The Importance of PageRank

by Sushant Risodkar · 11 comments

Everybody till now might be knowing about Page Rank but still for newbies don’t know about it let me tell you what it is and how it affects the blogging experience..

PageRank is basically a conceptual method of using the way websites Link together to deduce their relative importance. For example, many people might link to the BBC News website, that means it is a relatively important site while Joe Bloggs’ homepage might only be linked to by a few close friends and family, which again reflects its relative importance.

The Question Might be can we increase PageRank? The answer would be Yes,it’s possible.Having more people linking to your website will certainly result in the increase of your site’s PageRank but it will only increase its importance not its relevance.

Many bloggers buy text link with Websites with higher PR (6, 7, 8), and those websites often make money by selling links to sites with lower PR. As Google states, if they are aware that sites are selling PR instead of just advertising space both the buyer and seller may be penalized. The penalty may take the form of a lower position in SERPs and/or a downgrade of PR. Thus, we recommend that you do not buy links simply for a higher PR.

Now the question might have arisen that how google calculates the PR?The answer to this is stated below..

The original formula Google used to measure the PR of a page is

PR(A) = (1-d) + d(PR(t1)/C(t1) + … + PR(tn)/C(tn))

Though no one is not sure whether Google still uses this formula, it is probable that the new Google PR formula is very similar. In this formula:

PR(A) is the PageRank of the page you are trying to measure

  • d is a damping factor considered to be about 0.85
  • tn is the PR of the n th incoming link page
  • C is the number of outgoing links from each page that has a link to you

As you can see, the more links from higher PR pages the better; fewer the outgoing links from the sending page, better the results on the receiving page. Theoretically, an exclusive link from a PR4 page is better than a PR7 link that has 50 links to other pages.

You can also read a google group discussion over “FAQs for crawling, Indexing n Ranking

I am still looking for PageRank and I have to wait again a lot since i have changed the domain name due to which all the hard work done by me in making useful backlinks have no value now…

Finally, just remember what my freind said that the Internet is NOT all about PageRank!

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Jenn September 16, 2008 at 1:11 am

My blog used to have PR1, but now it’s 0. I don’t know what happened – it’s a well trafficked blog, got backlinks, too… and it DIDN’T have any paid ads in it. I am so disappointed.

lvs September 16, 2008 at 6:39 am

Excellent posting! I knew what pagerank was but never understood the technical details. You have explained it so well that even a layman like me can understand it so well.

Typhoon September 16, 2008 at 3:15 pm

Hey “Jenn” as you said you have many backlinks but still no PR the problem might be that the quality of backlinks might not be good that means the backlinks pointing towards your blog might not be much reputed or any such problem…

and Thanks for the compliment “Ivs”

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blogging... January 21, 2009 at 2:55 am

great Dude – Can you post about alexa and complete rankings like this.I really don’t know nothing about compete rankings.

Deepika December 10, 2009 at 12:24 am

you have explained about Page Rank very well. As a newbie this is very useful.. my blog ranking pr 0 and i am trying to improve it.
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akira07 December 19, 2009 at 4:44 am

I’m experienced with PR. I ever reach PR1 but it’s dropped again. The strange things is, my PR not become PR0 but “Pagerank Information Not Available”. What is mean?
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Jayce December 18, 2009 at 1:46 pm

Agree on PR is not everything. Writing good post is important than that.
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Deepika December 18, 2009 at 6:48 pm


you are right…every one should that “content is the king”… we have to concentrate more on that and present good article
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akira07 December 19, 2009 at 4:42 am

But too bad, people looking for the higher PR one and mostly of them only contribute comment in way to get link 🙁
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akira07 December 19, 2009 at 4:41 am

Internet is not all about pagerank, but we’re need adaption because in the fact, pagerank is the main indicator even i know high PR is not mean high quality website. Well, about the formula, is it true and still relevant with current condition? I’m sure there will be a lot of change.
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