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If a site I have traded links with has a PR of 7 on their index.html but the link page they have has a PR of 6 or 5 and my site has a PR of 4 this should help my PR.
However, if the main page has a PR of 5 but the link page has a lower PR than 4, it probably won't do me much good.
Thanks in advance,
I mostly agree with your conclusions.
However, my experience is that having many links from relevant sites that have less than 4PR can still help your site.
Recenlty I took about 25 new sites with no PR's and linked them all to each other, and they all ended up with PR's of 5.
So any of the above scenarios would be ok.
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> However, if the main page has a PR of 5 but the link page has a lower PR than 4, it probably won't do me much good.
PR gets added, so unless you incur a penalty every bit counts. A lot of links from low PR pages will, over time, add up.
The PR you receive from a page is (roughly) that page's PR divided by the number of links on that page. You may want to read a more detailed explanation of PR at [url snip] This is an excellent article, on its first page you will find a link to its author's equally good article on the Google Dance.
There is very much more than PR to optimizing a site for Google, read Brett's classic post at [webmasterworld.com...]
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