This may seem like a stupid question but I thought I had seen a previous post where someone had discovered that the page rank displayed for a particular site was fake--that the webmaster somehow was able to manipulate what was shown in the toolbar (maybe through a redirect or something). If this is possible, how can I detect that it is happening?
I recently posted about a directory that uses frames. The frameset consists of the entire page so you can't easily tell its using frames. That way, each page you visit has the same pr 7 as the home page from the toolbar's point of view. In this case you can right click on the page and hit properties to find the page's url (rather than that of the frameset). Cut and paste it into your address bar and see the page's rank.