I have a site that I am NOT advertising and have NOT ever advertised. I had the domain registered for months but last week I finished my site and currently was in the process of optimizing my website for preparation of search engine advertising. Today, I noticed a unsual jolt in my pagerank. Early today, (this morning) I had a pagerank of 0, right now currently I have a pagerank of 3. I remind you this site has not been advertised until yesterday.
The only thing I could think of is that I signed up for a livejournal account yesterday, and used my site in the signature.
I see in my logs that livejournal was a referrer and I notice that YahooSlurp! (Inktomi) has crawled my site today, but Googlebot is no where to be found, and this PageRank is Google's. Is any of this possible? Or is this a known or common fluke?