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My homepage is PR3, and other pages are PR4-6?

Can anyone explain how this is possible?

     
6:33 pm on Apr 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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After the recent PR update, my homepage is still a PR 3/4 and ALL of my other pages are PR 4-6.

The first thing I notice is if I access mydomain.com it is a PR 3. If I go to mydomain.com/index.html it is PR4. What's up with that?

Also, every page of my site links to every other page on the site (it's a relatively small site) and 99% of my incoming links are to my home page, so how can my home page have a lower PR than most/all of my other pages?

Oh and one more question. In terms of passing pagerank within my site, does it matter if I use relative URLs such as /whatever.html in the link or is it always better to use the full mydomain.com/whatever.html in links?

5:27 pm on Apr 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Its a PR5 at the directory and a PR5 home page?

You have now lost me.

I thought the point you were claiming was that the directory shows an average PR of the whole site in question(The sites PR) where as the website itself may show different lower or higher PR for each page.

Our website homepage has PR5 yet sits towards the top of the PR6s in the directory above 8 other PR6 and under about 4 PR6 prior to the PR7s.

7:02 pm on Apr 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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[edited by: specter at 7:05 pm (utc) on April 29, 2005]

7:03 pm on Apr 29, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The web site I was referred shows to me a PR 3 in Directory and a PR 5 on home page.

You can try also this (random chosen, as for the previous one):

[directory.google.com...]

A.I. Multimedia web site:PR 2 in Directory and PR 4 on home page...

You can browse an entire Google Directory and surely you'll find some sites with different PR between Directory bar and home page toolbar value.

However,happy to see that at least somebody understood.

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specter, not to be too blunt, but everybody knows that Directory PR and page PR can sometimes display different things. This can occur for several reasons: the scale of the Directory PR is different than the toolbar; they are updated at different times, so obviously they have to sometimes show different PR; linking or www versus redirected non-www issues not worth going into...

Again, at least look at the Directory. Use the examples posted above. They show what you keep claiming is clearly, plainly wrong.

(Besides that, your example is a page that is 40% of a scale 7 bar while 50% of a scale 10 bar, on bars that are rounded down to integers)

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Specter: Still persuaded that I'm wrong?

Specter, I am still NOT persuaded that you are right.

I mean that your observation is obvious but this does not necessarily mean that the directory toolbar is assigned to the site and not to the home page; even if it's different than the toolbar PR of the home page. From my experience, I tend to believe that this strange phenomenon is a new hit of G to new established sites.

Why can you explain the fact that although the PR of the home page of my new-established site is only 3, my site's G directory toolbar is 5, my inner pages PR is 4 or 5 BUT still my HOME page is on the top of the SERPs and not the inner ones?

I think that being so absolute with an opinion is not the best way to proceed with Google :)

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Why can you explain the fact that although the PR of the home page of my new-established site is only 3, my site's G directory toolbar is 5, my inner pages PR is 4 or 5 BUT still my HOME page is on the top of the SERPs and not the inner ones?

Pay attention:Keep in mind that ranking doesn't depend exclusively on PR.Google algo evaluates many parameters in order to attribute the ranking in the SERPs and PR is just one of them...

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This is exactly what I meant specter...

According to the "other" parameters that you mention, my inner pages should be on the top and NOT the home page for the search terms I use!

Anyway, I think that some more analysis is needed on this issue.

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According to the "other" parameters that you mention, my inner pages should be on the top and NOT the home page for the search terms I use!

Upon wich base are you joined to this conclusion?

When I talk about other factors I talk about keyword density and prominence in the tags ,in the anchor texts ,in the body text;inbound/outbound links number and quality,internal links path ,ALT texts and so on.

Are you sure that your inner pages are "fine" as regard the above parameters?

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Hello

can somebody explain this

one of my competitors site (5-6 years old site): have PR5. (and domain.com and www.domain.com)

2 years ago it have Pr7, but last 2 years Pr was decreased and was PR 6 (subpages PR 5).

last 2 months site have PR 5 on main page and PR 4 for subpages.

but the most interesting thing, that i check now ... is that page for "print version" have PR 7? (links are on every page of this site)

can u explain, how print version page (only this) have more PR [pr7] , than main page [pr5]

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