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New pure flash site started a PR4
Is this for real?
brickwall

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27803 posted 3:31 pm on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

My brother-in-law is an artist. Web artist that is. He just finished his pure Flash site about a month and a half ago and it looks awesome. Since his area of expertise is in design, he never considers SEO nor does he do any link chasing at all. When his site went live, it had PR0. A few days ago, when I checked back I found it at PR4. I looked at his inbound links, there were 8 of them, mostly from art and design blogs.

My question is, is this normal? I mean, pure Flash, no SEO, very few inbounds, yet PR4 in matter of just over a month?

Or is this temporary, and bound to go down?

 

mwack

5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27803 posted 3:35 pm on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

If the links were of high PR and/or had few outbound links on the page, then yes, it's certainly possible.

Just remember, any site can get PR. PR doesn't mean you're going to rank well in the SE's, though.

moltar

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Msg#: 27803 posted 3:36 pm on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Well, PR has little (if nothing) to do with on page content. PR is passed on from other pages that have PR. If, out of those 8 links, a few of them have PR5, you can easily get PR4 page.

I have an empty domain with "coming soon..." message that has PR6 already How do you explain that? ;)

[edited by: moltar at 3:37 pm (utc) on Feb. 2, 2005]

trillianjedi

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Msg#: 27803 posted 3:37 pm on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

PR is purely a calculation based on inbound links - nothing else. It doesn't matter whether the page is Flash based, or even a blank page.

TJ

Moltar beat me to it, but I would add:-

If, out of those 8 links, a few of them have PR5, you can easily get PR4 page.

1 decent PR5 link would do it on it's own....

brickwall

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27803 posted 3:53 pm on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ok, I think I get it now. PR doesn't have anything to do with on-page content. High PR <> high rankings.

But where does the points for good on-page content/structure go?

Marshall Clark

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Msg#: 27803 posted 6:34 pm on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

"But where does the points for good on-page content/structure go?"

In the case of the Flash site - they go nowhere.

From a spider perspective his site is essentially one giant JPG. While he may get some decent PR accumulated from the blog links they won't do much for him if the content on the receiving pages can't be indexed.

the_nerd

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 27803 posted 7:59 pm on Feb 2, 2005 (gmt 0)

In the case of the Flash site - they go nowhere.

Maybe your friend should wait for another 6 months until he gets another 50 incoming links, then put up a real website (homepage name stays the same of course) that has a link to the flash stuff. This way he could get ranked and still show off his design capabilities.

But chances are designers prefer 100% flash in a pop-up window ...

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