Andy_Langton - 11:41 pm on Mar 16, 2013 (gmt 0)
if pagerank was implemented then w3c would dominate every result they worded, which they do not
That would scarcely be the case if Google were to blindly implement the original PageRank calculations [infolab.stanford.edu].
I guess I don't really understand what you're getting at. Here's a snippet from the very original paper:
For most popular subjects, a simple text matching search that is restricted to web page titles performs admirably when PageRank prioritizes the results
Of course, that was the basis of most SEO back in the "olden days" ;) But I imagine there are few who believe Google has rested on their laurels since then and use the same criteria, or that the web itself is the same as it was then.
But what you're saying appears to me the equivalent of saying that web page titles are also nonsense and should be ignored. Of course, the criteria are more complex than ever, and pagerank as a crude calculation would be a mistake to view as the sole or most important criteria for search engines or site owners to pay attention to.
Unless you're saying the principle of influencing ranking based on citations is not something Google use, I'm not really sure what you are saying.