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Google Page Rank 1, 2, 3 What Does it Mean?

Google Page Rank Scale
Have you ever wondered what each page rank number 1, 2, 3 stands for and what type of scale we are talking about? I do. I am curious on what scale my site is in terms of relevancy on the internet world. And if I am insignificant, I would still like to know by how much and what it is all about for myself.

My search began with the Google Page Rank. One of the most common conclusion I gathered is that “no one knows for sure”, but for what it is worth, everyone agrees that the scale is from 1 to 10, and that a page rank zero, or no page rank means you are not listed.
To get an idea of what the Google page rank is for your website, or any website you are wondering about, download the Google toolbar. Then in the middle of the toolbar is a tiny little rectangle that you can hover over to get the pagerank for that particular website.

Google Page Rank BarNow that you know your page rank, I bet you want to know what that 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 stands for, don’t you? Below is a chart I put together on each number.

Some of what I have read regarding how the contents on these websites are rated made sense and others don’t. I guess that is why most articles end up saying it is Google’s own recipe and ingredients. If you follow some of the reasoning it doesn't match up with every website, so just do your best and hope that you are providing content that people care to know about.

Ranks and what they mean in simple terms:

0] You're not even listed on Google PageRank list.
1] Very poor, but hey - at least you are listed.
2] Poor, but you have potential to move up and it can be done.
3] Average. You have good information and most websites fall in this ball park.
4] Above average. You're sprinting away from the majority.
5] Good. Page Rank 5 will usually pop up on the first page of some searches.
6] Great. You've worked hard and have great information.
7] You're hot and you're one of the top sites. Your peer is Zillow.
8] You’re super hot, and your peers are CNBC, EBay, Bing, American Idol.
9] Everyone wants you, you are like: Youtube, Yahoo, Facebook, Apple, Amazon.
10] Finally, the 10s: Google, CNN, usa.gov, and social bookmarking website AddThis.

Thanks for stopping by, if you enjoyed this article today, you can link to this post. And if you have any thought or additional info please leave a comment below and share with us. Thanks.

Note:  My apologies that I couldn't answer some of your comments right away like I wanted to. Your comments are important to this website and important to me. In the meantime, please click on over to read PartII: Google Page Rank Part II, because there are much more info for you about the ranking system. Best of luck to all of you. I too have not move any in the ranks for three years, so go figure!

Here is the complete list of Google Page Rank articles I have written:
Google Page Rank Part I - Google Page Rank 1, 2, 3 What Does it Mean?
Google Page Rank Part II - Requirements for Higher Page Rank
Google Page Rank Part III - What is No Page Rank, Not Searchable Blog?
Google Page Rank Part IV- Predict Your Page Rank - Not Google Page Rank

188 comments :

  1. I never even knew there was a google page rank. I guess I don't really care where google ranks me.

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    1. @hip chick -- Google is a search engine. If you are popular, have lots of links from other pages online that link to your website or blog, or have great content you've written on your website or blog (whatever you've done to make your website or blog a good one), you will be number one, or at least toward the top, of the Google search engine. This is quite an honor! And more importantly than being an honor, when others go to search a keyword in the google search engine, to find an article or blog to read, they will find your website and/or blog at the top of the Google search page for that keyword, with a link that leads to your website/blog. Now why do you say you "really don't care where google ranks me?" that is like cutting off your nose to spite your face! i guess you don't want readers, commenters, and don't want sales if you are monetizing. so,... if you don't care about how google ranks you, and don't want to put out any effort to get a higher google ranking, that's fine w me, i'll just work all the harder to get your readers and commenters! have a nice day! krissy knox :)

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    2. Hi, actually there are many sites of relative importance or less importance but google PR may be relevant for sites like Amazon or Ebay but not always as their analytics does not necessarily matches consumer preferences.
      Any way for Home furnishing people shall give their first choice as Ikea but for emerging brands like Agocha google pagerank may not be the relevant test and these companies have a niche segment for their products and services http://wwww.agocha.com

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  2. Interesting to find out what those numbers mean, great post!

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    1. Ranking for some people is important to know, it's relative to what you want to achieve with your blog. For me it's fun to see how my favorite sites rank against each other. I believe Alexa ranking is not as stringent as Google ranking, since Google judges the contents of a website much more - it's one of their ingredients.

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  3. It's good to know exactly what it all means. I do wonder though if it has any relevance to an Alexa rating as well?

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  4. Great info, and I agree with you about the conclusion that "no one knows for sure". As soon as someone thinks they know, it changed again..

