internetheaven - 6:19 pm on Mar 12, 2010 (gmt 0)
No offense meant, tedster, but how does that help a discussion on whether "Pagerank" itself is relevant or defining what Pagerank is?
The problem I see is that people think that Pagerank exists on it's own as a ranking factor i.e. Google assigns a number and then uses that number to affect ranking. Pagerank is based on the number and quality of the number and quality of inbound links. (That wasn't accidental repetition!) "Pagerank" is just a short name for a lengthy inbound linking quality algorithm.
The fact that such is in "Bucket 2" I think is generally accepted by most people posting.
What do you think Pagerank is? That clarification is what is needed to decide whether it is relevant, not whether the anchor text of a link is used differently from the quality of the link.