Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Five FAQ About Google PageRank > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Five FAQ About Google PageRank

Five FAQ about Google PageRank

1. What is PageRank and why should I care about it?

PageRank is a formula that assigns a value to every page in the Google index. Google displays search results based on an algorithm which includes the value of PageRank. So the higher your site's PageRank, the more likely it is that you will receive a top listing on the search result page when someone types in the keywords for your site.

2. How can I view the PageRank of my own or other websites?

It's very simple to see anyone's PageRank. Just download and install the Google toolbar. It's a very quick and easy install. Just be sure to choose the Advanced option during the install so the PageRank of each site you visit will be displayed on the toolbar.

3. How is PageRank calculated?

I've seen a formula for PageRank posted on Internet websites and forums but have failed to see anyone give a satisfactory explanation of the formula. The formula appears so complex you would probably have to be a mathematician to even have a chance to decipher it anyway. It looks something like this:

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

I will attempt to explain it for you in plain English. Basically it works like this. The more links that point to your website the higher your PageRank will be. The higher the PageRank of the referring page that has your link on it, the more PageRank you receive from Google. For every outgoing link that a page has, the value of those links drop. So for example, a link from a page with a PageRank of 4, and only 3 other links, is worth more than a page with a PageRank of 5 and 100 links. It is also believed that Google assigns more value to a link that comes from a site with similar content. So as you can see, there are many variables when calculating PageRank.

4. How do I increase my PageRank?

Again, PageRank can be increased by the number of incoming links to your website from other sites on the Internet. In addition, it requires anywhere from five to seven times more to get from one level of PageRank to the next.

So for example, (and this is not a true formula) if 100 PageRank 3 sites with a link to your page give you a PageRank of 4, then it would take around 500 more PageRank 3 sites to link to you before you became PageRank 5. However if you had 1 link from a PageRank 8 site, that might be enough to give a higher PageRank all by its self. It's really all relative and trying to figure it out will simply drive you mad, so don't bother. :) The best thing you can do is obtain as many quality incoming links from other sites with similar content as you possibly can.

Another important factor is the number of pages on your site. The more pages on your site, the higher potential you have to gain in PageRank. More pages doesn't mean you will get a higher PageRank only that you won't hit a ceiling. Apparently Google has a cut off point somewhere on the highest PageRank it will give to sites with a low number of pages.

5. When will my PageRank be updated or change?

According to the Google website, they update the index about once a month. However if you spend any amount of time reading search engine forums, you will find that results vary for every webmaster. PageRank may not update or may change drastically for a long period of time which is often times unexplainable. Usually as long as you follow good web site optimization techniques and maintain enough quality incoming links, the index will eventually assign your website PageRank and adjust any changes which may have been made in error.

About The Author

Most Relevant Links Directory http://www.most-relevant-links.com/. Free marketing information and links for the online entrepreneur.

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Goodbye, Facebook traffic. Welcome back, SEO, we missed you?
Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard
SEO is a possible antidote: “For better or worse, SEO forced publishers to focus on providing their readers with relevant information.” SEO content can also be gross and annoying, obviously. (Maybe this is the best way to put it.) But after being ...


Search Engine Land

CRO tools to help you boost your SEO efforts
Search Engine Land
Any savvy search engine optimization specialist (SEO) knows website optimization never truly ends. Just when you think you've done it all, Google decides to update their algorithm or roll out new organic (and paid) features to keep you on your toes ...


New York Magazine

SEO Is Back. Thank God.
New York Magazine
Prior to Facebook, the best way to reliably obtain traffic was through search-engine optimization, formatting web content so that it would rank highly within search engines. SEO is a sort of guessing game, a digital Jeopardy! in which the person ...


Search Engine Journal

Agile SEO: Moving from Strategy to Action
Search Engine Journal
Impactful SEO is rarely executed by a lone wolf. You need buy-in for resources. Often from someone higher up. Say, your CMO. Well speaking as a CMO, I'm sorry to tell you, that those detailed multi-page SEO documents where you lay out your objectives, ...