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    1. The recent wiped out of fraud websites really did some good to the internet. It made the internet a cleaner place for the hardworking and honest to goodness people running blogs, and websites.

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  5. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment. This was interesting information to learn. Thanks so much!

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    1. I think this info is good for people who want to be technical. Businesses that are striving to place on top pages. Other than that, blogging for fun doesn't need good page rank. Smiles.

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  6. its good post but could explain in detail how things are calculated? how they suddenly update

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    1. sure, but that would be a very long post- perhaps I will have part II in the future. If you like, email me directly and we can converse. Two things to take away from for sure are: 1) traffic - 2) content - the more your content affects people the more they are valued. Other items take a bit more pages to explain. Thanks for your great comment.

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  7. thanks for the explanation will surely try this and tell you the result..

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    1. Hi, because of the great demands, I've written a more detailed, key requirements in Part II. Google Pagerank Part II

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  8. I'm a bit late, but thanks for the tips. I was surprised to learn that I only have a ranking of 2 when I'm on page one for most relevant searches, and many times I'm no.1 on page 1. Wish I understood why my ranking is so low? Any ideas? Thanks.

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    1. Jacquie, I was going to ask you which pages ranked you 1? Because Ranking 1 is not good with Google. Please see above the 1,2,3, etc. Google as stated has a formula to which they use to rate sites, so as commented previous, your "content" has tremendous impact on how your site will be ranked. I couldn't check you site, since your link didn't work for me today. So if you take a look at the sites with the higher ranks above for example- Government site, the information on this site affects everyone...therefore their rank is 10, and so down the line as it is rated by Google. I am not saying that you need this type of info on your site but just wanted to point out the mindset Google has, and analyze your contents to make your comparison for better understanding how they've ranked other sites and see if that helps. But remember, Google isn't the only ranking system out there - but they are very powerful.

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  9. hi, i love your post. it is very interesting and I linked it in one of my post. PR is a mystery to me. I have two blogs and both are PR 3. one is almost a year old while the other one is only 50 days old when it got the PR 3. what do you think is the explanation to this?

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    1. Hi Len, thanks for linking to my article. To answer your question honestly, the equation certainly doesn't work out for some sites. The -now three- secrets that most of us agreed on is the combo of: 1) traffic, 2) quality of content 3) number of quality links - for example linking your site to a PR rank of 3 which is my site will increase your chances of being rated higher quicker, of course you will need many more than just one quality link. Hope this helps, there are other ingredients which we have clues about - but they do not always match-up to the sites.

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  10. Thanks for the expklanation, I added it to wikipedia in Dutch. I wondered why I got a PR5 on my site www.poi66.com but still I'm happy.

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    1. Wonderful, a PR 5 is so awesome, congrats. And thank you Kees for adding my post to Wikipedia Dutch.

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  11. MY PR is 3 and I thought I was goin great.
    But u say most of the websites fall in this zone :(

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    1. Hi Tarun, PR 3 IS good, why I have a PR 3 ;-), but yes, if you want to break away from the mean [average]you need to be a 4 or 5. Good luck to all of us. :-)

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  12. hi! thanks for this info its very helpful and made me think deeeeep! got a long ways to go. thanks again!

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    1. PR high or low depending on what you're in blogging for. PR isn't the only thing Advertisers look for and it isn't the most important element for all the bloggers. I hope you have your goals sorted out, smiles .

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  13. Excellent article, now i know what those page rank stand for, or at least have an idea where a website is if a check o that website page rank. I'm not a SEO expert but this information really help me in understanding those page rank. What about Traffic Rank any information on this item? Thanks.

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    1. Please see my article on traffic rank with Alexa Ranking: http://www.selfsagacity.com/2010/11/how-to-increase-alexa-ranking-and-how.html
      Glad you stop by. Thanks.

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  14. I wish I knew what to do to get my PR above 0 after 5 months of blogging original content. Thanks for the good description of the PR scale.

