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Faking a PR?

 4:11 pm on Mar 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

I've been baffled with a site that I've come across thats for sale.

The homepage has a PR4 and a quite a few other pages all have PR3.

I've looked at the site there isn't any google or MSN backlinks and only 2 backlinks from internal pages registered with Yahoo.

I've also looked at the site's HTTP headers and that shows no sign of redirect or anything fishy, so there goes the age old redirect PR faking method.

Finally, I've put the site through a couple of PR validation tools, regardless, the site came through clean.

Now, I know PR doesn't represent the quality of the site in any way, however, it does make ads and linking alot easier with humans.

My problem is how the hell did this site get this level of PR without any backlinks, and what troubles me even more is the fact this site is going for less then what I pay for hosting!

If anyone could shed some light that would be greatly appriciated.



 5:05 pm on Mar 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

TBPR is almost invariable many months out of date, perhaps up to 6 months on occasion, depending on the data centre your tool bar is connecting to,


 5:32 pm on Mar 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your suggestion, I don't think that its due to the lag in the Tool bar.

"This is G o o g l e's cache of "website" as retrieved on 6 Mar 2007 13:40:56 GMT"

According to Google the data on the tool bar is 10 days old.

[edited by: Kudos at 5:34 pm (utc) on Mar. 16, 2007]


 5:50 pm on Mar 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

The indicated cache date is unlikely to be related to the TBPR,

Google , thru its reps , has indicated the TBPR is updated perhaps 4 times a year

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