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PR3 - Site less than 1 week old

1:05 am on Mar 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I've just launched a new site and I'm surprised to see it has acquired PR3 in less than a week. I'm surprised because I always assumed pagerank was taken from backlink profile and this site has only 1 link so far. I have done no external SEO or link building at all, just one PR2 link that I know of has cropped up. It's not an old domain and nothing shows up on wayback machine so fresh as far as I know.

I find this very odd and strangely worrying, has anyone else out there experienced this and what was the outcome?

BTW PR means nothing to me, I don't intend on selling links or anything like that and in my experience PR doesn't always relate to a good SERP presence. This just has me very curious, I've never come across this before.
12:16 pm on Mar 4, 2012 (gmt 0)

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I've seen this before, usually it happens when

1. the domain is a dropped domain and still has decent high pr backlinks somewhere
2. the domain was for sale and posted with a link as for sale on a high PR website somewhere