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    1. @Art of RetroCollage -- I remember when I was a PR 0 for a long time. Then I ran across a Google page, quite by accident, that stated that if you are a 0, that your blog is not "indexed", which basically means it is not registered by Google. I don't know if registered is the right word -- it's not recognized by Google yet, bc it has not been catalogued into their list of blogs yet. This article by Google went on to say that, if you were reading this article, and you were still a 0, that they may have just not had time to get to your blog yet, to review that it was a legimate blog, and to add it to their list of blogs, so that they could index it (catalogue it), add it to the list of blogs they would continue to give PR ratings to, decide to move up and down in their Google search engine (esp if you "pinged" your blog), etc. why am i giving you all this info? bc google has a special form it asks you to fill out w your blogs name and URL, asking google to bring it to their attention so they can "index" it. it will take it from 0 to 1. that is if you write in it somewhat consistently. it must be more than once every 6 months, LOL. google doesn't like that, LOL, and will drop you back to 0. gee, i can't remember where i saw the google form, but if you are still a 0 by the time you read this, google something like -- how to index your blog with google -- something like that. if that doesn't work, keep trying! hope that helps! you'll be indexed w/in a week or so. :)

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    2. Blogger Broadcast.com had "not ranked" for a year and a half, and it was because the website was not indexed. It was actually blocked and deemed not appropriate due to reasons given by a generic email from Google.

      A zero is however the lowest rank...but it is supposedly ranked. I agree that a zero could also mean that your site has not been crawled by the robots. And that you could use the webmaster tools from the Google support forum to get your site crawled immedidately.

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  15. Thank you for finally giving me the answer to a question even wikipedia and other "highly ranked" blogs could not without going into a confusing diatribe about probability formulas and what not... kmt

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    1. Thanks for such a nice comment. I try to keep it simple and straight forward as I would want to know answers that I can understand myself.

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  16. PR drives me crazy. When I was new in blogging I was very conscious of it. I can't even sleep or I dreamed about it. Now, I don't really care. It will always be a mystery to me.LOL

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    1. ruthi, I don't care either if I wasn't writing, but blogger/ content writers do care, because the advertisers care.

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  17. thanks for that! now i know.. :P

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    1. You are welcome, I hope it has helped you with your blog and what your goals are for it. Best, Amanda

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  18. pr does not matter its just 1 part of your football team it will not help your rankings at all. Does not matter if you have it or not dont focus on it!

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    1. You are right, we have better things to do right? Smiles. I agree with you there are so many other aspects about a blog that one have to care for, like all the social media connections. Yet, PR rule some advertisers, which is why bloggers have to care.

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  19. Really useful...thnx for this post.. :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

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  20. Hey.. my site just listed.

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    1. Congrats! Starting a site and getting listed is very simple if you stick by the rules...not, Blogger Broadcast was punished for more than 1 1/2 years for a mistake Google Bots made. But it teached me a lot during the time of working out the reasons why, so for that, I am thankful I learned a great lesson, that can only come from experience.

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  21. thanks for the info. I was wondering what page rank is and when i looked in other site i couldnt understand them. you simplified the explanation, that was great!

    Now what do i do with it lets say if im 5? currently im only 1.

    thanks

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    1. If you're a 5, and you are monetizing your blog, then PR 5 will give you a lot of leverage with advertisers.
      SelfSagacity.com is currently PR 3 and I have a lot of inquiries. So try to get to atleast a 3 and you will see the interest come. Make sure your contact info is easy to get to. Perhaps post it in more than one place.

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  22. Hi, Can you help me, how can i check PR for my blog

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    1. @Techsute -- go to this URL and put in your URL of your blog:
      http://www.prchecker.info/check_page_rank.php

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  23. @Techsute Answered on your blog. Download the Google tool bar link from the article and your page rank will show up.

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    1. @Self Sagacity -- Just respectfully wanted to say that I have always used this page to find my Google PR:
      http://www.prchecker.info/check_page_rank.php
      You merely type your blog URL in. You can then type in another one of your blog URLs in afterwards, if you like, to find the ranking of each of your blogs. I prefer this method, esp since I don't always prefer to have a lot of gadgets on my blog(s). Another reason a blogger may not want the Google PR gadget on their blog is that if it reflects a score that is not particularly high (say a score of 3 or below), then it could reflect poorly on the blog and the blogger. I was told that if one really, really wanted to put this gadget on their blog, to only do it if their blog if they had a PR rating of say 5 or more, not for the purpose of just checking their PR rating. I thought that made sense to me. Plus i don't like a lot of gadgets on my blog! too cluttered, and makes the blog download too slowly! anyway, it's all a personal choice, and i'm leaving the link above, so everyone can make their personal choice! thanks lots, @Self Sagacity :)

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    2. Thanks for your comments Krissy and appreciate the additional input as well. I do know about the PR checker site. I have it on my other blog. The Google bar is quick for scanning blogs and websites you might like to do business with rahter than having to enter their links in PR checker. Both tools are great resources, and again, glad you mentioned it.

