KaloVast - 4:09 am on Apr 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
When I'm sort of casing a website to determine whether or not it has value, the first thing I look at is the Page Rank. Some tool bars display that as their icon, others have it as the first factor in their range. They do this because it's the single most recognizable, measurable form of rating a website. Notice I didn't say it's the only measurable form of rating a website? Yeah, because it's not. It's one factor.
Don't get all bent out of shape because some moron is turning down your website because that particular page has a less-than-satisfactory Page Rank. #*$! cares? I agree with MartiniBuster because those people who are turning your site down most likely are making loads of other mistakes that ultimately result in their website sucking.
My site has a page rank of 0, gets 15 visitors per day if i'm lucky but the bounce rate is about 3% and the average time on page is over five minutes. Quality over quantity? Haha