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They're prestigious, but how many sites really link to the Nobel Prize homepage? I've NEVER seen a link to them or any reference to their website. Do you suppose Google simply assigned them a 10 because they're the ultimate "authority"?
Not only are there the links to the home page, but think about the links to the pages for each individual prize. Actually instead of thinking about it, check the actual backlinks on many of those internal pages. I don't know of many sites that have so many external links to so many of their deep pages.
As we all know, Yahoo shows 642,000 links. Adobe has got over 100,000. ZDNet (PR9) has 95,000. The BBC (PR9) has 224,000.
Look at my new thread:
"Page Rank for Dummies"
I've selected a URL that has a page rank of 6, and that
has 38 links - I think's that's managable for a real example of how page rank is calculated.
I'm really tired of the same questions, and no proper answers. So the goal of the "Page Rank for Dummies" thread is to post the real example of how it's calculated based on EVERYONES's current understanding.
So go read, and make corrections to the Step method.
I only have step 1, and we can't even agree on that!
Everyone who has won a prize will likely have a link to their page on the list. Most of their employers will to. A lot of universities consider it to be a brag point how many nobel laureates they employ.
The employers of such people are organizations like MIT, CalTech, UC Berkeley, Stanford, National labs, Research hospitals. That is just the science prizes.
Then we start talking about things like the Nobel Peace prize winners. These are the people that are in the history books. How many Mother Theresa pages do you think will link to her Nobel page? Her Nobel Autobiography? Her speech? How high do you think the PR of those sites might get?
Go to the Jimmy Carter lecture page [nobel.se...] for his 2002 peace prize. The speach was on Dec 10, so there was less than one month for links to go up to it before the crawl for the current update.
Look at the backlinks, and look at the PR of those 74. There are a bunch of external PR6 and even a couple of PR8 in there. How many more links so you expect to show up over the next few years?
These are the people that history books are written about, and when people write pages about them there is a good chance that they will link to the pages for their prizes.
Trust me, they do have the high powered links that it takes to get that PR10. There is no reason for Google to cheat on this.
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looks like a hand tweak, and personally I have no problem with that, as long as they dont start selling PR.
Dig down and look at the *external* backlinks to many of their internal pages. They have a lot of high PR links, and I mean a LOT.
This is the perfect example of a site where most of the PR comes in through deep links.
There is no need for a site to have a PR10 external link to get a PR10. If you think that you need to go back and read the PageRank documents again. I would guess that they have dozens of PR9 links, hundreds of PR8, and thousands of PR7. They don't need a PR10.
joined:June 28, 2002
I was referring to home page, not internal pages.
and if I could read, you seriously think I would spend time hanging around this place!
Take a look at the link I posted. It shows SITES linking to SITES.
Nobel is just a whisker short of 10,000 and the BBC just over 40,000.
I would bet my bottom dollar that the pages linking to Nobel are much higher in pagerank than the ones linking to the BBC. Think of all those EDUs, ORGs, and GOVs!
In addition most pages will link to the BBC home page, where as BigDave points out, Nobel will receive more links targeted at internal pages, so the pagerank will come in and get directed back to the home page.
In that case their home page does have several PR10 pages linking to it. The internal PR10 pages.
You can always try this game, We can pick a major university, the first one I tried was UC Berkeley, and do a site search for the word nobel "site:berkeley.edu nobel" and see how many links to nobel there are. Then do the same thing with MIT, major hospitals, and the national labs.
They point to internal pages that then point to the home page. no tweaking necessary.