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  24. I now have a PR2 after a year of playing about what have i learned it takes time and you cant rush getting a high page rank now to go for a 3 cant be impossible.

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    1. Yes, it does take time to build the Page rank. Yet, someone always find ways to make things easy to make money. I am sure you can buy back-links to boost your page-rank but it is not the same.

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  25. Page rank is something that I've been wondering about for a while. Thanks for taking the time to explain it in such an easy to understand way.

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    1. I am glad it was easy to understand. This article is just the intro to Page Rank, perhaps you might even enjoy Google Pagerank Part II. A more detailed article on the key requirements to improving your page rank.

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  26. I thought the post will be about the real meaning of the numbers at the eyes of Google. Nice work

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    1. You can get the link to Google Page Rank PartII from the above article - first paragraph or this link here: Google Pagerank Part II

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  27. Hi,
    Very good and most needed information. Appreciate u for sharing such valuable information.
    Thank you.

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    1. Hi back to you. Thank you for your comment. If you enjoyed this post, I invite you to also read Google Pagerank Part II. A more detailed article on the key requirements to improving your page rank.

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  28. perfect article vecoz this the universal truth .
    below pr 4 is usless. i can bet it.if u really want to earn money.

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    1. I've been able to earn some money with a PR3. If you're really speaking of an income, I would bet you will need a few PR5 websites.

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  29. Very informative article thank you for sharing! This is going to help on my page rank 3 website!!

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    1. Thank you! I love hearing positive encouragement, I also wish you well of obtaining the PR that you want. Best Amanda

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  30. yes, Your article is really informative, however we are new and don't have page rank but we have good traffic as our some keywords on first page on Google search.

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    1. You will eventually get a pagerank, and if you don't it really doesn't matter unless you're writing articles for money. I think everyone who spends a lot of time on the internet is hoping to make money on the internet, but there are many other ways to earn on the web other than getting a high page rank.

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  31. Thanks for your help. I will try to increase my page rank.

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    1. You are welcome. It isn't easy, but keep it up and sooner or later you will achieve what you want. Best, Amanda

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  32. thanks for the info.. will try to get 6

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    1. Looks like you have the content to. I would like to see you achieve your goal too. Good luck. Best wishes, Amanda

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  33. Thanks for information about each page rank interpretation

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    1. The page ranks interpretation is just a comparison of the scale and level we are dealing with everyday. Glad it made sense to you.

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  34. Nice article. I dont agree with your opinion on page rank 2. Click me for more blogging tips to increase pagerank without having too much backlinks.

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    1. I sure will. I always like to visit blogs that have visited SelfSagacity. I will hop over now. I agree with you about the ranking not being spot on all the time. Some lower rank blogs have even better content than those of higher rank. Read more about the ranking system here: Google Pagerank Part II

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  35. good article:

    See this website: It has a good SEO technique

    www.flamoil.com.br/en/

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  36. Our website was hacked and caused many of our pages to become corrupted. After restoring the website from the backup there were many broken links in our forum, this massively decreased our page rank from average right down to 0. Now we've fixed the problem and our rank increased a little, and the crawl errors are decreasing every day. Good stuff.

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    1. Sorry to hear about such nuisance with your website. I hope you will soon recover to where you were or even better. Here is more on page ranks for you to recover faster: Google Pagerank Part II. A more detailed article on the key requirements to improving your page rank. Best regards, Amanda

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  37. Useful information, thanks for sharing it. It's really important to get a 'great' pagerank for any website to survive and get popular over web.

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    1. True. I think in the long run, if the owners care then the website will eventually do very well, otherwise, the website will sink. If you need more info about page rank please read Google Pagerank Part II. Best, Amanda

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  38. Hello Amanda,

    Thanks for this post. I guess most of us go through the same thing. When we first started, we all watch our PR like stock-market..

    I started my website beginning this year, and I wish my PR would rise like AAPL :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Right, your analogy is pretty close. In the beginning we all are so passionate, and so dedicated to pump our PR, until one day...when we realized all the things we read and do, are not yielding any returns, that is when the passion wears off.
      I have to agree with you, if our PR rise faster like AAPL stock, we all could be rich.

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  39. that was very good information
    my page rank is poor you can check it at http://mainstcamping.com/

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    1. Glad I could help. I think the second part is more detailed article on the key requirements to improving your page rank. Google Pagerank Part II. A Try it and let me know.

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  40. A "Zero" could mean that your robots meta is blocking Google.

    We were at PR5 on the home page and while editing our home page last year, we accidently made the tag "noindex" for Google instead of other bots and dropped to PR2. So far, it has climb to PR3 and we hope it reaches back to PR5.

