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How to get a flat Page Rank for entire site
johnnydequino

Msg#: 16971 posted 5:00 pm on Sep 15, 2003 (gmt 0)

What's the best way to get a flat PR for an entire site? As in, I have 80 pages. The home page is a PR5, the rest of the pages a PR4.

All 80 pages are reachable from any page on my site. My question is, why is there a PR difference?

Anyone know how to get all the page a flat PR5?

jd

Marcia

Msg#: 16971 posted 11:41 am on Sep 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

That's because it's a low-end PR5, if the interior pages are PR4. The way to get those higher is to get more PR for the homepage or some links to interior pages on the site to be spread around.

doc_z

Msg#: 16971 posted 1:00 pm on Sep 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

 All 80 pages are reachable from any page on my site.

This is already the best way for a flat distribution(*). However, this doesn't mean that the internal pages have as much PR as the home page.

A rough calculation yields the following relation: PR_home / PR_internal approx (N-1)*(1-d)/d, where N is the number of pages (N >> 1) and d is the damping factor. PR is the real PR and it was assumed that PR >> 1.

If you want to distribute PR more equally, I would get external links to different internal pages. However, as long as the number and quality of incoming links (and the number of pages on your site) doesn't change, a total flat distribution would lead to a PR4 for all pages (at least in your case). However, the PR for the internal pages would be increased (even if they would be still a PR4).

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(*) Of course, there are linking structures which would lead to a more flat distribution. For example, you could remove all links to the home page from your internal pages. However, this doesn't seem to be a pratical solution.

richmc

Msg#: 16971 posted 1:11 pm on Sep 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

 All 80 pages are reachable from any page on my site.

sounds like a nightmare for user navigation

trillianjedi

Msg#: 16971 posted 2:32 pm on Sep 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

 sounds like a nightmare for user navigation

Depends on how it's accomplished. I visited a great site the other day which had perhaps 50 pages all accesible from everywhere. Navigation was in the form of drop down menu's - rather like menu items in standard windows apps.

Very easy to find my way around.

TJ

DerekH

Msg#: 16971 posted 4:09 pm on Sep 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

johnnydequino wrote
>What's the best way to get a flat PR for an entire site?

What no-one has asked - so I will - is what advantage do you think it will give you?

DerekH

martinibuster

Msg#: 16971 posted 4:19 pm on Sep 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

Marcia is right. I've had a flat five PR on occasion.

As I see it, to have a flat 5 PR is when your home page is a high five, right on the cusp of a six, AND you have some inbound deep links circulating within your inner pages.

The advantage is the same advantage that higher PR usually confers: If you had a choice, would you want your site's inner pages to be a 4 or a 5?

doc_z

Msg#: 16971 posted 4:29 pm on Sep 16, 2003 (gmt 0)

DerekH,

in general there is no advantage of a flat distribution. It depends on the site: If you want to optimize PR for a few pages of a large site, I would chose a hierarchical structure. However, if you have a large number of important content pages, I would chose a flat structure. The total PR of the site (i.e. the sum of all pages) is always the same.

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