Msg#: 31561 posted 8:57 am on Oct 10, 2005 (gmt 0)
Sorry i m not very clear about the concept of Page Rank. But according to what i know is that i have couple of links from PR3 and PR5 websites. But my ranking is not getting better or worst.My traffic is unaffected.Everything is Unaffected. So i m feeling there is no use of having links from PR3 or PR5 websites. M i right? (probably wrong!)
Msg#: 31561 posted 4:37 pm on Oct 10, 2005 (gmt 0)
There is often a confusion here. Yes, your "page's ranking" on any given search is determined by many factors -- but PageRank or PR is one (and just one) of these factors.
PageRank is a specific and formally defined number that is calculated from the quantity of inbound links, the PageRank of the linking pages, and how many links are on each of the linking pages. Since the PR of any page involves the PR of the linking pages, this is a recursive calculation that needs to keep "looping" until the number approaches a limit -- and there is an additional factor in the PR definition called the "damping factor" to make sire that the recursive calculation doesn't take off for infitnity.
Nothing else goes into the PageRank (PR) number itself, although how any give page will be ranked on a particular search obviously uses many more factors, including the possibility of those javaboy mentioned.
Msg#: 31561 posted 5:43 pm on Oct 10, 2005 (gmt 0)
Yes, it's outdated, obviously. To make SEO harder, toolbar shows outdated PR value, instead of current one, that's why recently added pages have PR0 for months, even if they rank well.
The most important factor in backlinks is the anchor text, so if you added 200 links with proper (keyword-rich) anchor text, they help more that 300 links from high PR page but not related anchor text.
But PR still is important, but the ideal is to have both PR and good anchor text. It took me a few weeks to got #1 in phrase with 172000 results with just two PR4 links, both with anchor text containing the phrase.