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Will fresh content boost PR?

   
2:25 pm on Jul 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I integrated 1000 pages into a site with PR 4 and these fresh pages are at PR 0 since 6 weeks.
I am wondering if I should continue to incorporate fresh content each day, or if that is not worth while in that situation described - ore contraproductive?

It was told, that the Google spider
- is visiting more often the site when he finds fresh contetn
- will increase PR

Is that still true?
Thanks, Maggy

5:54 pm on Jul 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Fresh content does not boost PR.

Fresh content does, however, attract the Googlebot more often to the page that has the fresh content. If that page then links to the new pages, that can alert Googlebot more quickly to the existence of the new pages.

Overall, though, you will be diluting the PR from the existing pages to the new ones. If those new ones are valuable, that can be good. If they are junk fillers simply to attract Google more often to your site, well, it won't have the desired effect and will hurt your existing pages.

This all assumes you have links to the new pages since that's how Googlebot finds them in the first place. First thing you need to do is check the logs to see if Googlebot has visited.

5:54 pm on Jul 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Fresh content does not boost PR.

Fresh content does, however, attract the Googlebot more often to the page that has the fresh content. If that page then links to the new pages, that can alert Googlebot more quickly to the existence of the new pages.

Overall, though, you will be diluting the PR from the existing pages to the new ones. If those new ones are valuable, that can be good. If they are junk fillers simply to attract Google more often to your site, well, it won't have the desired effect and will hurt your existing pages.

This all assumes you have links to the new pages since that's how Googlebot finds them in the first place. First thing you need to do is check the logs to see if Googlebot has visited.

8:43 pm on Jul 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Fresh content does, however, attract the Googlebot more often to the page that has the fresh content

I think the OP actually means NEW PAGES rather than FRESH CONTENT
9:04 pm on Jul 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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It can boost PR if the deeper pages acheive a PR ranking of their own and they, in turn, link back to the home page.
9:16 pm on Jul 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

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No offense to Maggie--her content may be the exceptionóbut what are we to make of these complaints that Google isn't giving good PageRank to websites with thousands of new pages? A singer complains that radio stations aren't giving airplay to his 1,000 new songs. A poet complains he can't find a publsiher for the 1,000 poems he wrote last week.

It strikes me that, all thing being equal, when 1,000 pages appear out of nowhere, they are junk. If Google realizes this, good.