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?