04:59 AM   #6
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PageRank is a link analysis algorithm that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of "measuring" its relative importance within the set. It very important.

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I've seen it go both ways. I have a site that is a PR2, and I am ranked #1 in google for my keywords (yes it's somewhat competitive) over sites that have PR5,6.

Using a program like SeoElite, can help you find pages with decent rank.

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(1) The only PageRank we mere mortals can view is ToolbarPR, which is at best an outdated and inaccurate representation of what your PR number might have been at some point in the past. ToolbarPR is not used at all in any ranking algorithm. It's a lovely little green bar excellent for keeping webmasters entertained, but otherwise pretty much worthless.

(2) The real PR (known only to Google, not displayed anywhere and not revealed by anybody's online tools no matter what they might claim) is only one of about 200 factors that go into ranking -- so while it's an important part of the algorithm, it's not the end-all and be-all of rankings.

It's never been all that rare for pages displaying a lower ToolbarPR to outrank pages displaying a higher ToolbarPR. But since ToolbarPR has nothing whatsoever to do with rankings, that's not terribly surprising.

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