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3 Bands of PageRank?

0, 1-5, 5-10. What do you think?

5:03 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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A webmaster told me that today:

"Page rank is dead and there are really only three bands anyway: 0, 1-5 and

I'd like to hear your opinions about it, since I can't belive it.

5:43 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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It seems a nonsense claim.what does it mean from 1 to 5 or from 5 to 10!?

Page rank is Page rank:It covers all the mathematic values on a scale from 1 to 10 esthabilished upon the base of a logarithmic (or similar) criteria.

6:22 pm on May 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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besides, everyone knows there's really 9 bands, and that these are divided thusly:

a 0.000 - 0.999
b 1.000 - 3.999
c 4.000 - 5.999
d 6.000 - 7.239
e 7.240 - 8.999
f 9.000 - 10.600
g Google.com

(iffin' ya weren't certain, I am jus' funnin')

7:56 pm on May 24, 2005 (gmt 0)

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That webmaster was wrong dont listen to what he is telling you. The idea of PR is still what Google is based on there are many other factors and the PR bar is very unreliable but when it comes down to it PR is just a representation of link popularity and having sites link to yours helps. It is as simple as that PR lives just dont confuse it with visual PR.
12:18 am on May 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Is PR Bar so much unreliable that it may show 3 today and 6 tomorrow for the same page? There is what's happening to my webpages: the homepage dropped from 5 to 4 upon the last update, PR of some of my second level pages (50 in total) soared from N/A to 6(!), yesterday I have made some changes to some key pages removing there links to those 6 PR pages and today 6 PRs turned 2 & 3 whereas the pages that underwent actual chanege turned 3 from 1. Well, I have put those links back today (a long vertical menu of links, a common thing, usually at left side, in the upper part HTML code-wise) and within half of an hour the pages jumped up to 6 and those that had been changed (having inserted links back) dropped from 3 to 1. I'm pretty sure that if I do the same manipulations all around again, I observe the same PR sparkling thing. Anybody has any idea what all these might mean?

Is the blue "i" beside the PR bar just a nonsense thing or it still reflects some hidden trues? Point is, that most of my "sparkling" pages doesn't appear to be in Google's cache trusting this query. However, they do exist in the cache - many other means to validate.

So, I'm wondering what all this is about? Is there any sense in all these?

1:12 am on May 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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2 questions:

1. did Google update page rank at 22-23 may?
2. my homepage was dropped from google last 2 months (i.e. searching in google "www.domain.com" give me no result), but it still had PR5 (subpages was PR)
yesterday i check that, my homepage PR become PR 4 (subpages still PR4) and my homepage isn't still in google with "www.domain.com" search

what can it mean?
a) G drop my PR and in next update will drop PR of my subpages to PR3
b) G haven't my homepage in his database and after 3-4 days ago he index it, he think that it's one of my subpages and give it PR4 (as other my subpages)

btw, on all my articles i put small script, which make a link "PRINT Version". when u click on this link, open a new page with print version.

2-3 months this page [domain.com/print-version.php] have [b]PR7[b]

any idea?
what it can be? after hitjacking, all my ky-s don't work and google have only 571 cached papes (before 10-20K).

thank you

8:59 am on May 25, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I think, in practice, there is an element of truth in this theory. Exactly where you would place the boundaries of the bands is difficult to say, and probably depends on how much competition there is in a given field. For instance I would place the middle boundary mark on 4 for non-competitive searches and 6 for competitive searches.