| 5:15 am on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
check their robots.txt
# No robot will spider the domain
| 5:22 am on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
same as overture.
| 5:24 am on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
In the UK it redirects and I see pr6
| 10:55 am on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
The robots.txt prevents Google from spidering and indexing the domain. Therefore, this page/domain is a dead end and PR is not passed. However, this page can receive PR (and it would be shown in the toolbar), i.e. this isn't the answer.
| 12:04 pm on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Until (very?) recently, the domain they used was hotbot.lycos.com. You might want to check if that one still has a better PR.
| 3:02 pm on Jul 3, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Yeah, it redirects me to and I see pr6, but I am not in the UK (I am in the good all USA).
| 12:53 pm on Jul 5, 2004 (gmt 0)|
LOL, the robots.txt is only in the .com and only on www.
Quite a few old pages still hanhing around:
| 12:06 pm on Jul 7, 2004 (gmt 0)|
Just a note, it doesn't give you a PR0, it gives you a no ranking signal (a grey-bar) which might apply to the robots.txt theory.
| 1:21 pm on Jul 7, 2004 (gmt 0)|
The robots.txt file is mostly irrelevant to the PageRank calculation, btw. PageRank is derived from factors external to the page.