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I am about to embark on a link-building campaign in order to improve the power of three of my URLs. I suspect that this question drastically oversimplifies a complex topic, but I am hoping that someone has a general rule of thumb, like:
'Get 10 links from a PR4 site to increase PR by 1'
I just want to know how to set my goals.
Have pity on me.
Thanks in advance.
Also, lets say a domain name has pagerank 8, and you get your link on a subpage from that domain name. The subpage is lets say, pagerank 2. You will only get the affects of the pagerank 2 page.
Yeah, and to drive that point home, here's an example:
One of my sites that has been #1 for ages is a PR6 with 500 inbounds. One of my distant competitors is also a PR6, but with 8,000+ inbounds, and he's w-a-y down the list in rank.
500 links = PR6
8,000 links = PR6...a wide range to say the least.
Things may change tomorrow, but for now, PR ain't (necessarily) the answer.
However, acquiring more links IS a very worthwhile endeavor.
For new optimisers with existing sites, I think some early emphasis on PR can yeild very good results. The great thing about PR is that it is measureable, fairly preditable and easy to understand. That makes it a great start into seo.
It is smart to understand that although high PR will not automatically lead to high position, a very low PR score will lead to low position in competitive serps.
To answer the original question, assuming all links are treated equally (on average) to increase your PR by one point, you will need to increase your backlinks by 4 to 16 times. Opinions differ as to the notional log base of the toolbar PR scale, however, I think most people agree it is within this range.