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Higher Google page rank - more visitors?

When PR goes up, do you get more visitors?

6:51 am on Jul 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Hi all,
Iím lost. As a beginner in web publishing I always thought that getting a good Google page rank is very important for my site. I though that a higher pager rank will bring me more visitors. Is it true?
Hereís my story. About 6 months ago I started my first blog. Now it has PR2 on the main page and Iím getting about 1000 unique visitors a day. About 2 months ago I started a new blog and Iím getting about 200 unuques/day at this time. About 7 days ago I noticed that the main page on my new blog has PR4 and some other pages PR3. Not too bad for 2 months. But I didnít notice any increase in traffic. Should I see any increase as my PR goes up?
Iím trying to figure out if PR is so important and if there is any relationship between the page rank and the traffic. Iíve searched for websites that has a good PR and have site meter installed on it. I found a site that has PR6 and only 300uniques/day, another site with PR7 has only 900uniques/day. On the other hand, one famous blog with PR7 attracts 160000 unique visitors a day.

Do you know the answer?

3:36 pm on July 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld.

No, higher PageRank, on its own, does not equate to more visitors.

Forget PageRank and concentrate on your creating quality content.


3:42 pm on July 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Yeah, what Engine said.

As you've seen, theres no direct relationship between PR and amount of traffic. The amount of visitors will vary depending on how many people are searching for your keywords, how high up in the search engine rankings you are, how sticky your site is, and lots of other things.

4:13 pm on July 17, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Everything else being equal, higher PR should add up to more visitors. The probem you are facing is that "everything else" is never equal.
1:39 am on July 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Thankís guys,
Iíll forget about my PR for a while.
I would prefer to have PR0 and 5000 visitors a day, than PR5 and 500 visitors a day. :)
Weíll see.
2:01 pm on July 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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In theory, higher PR will encourage Google to do a deeper crawl and index more pages, resulting sometimes in higher traffic, depending on how those indexed pages rank and what keywords they're pulling in.

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