Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from

Forum Moderators: Robert Charlton & goodroi

Message Too Old, No Replies

Chicken or Egg Question

Will New PageRank Affect Traffic?

2:38 pm on Apr 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Jan 7, 2005
votes: 0

I had three sites go from a 0 to a 5, one from 4 to 5 and another from a 5 to a 6.

But I'm unclear on the expected effect -- if any -- from this.

Will going up in rank increase the traffic I get? Or is the increase in pagerank simply a mirror of the increased traffic I've been getting because of new links (and thus, I've already seen the increase)?


8:00 pm on Apr 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 12, 2004
votes: 0

I believe the general consensus would be that you have already seen the increase in traffic.

The PR that you see on your toolbar is not necessarily the same as the PR that is used in Googles search results, and if it is, it is most likely old PR, not current.

9:10 pm on Apr 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

10+ Year Member

joined:June 22, 2004
votes: 0

Another way of looking at it IMHO is that the higher page rank will move you up the serps, thus as a general rule will push/generate higher traffic.
9:31 pm on Apr 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:July 25, 2003
votes: 0

Personally, I think PR only gives you bragging rights.

I have noticed that I am seeing much different SERP's when I visit google.co.uk but the USA IP's are pretty much the same. In the past, the co.uk SERP's were dead on with the USA's IP's or very close to them.

I am wondering if the co.uk SERP's are going to move to the USA over the weekend.


Join The Conversation

Moderators and Top Contributors

Hot Threads This Week

Featured Threads

Free SEO Tools

Hire Expert Members