    Thank goodness the page was not a template as other pages across the site would have been affected as well.

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    1. Hi Steve, thanks for your comment. I had a "No Rank" on Blogger Broadcast.com and and it was because the website was not indexed. A zero is however the lowest rank...but it is ranked. Although I agree that a zero could mean that your site has not been crawled by the Googlebots.

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  41. my passion is getting on Google page one with good quality white hat search engine optimization services i am a freelance seo expert at getting your website on page one of Google results organic listings my site http://www.getongooglepageone.net for information on search engine marketing for Google results.

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    1. I will have to go and check out your website and learn more about your service. If you ever need a review, let me know. That is what Self Sagacity does. smiles. I love to return the visit. If you want to read more about the page rank check out Google Pagerank Part II. A more detailed article on the key requirements to improving your page rank.

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  42. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

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    1. I am very happy to have written a post that has helped so many understand better the meaning. I have written two other posts regarding Page Rank:
      Google Page Rank Part III - What is No Page Rank, Not Searchable Blog?
      Google Page Rank Part IV- Predict Your Page Rank - Not Google Page Rank

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  43. Thanks for sharing these info. I still have a lot of work to do

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  44. I have a big problem with "Google Pagerank" and listings.. I've seen many sites with N/A and even 0 with tons of content rank on the first page of Google above sites with a Pagerank of 3 or 4. I've also seen sites with a 2 rank above 5 and 6s. Content will always remain king and with Google having these updates on average every 3 months the rank seems almost irrelevant. Stick to quality content and maybe your ranking will improve over time but it certainly is not a deciding factor when it comes to the quality of your page.

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    1. Yes. I agree with your comment. The ranking seems to not be consistent with some sites. It is hard to say that the ranking goes strict by the rules of the "combined elements." Content is important. It intertwines with how people will view your site, but besides the content, the lining factor that will determined page rank is the link counts from the Google bots.

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  45. Can someone help me understand why I had my site ycreditrepair up for like 10 years but only ranks a 2?

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    1. I just went to your site to browse and it looks like the info is good as far as what you're advertising. However, 1) you have some links-out to other websites - yet, I cant' tell whether those websites link back to you, that for one is call link reciprocating. 2) Do you update your content often, because if the homepage posts haven't changed, it's hard to say that your site is continuously providing new info. 3) Do you have anyone writing about your site, linking to your site, this is the most important since that means, your site have info that others wanted to share with their readers. Anyhow, these are not all that could be the reasons, but it's a start for you to look into. Thanks for stopping by.

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  46. Now my page rank 2. When it will be move in to 3? http://www.itarticle.net

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    1. I hope for you the next google page rank update. If not hopefully the one after next. Smiles.

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  47. A Nice useful Information , I hope i can increase my rank in upcoming events .
    Thank You .
    Ur's : Jntunet : Educational Site

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  48. I do not understand how important pagerank is. I have two websites: http://www.thuexedanang.tk and http://www.xemaythue.tk. The first one has PR = 0 while the second one has PR = 1. However, when I search for a keyword "thue xe may da nang", the first one appears while the second one never appears. So why do we need to get high page rank?

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    1. High page rank is a way for websites to get recognized in the business world. If you are monetizing your website, selling links, ads, and posting articles, you would want a high page rank because advertisers for different reasons will choose to advertise with your website.
      Your search came up first because Google favors the website name to be what you're selling. It's very nice to have met you, I will check out your site. I am thinking about going to VN this coming year. Best, Amanda

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  49. My site now hav rank in page 1 google with my main keyword
    I only used this seopack: http://topseopack.weebly.com
    Sorry my bad english. :)

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    1. It's so great service. I had bought a package 2 day ago, and now I have 13000 unique backlinks. It's so amazing! Thanks!

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    2. Those website back-link providers are good for someone who is in a hurry to climb the ranks. I like to know that I am reaching the PR because of what I do genuinely to my site and not what I have to purchase. Except, I am beginning to think that many things can be bought and so it has diluted the really great websites from being great. So in the end, does the true PageRank matter anymore?

