I am lost when it comes to pagerank. I have a 700 plus page site that I won't hyperlink here. I came across an article on my site with no backlinks, just linked to by my own pages - and only 2 at that. One is pr 3 and the other is pr2. Well - this article has a pr that matches my homepage! PR5 - and I don't get it. My homepage doesn't even link to this article? But there has to be some mathematical answer that may just help a lot of people understand pr.
Pagerank is turning out to be really impossible to understand. If my homepage is pr 5, and then the page that links to it is pr 3 - then how is this article a pr5? I'm hoping someone here can crack this cause I have 400 articles on the site and pr is consistent in them all - this just stands out like a thumb. Most of my articles are pr 4,3 and 2 - but are all linked to by stronger pr 5 pages. This is not! This is where the articles is - just an article - www.example.com/blue-widget.htm.
It is only linked to from this pr 3 page - www.example.com/fuzzy-green-widget.htm -which is linked to on my homepage - so - it is 3 removed from homepage that is pr5. That's the mystery. I just know someone here can crack this cause I want to badly.
[edited by: ciml at 10:08 am (utc) on Feb. 5, 2005] [edit reason] Examplified [/edit]