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I'm noticing this even in a site structure where every page is linked to every other page.
index.html = PR 6
/ = PR 5
// = PR 4
/// = PR 3
and so on.
If this is the case across the board, it might be a better idea to keep everything in the root directory.
But you would see the same thing with pages five levels deep if you linked directly to them from the home page.
WebGuerrilla said what I was about to say, and said it better. -1 point from the root is just a rule of thumb.
As I understand it now, PR simply diminishes on pages with less connections,somewhat like a rhizome.
So the way to raise it would be to either:
* increase the amount of local content linked to pages of lesser PR (presuming you can increase PR by growing a site);
* increasing inbound links
My oh my steve my namesake; things all equal was the Q
So the guy has mysite.com/thing/double-thing/another/thing/moresuff.html
I link to this page from my PR8 page, you telling me his home page would be pr7?..the actual page I linked to would more than likely be a pr7..but not the home page
I personally try to keep every page within 1-2 clicks of the home page. If you have a large site this becomes impossible, because of usability issues. However, if carefully planned can be very effective.
Yes, thus my answer. Directory structure has nothing to do with PR. Zero.
"So the guy has mysite.com/thing/double-thing/another/thing/moresuff.html
I link to this page from my PR8 page, you telling me his home page would be pr7?"
? Of course not. Where does that come from?
"the actual page I linked to would more than likely be a pr7..but not the home page"
? I don't think you are understanding the thread.
Just read WebGuerrilla's message #5.
Directory structure effects PR as much as page color. Not all all, zip, nada. PR is just about linking.