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PR from our WebmasterWorld profiles

 12:16 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

We all know that the URL in our WebmasterWorld profile appears when we check our sites backward Links therefore it must be a PR4 or above. So even though it appears as grey in the Google toolbar - it surely carries some PR.

If it does have (invisible) PR then is this boosted by making lots of posts to the forums beacuse every post has a link to your User Profile? Should we all be trying like crazy to post messages, however inconsequential?

If this was true then all those crazy neurotics who insist on talking about the update will find their site's PR considerably enhanced. Oh, and those who are still exasperated about the PR0 penalties - if they ever get that penalty lifted - will go up to PR7 just on the PR transfer from their contributions to Webmasterworld.

[edited by: rcjordan at 2:54 pm (utc) on Aug. 15, 2002]
[edit reason] probably not a good idea to use othr members as examples [/edit]



 12:23 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Would that be the profile page with the NOINDEX tag set, which therefore no search engine should use the content of? Which in theory means that they never note your URL and never give you rank for it...

Methinks the admins have thought about that little trick already :)

I have the following tags in my profile;


Maybe getting one of those turned off is a priveledge you get with more posts?


- Tony

[edited by: Dreamquick at 12:31 pm (utc) on Aug. 15, 2002]


 12:24 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I think if you check the code on your profile you may find this:-


So I'd suggest that, no we shouldn't all be posting like crazy for the sake of PR. :)


 12:26 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Don't have the noindex in my profile, just noarchive for googlebot.


 12:28 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I gather it has a NOINDEX tag - but why does it appear in Goggle backward links with all the other PR4+?


 12:37 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yup. It's appearing on my site's backward links, too.

Mine merely has a NOARCHIVE tag, not a NOINDEX tag.


[edited by: Grumpus at 12:38 pm (utc) on Aug. 15, 2002]


 12:38 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I believe if you have 100 or more posts - it gets turned off - This helps prevent anyone who may be thinking such things.

25 posts is 25 times "better" than one post, but you need 2500 posts to do the same thing with a 100 post minimum.

Neither one is going to help you out THAT much.


 12:56 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Even a PR5 link can be useful when you have a new site with no incoming links - I'm off to change my profile URL to my new site :)


 12:59 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm off to change my profile URL to my new site

Better get busy posting then ......... :)


 1:15 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)


race you to 50!


 1:20 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Maybe this will encourage more people to put their homepage in their profile!


 1:21 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

If everyones profile is not blocked know it will be soon dont worry. This thread only shows why it should be blocked. WebmasterWorld is not here to promote your site its here to help you develop your skills and expand your networking skills by meeting new people. This will inturn help you promote your site because your skills will be better. To try and take the PR from your profile just for you site is not the idea here.


[edited by: Knowles at 1:32 pm (utc) on Aug. 15, 2002]


 1:25 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

The profile page goes through cgi. The PR benifit is very small. Even with a 1000 posts you may get a very small rub off, but really nothing to write home about.

here is thread that discusses the real reasons for using your profile.


 1:37 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I think Brett has thought this through and he runs a pretty clean ship. This is one of the few boards that are run in a professional manner.

I don't think it will be a problem, but some people that misunderstand PR may try.


 1:39 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

In june, there were two profile pages with pr8's.

Sorry I had to change the address of profiles when we updated the site in june, but they were getting hammered by email bots. Since I changed that, and did the email obfuscation thing, they've just about gone away entirely.

Yes, it is 100 posts before the noindex falls off.

[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 1:40 pm (utc) on Aug. 15, 2002]


 1:39 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just wondered what would happen to those people. Would they be banned or something like that? Or would the mods just delete the posts?


 1:42 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

If they post because they want the inbound links they are just plain stupid, as Brett stated you need 100 posts to get your profile spidered, it takes quite some time to post 100 posts, the time you will spend doing that, you could have collected atleast 10 inbound links!

brotherhood of LAN

 1:57 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

If anyone has any ambition, then IMO don't bother posting for the sake of PR.

Although WebmasterWorld is no doubt a high PR7....you will never get any higher than it, nor will you gain PR quickly. I think in the general scheme of things you would have to make about a million posts to notice a higher PR, and by then you could have written an encyclopedia on your site anyway without filling up WebmasterWorld with non-quality posts ;)

purely IMO


 2:09 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Speaking of profile sites Chris_R.

That's a screen cleaner - just excellent.

...none of them probably know this - so use it -


 2:21 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

why 100, why let it happen at all?


 2:22 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Because if members are willing to contribute that much to the system, it is the least we can do. I wish there were ways we could do more in that regard.


 2:25 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

What is the problem with a profile link? It is only one page and people can choose to use it or not. It allows people to show some sort of credibility.


 2:27 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

You should make it much higher than 100, I think its to easy to hit 100 without to much work. Just get into a couple google dance and update threads and before you know it you have 100 posts and are getting the benefit with out really contributing. I am not sure there is a number you can put on it though. I have over 200 posts and I do not feel I have completely contributed enough to deserve something in return.

Ohh yeah and either my toolbar is broke or there is no PR on the profile pages anyways. Not even Bretts!


 2:29 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Just a quick note to agree with Knowles (and show how easy it is to get to 100 posts) ;).


 2:31 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

It stops the drivebys...


 3:36 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Yup, she did.

[edited by: Hemsell at 5:17 pm (utc) on Aug. 15, 2002]


 3:39 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hemsell I think Marcia meant this thread


 3:47 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I thought id post on this thread to get nearer to 100 ;)

No i think that its nice of them to spread PR to there members, the more they keep us happy the more we are likely to donate or link to WW! + without members where would they be.


 4:21 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

If you really read through this forum, you see that PR is but one element and there are many others that should get equal amounts of each of our attention. And one link in from a (what are our profiles?) PR4 or 5 just ain't worth it.

As others have said, if you spent the time you're thinking of spending to make 100 posts on other things, you'll make more ground. And if you don't want to do that, try reading and posting in the threads that suggest some other equally important things such as anchor text!


 4:27 pm on Aug 15, 2002 (gmt 0)

I've done a lot more to boost my site's rankings by reading here than I have by posting.

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