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So yes it is more likely that a link from your site to an exiting PRO site will result in a PRO to your page and quite possibly to your site.
Recommend if you want to limit PR risk develop a new page with only inbound links from the rest of your site (no other outlink links to any of your other pages) and test results first.
Since PageRank is given to pages the effects would only be apparent to the new page and not the rest of your web site.
Then just delete the page if PR0 is transferred.
Sites that you decide to link to may well be open to improvement.
A suggestion of improvement (or maybe for a little fee) provides dividends in more ways than one!
What if the cause of PR0 was removed... what would your return be then?
Many PR0 sites could actually be a goldmine for you if rectified!
A thought anyway!
That's "no page ranking," as opposed to PR0, which is a ranking of zero. To the best of my knowledge, PRO is only given as a penalty.
If not, the whole web would be PR0 pretty soon. I had a site go PR0 that had hundreds of external links. If each of those sites went PR0, all of the sites that linked to THEM - tens of thousands? - would go PR0, and so on. PR0 may be a virus of sorts, but infection may take more than a single exposure.
If you are meaning when the toolbar is white, as I believe you are....
It's possible to have a natural PR0 (im sure you already know)...where the site has a PR2 for example...and pages 2 folders deep are PR0..i.e. they are not penalised, just their PR ranking is horribly poor
Since PageRank is given to pages the effects would only be apparent to the new page and not the rest of the web site.
Then delete the page if PR0 is transferred and if I still want the linkage I start discussing the problem with the owner.