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The site is very much 'white hat', no e-commerce, just information only. It is an established site, using an establshed domain, but has undergone a redesign about 3 months ago. Even so, the incoming links all go to the domain, www.[ domain name ].co.uk, rather than a potentally redundant page.
Despite this, the pagerank is 0 and the Google toolbar says that there are no backward links to the domain! I was going to check the links to see if there were any which would cause a problem of this kind.
Any ideas as to why this seemingly 'respectable' site has a 0 Pagerank and is showing no backward links in Google whatsoever?
[edited by: ciml at 10:18 am (utc) on Mar. 22, 2005]
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have you checked
was the homepage another page before the redesign?
google hasn't updated pagerank in a few months has it, it may be that it just hasn't been calculated yet?
They say that toolbar pr and real pr are different don't they? is the domain still getting visits?
[edited by: lawman at 12:03 am (utc) on Mar. 24, 2005]
The domain and the home page are all fine and available via the browser.
As far as I know, the home page was always 'index.asp', so I don't think the index was ever a different suffix or format.
Good point on the logs - I have a look and also to check the robots.txt.
The main mystery are the number and quality of inbound links. They are the sort of quantity/quality that most sites would give their right arm for, yet this site has them and they are nowhere in Google - either SERPS or Pagerank...
Consider this my thread hop to this one.
What is the backlink status in yahoo? Y's backlink check is less filtered and will give you a better point of reference. If all your backlinks in G are from very good sources G might be filtering them purposefully from view. Just some theories that have been floated around here. Regardless, Y is a truer picture of your backlinks.
Also, is your domain.co.uk redirecting to you your www.domain.co.uk? If not you might be having some issues with PR dispersement between the two domains (assuming both are the same content).