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Google ranking, I am confused
mamainmichigan

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Msg#: 23388 posted 12:26 pm on Apr 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Okay I have read a lot on google ranking but I am still a little confused. Is your PR ranking of your internal pages based on your PR ranking of you main home page? Another question do links within your own site in between your pages help your PR ranking or just links from other sites? Also when linking to other sites should you look at the ranking of the page your link will be found on or the PR ranking of their main page? I have some pages that are ranked a two or a three that do not have any links to them other than from my main page so I am confused a little. Not that a three is that great but I am trying to figure out how they get ranked and why they would be a three if they don't have many links to them. I have other pages that are a 1 so I can't figure out why some are a one and others are a three. Thanks for all your help.

 

Netizen

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Msg#: 23388 posted 7:16 pm on Apr 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Okay I have read a lot on google ranking but I am still a little confused. Is your PR ranking of your internal pages based on your PR ranking of you main home page?

The PR of any single page is based on the pages that link to that page, it is not based on the PR of the website.

Another question do links within your own site in between your pages help your PR ranking or just links from other sites?

All links help - it's a democracy amongst web pages as far as Google goes so each "vote" from a linking page counts whether it is from the same site or not.

GoogleGuy

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Msg#: 23388 posted 8:44 pm on Apr 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi, mamainmichigan. Welcome to WebmasterWorld! Netizen gave a good explanation. The other thing that you should know is that we see a lot more links than we report externally. So even if it appears that a page doesn't have a lot of links, it can definitely have links that we see and that we count in scoring.

If you can find the original PageRank papers, they were all on a single-page level--a whole site or domain didn't have a PageRank--and every link could potentially help. I think the original PageRank papers also didn't distinguish between an internal link and an external link. Finally, I'd recommend choosing who to link to based on whether the site is good or not. If you think a site can be good for your users to know about, I'd link to that site. If on the other hand a site just looks like a cookie-cutter site with little or no value to a regular user, then I'd probably skip on it.

best wishes,
GoogleGuy

mamainmichigan

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Msg#: 23388 posted 9:07 pm on Apr 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Thank you so much for your help. I have been linking mostly to sites that I like and that I think my members will like. This board is fantastic. I really love it here. I still have a lot to learn. Thanks so much for answering so quickly. I really appreciate it.

Patty

recksul

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Msg#: 23388 posted 9:19 pm on Apr 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

All this talk of PR3, PR6, etc has me confused. Where exactly do you find out what the PR is for your site?

IONWeb

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Msg#: 23388 posted 9:24 pm on Apr 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Where exactly do you find out what the PR is for your site?

Download the google toolbar [toolbar.google.com...]
The toolbar has a PageRank window that displays what everyone is talking about.

Netizen

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Msg#: 23388 posted 9:27 pm on Apr 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

GoogleGuy - thanks for the vote of confidence! By explicitly referencing the original papers are you implying this might not be the case at the Googleplex any more?

As for finding out the PR of a web page,recksul, you need to install the Google toolbar [toolbar.google.com]

seo2004wow

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Msg#: 23388 posted 10:05 pm on Apr 16, 2004 (gmt 0)

Hi Netizen

I think GoogleBuy is saying that the old paper on PR is still of value today. Thats what it sounds like to me.

I do believe but don't have anything to back up my feelings, is that PR as not changed much (the basic maths), but G add new content ranking - cut out img tags and include a href text into the mix and so on.

And I do believe the LocalRank as alot to do with it.

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