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  50. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

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  51. For a newbie in SEO it seems like it is hard to get a pagerank 1 in their website since they dont know how to make it. But because of this post however they will begin to improve their pageranks. Thanks for this very informative post. <a href="http://www.infotechywiz.com>Increase PC Performance</a>

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  52. I managed to get a few of my pages in one of my blogs on to page 1 ranking, this appears to bring me in a bit more traffic than other keywords. I am to read up on more and more info and keep expanding my presence on the Search Engines. If anyone might be interested I am staring to document my work on a blog here:

    http://powerbuildermarketing.blogspot.com

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  53. Very interesting and useful post. Thanks for sharing. I really understood what a page rank means after reading your post.
    http://healthyhomosapien.blogspot.com

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  54. Interesting stuff... and thanks to you I have just found I have a PR of 3 : Yey !

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  55. I've had a site up for years, and it still has a page rank of 0 ( http://debtreliefguru.com ). At one time, it was on page 1 via a google search on a couple keywords to boot, and still a 0. Google is nonsense. It's like the government of the internet. I gave up on websites, it was impossible to play the game to keep google happy.

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    1. Google’s latest algorithm (codename Penguin) update has caused a lot of sites to fall in the search rankings (from Page1 to ???). Their mission is to cut down on the spam, and eliminate the ranking benefits from cheap backlinks. In other words they’re cracking down on Black-hat SEO tricks. Ever spent $5 for 10,000 backlinks? Now those same links are probably pointless & as valuable as a $9 bill.

      Content is the blood that flows through SEO. Articles educating readers about your industry or service generate the best backlinks if they’re submitted to high PR (PageRank) article directories & blog sites. Google pays more attention to the reputation of the site you’re linking to. They don’t care about how many links you have!

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      http://www.searchengineroyalty.com

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  56. Nice info. I just checked my blog www.singhvikash.in PR rank and it is PR-1. I am just starting. Thanks for this info.

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  57. Thanks a lot for the info. Currently PR 2. I just learned about Google PR. I hope my website can move up to 4/5 in coming months.

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  58. Very good information.. Could you please tell that the minimum time that will take to change from one pagerank to another..?????

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  59. I did some SEO on my blog to reach PR2 last year, but I didn't do anything after that but now I am PR3. What I learned is the content still the king! :)

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  60. I want to have PR 2 atleast in my next update and I have been working hard on it.

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  61. I installed the live pagerank plugin a little while ago and I've been keeping an eye on it... It seems to pull up the same kind of info as the live pagerank checkers and page rank predictors. Like you said basically, Expertu, doesn't do a whole lot of good, but I guess it's mildly useful... I'm going to try the one you speak of though, thanks!

    Regards
    Jessica

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  62. My page just recently got pageranked not too long ago. I've always wonder what these numbers mean. Thank you for your informative information! I will try my best to move up my pageranks!

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    1. Hi there Yuri, you've got a great attitude. It's not easy, but like they say, if there is a will, there is a way. Best of luck to you, and please stop by and post your website so that we can all celebrate with you!

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  63. Want to know page rank for
    www.totaldotnet.com and www.mixandcook.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, your pageranks are found to be: www.totaldotnet.com= PR2 and www.mixandcook.com= PR0

      Hope you will soon reach the pagerank you want. Best, Amanda

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  64. Nice information. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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    1. I wish I have more time to write more and share more. I think it is very rewarding to help people understand. I should have been a teacher? Amanda

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  65. Great article, thanks for the heads up!

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    1. I hope you had a chance to read my Google Pagerank Part II. A more detailed article on the key requirements to improving your page rank. Thanks for your comment. Take care. Amanda

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  66. You should also take a look at alexa ranking. They are in business since... forever and even google takes they're global rankings into account. For example: although selfsagacity.com has a PR of 3 which is pretty low it also has a a alexa ranking of 189942 which is very good. Basically 189942 means that of all the millions and millions of sites in the world your site is among the best 200000. For niche sites and blogs, good alexa rankings are more important that PR because they can't compete with online shops (which generate hundreds of pages), or with huge informational sites like wikipedia which has tens of thousand of pages or with google which is inquired by billions daily.

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    1. Hi Cristian, thank you for your insight. I wanted to let you know that I appreciate your comment and that I do know about Alexa ranking, hence you can read about my thoughts on Alexa ranking here: http://www.selfsagacity.com/2010/11/how-to-increase-alexa-ranking-and-how.html
      Your analysis makes a lot of sense in terms of the pages the huge websites contain. It is hard to compete with PR ranking also if your site is not dedicated to one subject. I not only use my site for personal enjoyment, but I do monetized it too. It is more challenging and fun for me to keep up with the goals than it is to just do it for journal purposes. I stopped by your site for a visit, but did not see anywhere to leave a comment. I am looking for a beach wheelie, by any chance you guys sell or know where I can get one? Thanks for your visit. Best, Amanda

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  67. I am sorry guys, I couldn't keep up with many of your comments. I am going through them when I can. My apologies that it couldn't have been right away like I wanted to. Your comments are important to this website and important to me. In the meantime, I hope you will stop by and read: Google Pagerank Part II because there are much more info for you about the Google ranking system. Best of luck to all of you, I too have not move in the rank for three years, so go figure!

