smithaa02 - 6:11 pm on Nov 11, 2011 (gmt 0)
So if only links that google trusts count...wonder how this affects the original pagerank formula.
Say a page has 500 juice points and 100 links. Only 50 are deemed trust worthy by google (they appear above the fold/outside of the boilerplate/have organic context/whatever...).
Before trust would factor in, each link would pass 5 juice points per link. If trust halves the total...then does do the remaining links pass 10 points each...or just 5 as that extra 50 page juice is passed into a black hole (kind of like no-follow)?
Don't know if google throws page juice away though...because Larry Page has indicated that page rank is merely the probability that a random walk (or link navigation) through the web results in somebody clicking your page...which to me sounds like they can't throw page rank away...so if untrustworthy links aren't getting this page juice, what is?