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PR3 from no where

     
4:41 pm on Apr 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I was just helping a colleague with the concepts of PR, backward links and cached pages. He pointed out a weird situation to me. He has a main site and a subdomain of that site, set up very recently (just a few weeks old).

The main site is cached and has a PR0, since it hasn't got any incoming links yet. The subdomain, which also doesn't have any incoming links already has a real PR3.

I have searched for any pages that contain the subdomain (none), checked that the page is cached properly (it is).

The only possible explanation that I can think of is that there has been a link to the page that was spidered in the main crawl, and thus used for PR calculation, and that the page has since been dropped by Freshbot. However, this seems a little unlikely.

Any other ideas about how to generate a PR3 apparently from nothing?

9:42 pm on Apr 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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My domain was PR3 to start with also. I think google gives you that to start with.

Anyone know for sure?

8:01 am on Apr 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Xylem:

New sites start with a PR of 0.
Any value shown on the toolbar is an initial guess.
The real value will show up after the first crawl and subsequent update.
Get a few external links if you want higher PR.

11:49 am on Apr 25, 2003 (gmt 0)

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does the main site point to the subdomain?