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  68. Good post! Incredible article!

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    1. Thank you. I am glad you have enjoyed it. It is nice to be able to explain in terms that everyone can relate to.

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  69. Good info, I appreciate the blunt interpretation of the PR structure. I haven't been able to raise the PR of my site http://chroniclex.com for over 6 months. It is stuck at a 1. If anyone has any feedback or recommendations feel free to drop me a line.

    Cheers,
    Chris

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    1. Thanks Chris. It takes a lot of work to build good relationships, but it can be done. Don't be despair, keep up with the good work and the rank should follow.

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  70. Excellent Article. Thank you very much. My website rank is 0 now. I will improve it soon. http://telugump3.co.in/....

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    1. That is the fun of PR in a way. If you want to use it as a motivator and a way for you to stay focus on your blog, website, it is an excellent object.

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  71. MET website pagerank 1 - .. but according to the probability would be in 4..the truth is that I do not see much importance to PageRank

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    1. Most of the websites do not have any reason to care. Although, for some publishers, the PR determines how much the value is for a link or a post.

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  72. It was a great run, and I hope the readers who discovered us found our content useful.

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    1. I would love to go check out your website. Be right over. Thanks for the visit.

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  73. Thanks for this valuable information, I did not even know about it.........

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    1. You're welcome. Don't let it get the best of you and stress you out, still do what you love, spend time on what is most important.

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  74. want to know site ranking of
    http://www.mixandcook.com/recipe/100

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    1. currently Google's page rank is 0. But go to the predict page rank, not google's and see what they say...1.66 is the predicted rank for your website.

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  75. amazing.... can you suggest me for my site? http://www.questtech.asia

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  76. finally I get it. Thanks for explaining! :)

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    1. You are welcome! Thanks for your visit. Best, Amanda

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  77. I have just been blogging for a year and never thought that some of my posts were kind of promotional. So if I ever mentioned a brand, a book, an event or a place, it was because I was there. I was kind of surprised when I even had PR ranking. But taking your suggestion made me smile even thinking as long as I continue writing what I love most, then I am on the right track.

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    1. Absolutely Sarah. Even though there are a lot of people who don't know about Page Rank and are curious, it certainly does not mean that I spent my life chasing Google PR either. Like you, I am most comfortable with who I am and what I do, and that is the joy of having your own website, blog.

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  78. Thanks for information about each page rank interpretation. My favourite site is http://www.pagerankstat.pl and http://pagerankchecker.net

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  79. Yes, Your article is really informative, however we are new and
    Thanks for your information.
    Yes, it does take time to build the Page rank.
    This is my website http://www.mydreamstores.com and we have page rank 1
    How can we improof from page rank 1 to the next level.
    We need to improof www.mydreamstores.com
    Good post! Incredible article!
    I will try to increase my page rank.

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  80. Thank you sir,Really in your article lot of information is there,superb,keep going like this sir.

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  81. Thanks you very much for writing this sort of informative article to gather knowledge. Please keep going on.

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  82. thanks for this right information.

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  83. Thanks for the great answer http://www.shopmcanow.com

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  84. I have a new blog so I'm ranked a big, fat, Zero! Oh, well .. enjoy blogging so will keep at it .. maybe I can get to #1, one day ;-)

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  85. Thank you so much for writing this post, very helpful info together in only one place :)

    Helena
    http://microbio.etsy.com

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  86. Hi! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a team of volunteers and new initiatives in the same niche. Blog gave us useful information to work. You have done an amazing job.

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  87. Thanks for writing this post, very helpful.

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  88. Can you tell me the next date about the google pagerank update

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  89. When we search we get some links at the top of Google and 2nd, 3rd by the this way. But my clumsy part is that why at the top but PR 4 or 5 but standing 3rd or 4th number but PR 7. What is the reason behind this, Can you please explain??????????

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  90. Specially this part of this article "Ranks and what they mean in simple terms:" is simply great.

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  91. my name is ahmad from indonesia, thank to articles..

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  92. interesting read........gives nice insight

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  93. Hello, is grat content. thanks for sharing with me.subscribed you blog.! once more thanks...

