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Google PR rating

Discussion in 'SEO' started by blackpudding, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. #1
    I've only just started thinking about SEO on my main site and wondered if the Google PR rating is useful? My home page went from PR4 to PR5 today so should I expect more traffic and can I use it to judge any improvements made as I implement SEO tricks over the next few weeks, or is it a red herring? I'm happy with the way my content has grown but more visitors wouldn't go amiss if I'm going to break the $500 a month barrier :rolleyes:

    Cheers
    BP
    SEMrush
     
    blackpudding, Sep 6, 2005 IP
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  2. a3196

    a3196 Well-Known Member

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    Your homepage went from pr4 to pr5???I don't see any pr updates...

    and I don't think pr updates can help that much on traffic. PR could be some factor but I'm pretty sure PR matters that much....
     
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  3. INV

    INV Peon

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    1. I don't think a pagerank occurred yet.

    2. PageRank doesn't have much play in onpage SEO as it is determined by incoming-links and the way your page spread links which is the only onpage factor. Although incoming links is what gets you pagerank in the first place.

    3. When a PageRank increases you wont expect any more traffic as PageRank really has no effect on search engine ranking position. The visitors have to come from somewhere and I am assuming you meant from search engines when referring to traffic.
     
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  4. blackpudding

    blackpudding Peon

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    Hi,
    The PR definitely shows 5 instead of 4 on the google toolbar. Its always shown 4 in the past (definitely up to last weekend) which is why I wondered if it was to do with some tweaks I made to the site, including adding a section for reciprocal links. Out of interest how often is this updated and what does it actually mean if it has no bearing on googles search results? Sorry if its a bit of a newbie question but as I say I'm trying to increase my Adsense income and every bit helps.

    Cheers
    BP
     
    blackpudding, Sep 6, 2005 IP
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    EWpro Well-Known Member

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    BP,
    Not only you but few others also claim the Google PR update - I dont see any on my sites AWA the sites I visit often.
    Is it partial or a major update by G?
     
    EWpro, Sep 6, 2005 IP
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    bgolat Peon

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    i have not seen or heard of any changes until this thread
     
    bgolat, Sep 6, 2005 IP
  7. INV

    INV Peon

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    #7
    Google PageRank is updated every couple of months, I would say around 3 to 5 on average. It has no direct bearing in the search engine results but an indirect factor of having links to your website which help increase ranking in google. Google PR is just a number, a PR3 can have better rank then PR5, or the opposite, it really isn't a factor in results because of the number. You should really learn to ignore it as you are wasting valueble time on something that wont increase your cash flow :) So keep working! And reciprocal links is a great idea.
     
    INV, Sep 6, 2005 IP
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    blackpudding Peon

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    Thanks for that, luckily I've only wasted a few hours pondering over it :rolleyes:

    Cheers
    BP
     
    blackpudding, Sep 6, 2005 IP
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    As i go further in the world of SEO i've found some interesting readings about PR.

    You can check them here.
     
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    blackpudding Peon

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    Thanks! I found this link on the page you mentioned and it pretty much answers all my questions:
    http://www.webworkshop.net/pagerank.html

    I thought this line was a bit scary though:
    "For this reason, links into a site cannot harm the site, but links from a site can be harmful if they link to penalized sites. So be careful which sites you link to. If a site has PR0, it is usually a penalty, and it would be unwise to link to it. "

    Definately somthing to consider in future.

    Cheers
    BP
     
    blackpudding, Sep 13, 2005 IP
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    Seobiznezzy Peon

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    Pr used to be really easy to manipulate 2 years ago. You could get links inbound and create your site to go to PR 6 or greater.

    Put it this way, I own a PR 6 that is still in the sandbox. I might as well be a PR 1.
     
    Seobiznezzy, Sep 13, 2005 IP