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What to Do with Grey-Barred Pages?

3:58 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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My question pertains to new content that never seems to get a pagerank (at least according to the toolbar). This question is not about pages with pagerank then suddenly turns grey barred, but new pages.

I have this antiquated site (think Frontpage 2003). I have resisted bringing it to the 21st century because it works so well with Adsense (too scared with messing with something that works), though I have updated sections of the site (e.g. moved the blog to Wordpress)

For this site, we have an average of 80 pages per month (static site; excludes sections on Wordpress). All of them linked from one page - the month's archives.

My questions are:

1. How does a page get a pagerank?

What I can't understand is how can some pages get a pagerank soon, while others can never get any pagerank? I have pages with 50+ tweets but still grey barred while some have 0 tweets yet gets white barred a month or so?

2. What do you do to a page is perpetually grey barred?

These are good content. Some have been tweeted, some none. I sometimes link them to their topic categories to increase internal links.

What do you do with content that never seems to get pagerank -- and traffic? Most of these pages that gets grey barred hardly get any traffic.

Do you abandon them?
Do you repurpose them?
Do you put more links on them?
4:09 pm on Feb 23, 2011 (gmt 0)

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1. The PR of a page it's calculated (I think) by the average of PR from all the pages that link to your page.

Hopefully you understand that from my lame English.

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