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Effect of PR on Business

I think PR does not have directly any impact on Business.

   
12:15 pm on Jun 8, 2007 (gmt 0)

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PR is giving by Google only, but there are so many searchengines like Yahoo, MSN, Altavista etc.
I don't think it has some impact on business.
What is your view about this?
3:35 am on Jun 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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PR is Google's method for rating the power of links, and it's calculated by their own patented method. So the actual PR number belongs only to Google, as you noted.

But if Google shows a high PR number for a URL, that means it has a healthy backlink situation. So in many cases that URL will also have good ranking in other engines. This is not because the other engines use Google's PR formula, but because they also measure backlinks, each in their own way.

3:51 am on Jun 10, 2007 (gmt 0)

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For my own sites, if the other search engines vanished I'd hardly notice, and Google is effectively the only search engine. However, although PR is just part of Google's formula it's still an important part.
12:34 pm on Jun 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Thank u all paticepating with me.
Some more discussion appreciated.
2:31 pm on Jun 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I have PR 3 and 4 on pages with NO direct inbound links, so it can't be only related to this. However, regarding the SERP's, often is the case that a page with a lower PR is shown higher in the listings. IMO SERP's ranking is more related to keywords for any given search query. PR may have some bearing but nowhere near as much as some seem to suggest it has.

I have pages at number one on the SERP's where there are millions of results showing, but the PR of those pages is much less than on listings further down the SERP's.

I do believe, however, that new websites need to acquire some level of PR before they are correctly listed in the SERP's. But that is purely a matter of search engine robots spidering the site properly once it has been established for a while.

6:15 pm on Jun 14, 2007 (gmt 0)

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my site pr 3
11:47 am on Jun 16, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Yes, less PR sites also coming in good position of SERPs.
It makes no harm to your business.