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Confused about Page Rank
ann9787




msg:3405933
 4:04 am on Jul 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

My site shows up consistently in the #2 organic search results for the top relevant keywords, however, I only have a PR of "2". Since I show up so high up in the search results for my keywords, does it really matter what my PR is? I thought your PR would improve the higher up you appear in the search engine results...... Any insight?

 

new_seo




msg:3405946
 4:23 am on Jul 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

Page Rank don't have any relation with SERP.Don't think about PR,think about the promotional part of your site.
According to me that green bar is simply useless.

jdMorgan




msg:3405964
 4:53 am on Jul 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

What you're seeing is "Google Toolbar PR," often called TBPR for short. It is neither an accurate indication of your true Google Page Rank, nor is it timely.

For one thing, the 'real' PR of the entire Web adds up to 1.00 to avoid the need for renormalization as the Web expands. The toolbar PR is related to the actual PR by a logarithmic function known only to Google. The toolbar PR is updated infrequently, and usually reflects your TBPR of several months ago.

Regardless, Page Rank is only one of several hundred ranking factors used to determine your page's position in the SERPs. A simple way to look at it might be, "It makes a difference if all of the other ranking factors are equal."

But I'll take the middle ground here, and say that PR is neither unimportant, nor all-important. The PR you need to out-rank your competition depends on many other factors, including (obviously) how much competition you have in your keyword sector. You will find that sites with high PR tend to over-emphasize its importance, and sites with little or no PR tend to minimize it -- a case of ascribing success to only the most visible factor in the first case, and possibly just sour grapes in the latter.

Jim

new_seo




msg:3406008
 6:10 am on Jul 27, 2007 (gmt 0)

"It makes a difference if all of the other ranking factors are equal."

Ya,that's true.I should mention about this in my post.

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