Msg#: 3721506 posted 11:13 am on Aug 13, 2008 (gmt 0)
You're making some assumptions here that all of what you read is true. This whole concept of losing or bleeding PageRank is a bit strange. It's like a mathematical trick, based on the original PageRank paper, that may be true theoretically, but it's quite hard to see in practice.
The original PageRank formula is not what Google uses these days, though they haven't shared specific details about the changes. It's possible that the changes addressed this bleeding effect, since it doesn't make miuch sense to hurt a website for linking out.