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  94. Thank you! I'm considering them in reverse all these days! u just made it clear!

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  95. Hey I've check my page rank and currently I'm a 2/10. I have a lot of work to do but hopefully it can be done.

    http://earthsalvation.wordpress.com/

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  96. Thanks for this great info. I'm new to blogging and I was wondering what the page ranks 1 to 10 mean. Now I know :) Thanks and God bless!

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  97. Thanks a lot for sharing your ideas. Now I came to know what each page rank means...!!! Great Help. Cheers!!!!

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  98. Very informative article! I am still trying to improve my page rank for my main business site . Hopefully it will increase with time. Thanks for explaining it in easy to understand terms.

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  99. You completed some fine points there. I did a search on the subject and found most people will agree with your blog.

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  100. nice information. Thank you for sharing it. Thanks Packers Movers

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  101. Thanks for the info great site! We have been working hard on seo and this site will help for sure.

    Brad

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  102. Very interesting and good information that was explained very easily to non-techies like myself.

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  103. I have a website i.e, http://www.loksewaexam.com . This article will surely help me to get better page rank.

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  104. Great info thanks for sharing, it really clears things up for me.

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  105. Alexa works on your clicking, like how much the site gets daily clicking it directly effects the alexa ranking of the site, and the google page rank is necessary as it show where your site sands, and how popular and how many visitors visit your site, for this you should increase your back linking also, and your alexa rank etc.

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  106. I learn so much from your article.
    www.pumptodump.com

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  107. Thank for the information it is good todo know.

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  108. Thanks, I have learn some new about pagerank.

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  109. Hi Amanda! Thanks for this article - I've been doing a ton of research on SEO, PR, etc etc etc as I've started a new blog.
    I have a couple questions:

    1. How long does it take a blog (not self hosted) to be ranked? I still have a PR of 0, but I'm pretty sure I'm indexed by Google (unless I'm totally missing something... I'm not the most technology adept person alive). I write all original content, and I update at least a couple times a week. Occasionally, I've been known to reblog a post that I find particularly inspiring. I've really been working at this blog for about a month and a half.

    2. Re the above question, my blog is dedicated to self empowerment, girl power, law of attraction type of stuff AND to my web series, Miracle Mile Girls. The web series is a comedy about girls in their 20's getting into all sorts of trouble while pursuing their dreams in the entertainment industry. The girls make a lot of mistakes that they eventually learn from. To me, the self empowerment aspect and the situational comedy in the actual web series complement each other and are part of my general message. HOWEVER, for keyword search results and link building, it seems that they would be two different things, which I am afraid distills the strength of any link building or seo/keyword campaign. But then I noticed that you write about a wide assortment of topics, so my question is how do you get traffic and page rank for a blog that is not confined to just one topic?

    3. Does it makes a difference if my blog isn't self-hosted on wordpress? My blog's address is http://miraclemilegirls.wordpress.com instead of http://miraclemilegirls.com. Does this make a different in SEO and PR?

    THANKS SO MUCH!!

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  110. oh like that , i understand now , Thanks :)

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  111. http://www.searchenginegenie.com/pagerank-10-sites.htm

    The above list is the most recent standings of the Perfect 10 (as defined by Google)

    lol

    Google downgraded THEMSELVES to PR 9 from a 10

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  112. hello,i am working hard on backlinks,i hope to get a page wrank 3 soon,once indexed i hope i get page wrank 2 for first 3 month,this will do me

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  113. Even if u are PR 0 (which is supposed to be not linked ) you, me and millions others clearly are linked . I am on page 1 on Google on certain local keywords so I wouldnt worry too much on our climb up the PR ladder .

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  114. As above , dont get caught up too much on PR rankings . The list at top of this page stats PR 5 is "5 Good. Page Rank 5 will usually pop up on the first page of some searches."

    I am on some blogs in my industry that are deemed to be Industry leaders in the filed and are only PR 4-5 and have been around years . Good PR is hard to attain and takes years and natural organic linking

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  115. Hi

    I found your post very good. I did exactly like you said. Thank you very much for the help.

    http://www.brandleaderemaildatabases.com

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  116. Google has not updated PR for 6 months now, does this means that PR algorithm is going to be eliminated as almost every website is relying on it?

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  117. Any tips on getting www.TheBlogAge.com to pick up a PR?




    It's new and currently at 0 but I feel like I post good info.

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  118. any one tell me where i can get list of page rank 2 sites?

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  119. I'm a 2 but I have potential LOL. Thanks for the breakdown and hopefully next year, I will be a 3.

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