Business 2 Community

SEO Basics: How To Optimize Your Content For Search Engines
Business 2 Community
We're all familiar with search engines and how they operate, but how many of us understand SEO basics? There are so many different opinions on this subject, and a number of really great marketing experts have published some brilliant pieces that are ...
What you need to know about SEO and white labeling - taking businesses to the next levelChristianToday

all 3 news articles »

Search Engine People (blog)

Take These 5 Steps Before your SEO Expert Ruins your Website Completely
Search Engine People (blog)
Infusion Soft's reported that Small Business Owners (SBOs), as part of their digital marketing strategies, have planned to budget 38% for social media management, 30% for Search Engine and Optimization (SEO) and digital ads, and 24% for website ...
The Best SEO Tools – August 2018ValueWalk
Communicating Search to the C-Suite: From Rank to RevenueSearch Engine Journal

all 18 news articles »

mediabistro.com

SEO Specialist
mediabistro.com
This is an exciting opportunity to relocate to Dubai and work with one of the region's largest media companies! ITP Media Group is looking for a full-time SEO Specialist. In this role, you will be responsible for creating, executing and managing the on ...


Multichannel Merchant (blog)

5 Basic SEO Principles to Increase Your Website Traffic
Multichannel Merchant (blog)
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the cornerstone of the modern business. If you are an ecommerce seller, you cannot grow the base of loyal customers being stuck on page 6 in search results. A lot of studies already revealed the importance of SEO and ...
SEO For Financial Advisors: Explained In 5 Easy StepsSeeking Alpha
How SEO Can Help a Brand Create a Success StoryEntrepreneur
What Is Skyscraper SEO?Business 2 Community
ThomasNet News -INSCMagazine
all 28 news articles »

RisMedia.com (press release)

Google's New SEO Updates and How It Can Affect Your Website
RisMedia.com (press release)
SEO protocol has once again been updated by Google. Page speed has been a key factor to desktop searches for some time, but this past month, page speed will be a ranking factor for mobile devices, too. Find out how this will affect you and what steps ...
What is Mobile-First Indexing and How Does it Affect SEOADOTAS

all 7 news articles »

Search Engine Journal

13 Things Every CEO Needs to Understand About SEO
Search Engine Journal
Organic search engine optimization (SEO) has enough specialization and technical aspects that it can be overwhelming to the C-suite. Or, worse yet, over-simplified and thought to be something easy and that can be done quickly leading to unmet ...
BLOG: How voice search affects SEO in your eye care practiceHealio (blog)
Tip: Implement these SEO techniques to boost your page viewsJournalism.co.uk
The tug of war between White and Black Hat SEOChristian Daily

all 8 news articles »
Google News

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Strategy - Navigating the Dark Waters of Website Promotion

Creating a well-designed website is the first step in your... Read More

Do Not Drop Your Web Site Off the Search Engine Cliff

If you've been feeling like Tom Cruise climbing up the... Read More

Duplicate the Exact Steps Used to Get a Number 1 Yahoo Ranking in Less than 30 Days

If you have ever been into a McDonalds you will... Read More

SEO Expert Guide - Black Hat SEO - Activities to avoid (part 8/10)

In parts 1 - 7, you learnt how to develop... Read More

How Search Engines Work

Before anyone can start optimizing a web site, you must... Read More

Directories and Their Importance for Search Engine Rankings

About directories:A directory is simply a web site that contains... Read More

Lets Make Your Website #1

Their is simple way of making your website rank top... Read More

Link Building Services

In today scenario when we talk about Search Engine Optimization,... Read More

What All Top Google Websites Have in Common

While it is okay to admire and envy all those... Read More

Pay-per-click ? the Ultimate Tool to Boost Affiliate Sales

The old ways are not always the best ways.The traditional... Read More

Spamglish; A Search Engine Comedy With A Language All Its Own

When the movie Spanglish hit the screens in 2004, it... Read More

From Corpora to Matching

Making effective use of the Internet is increasingly about creating... Read More

How and Why to Avoid the SEO Mania

The WhyBut what is the reality of reaching a number... Read More

SEO Expert Guide - Page Optimization (part 5/10)

In parts 1 - 4 you learnt how to develop... Read More

Googles Trap, DMOZs Nap, And Yahoo!s Crap

On November 16th, 2003, Google commenced an update (the Florida... Read More

Search Engine Optimization: Get the Low-down

Been hearing the words Search Engine Optimization lately? I know... Read More

Easy Steps to Get Onto Google Top Search Pages

To get on Google's top pages can be accomplished by... Read More

Advertise Locally Using Search Engines

While search engine advertising has been a great advertising medium... Read More

Secrets on Website Promotion: How You Can Get a #1 Ranking for Your Website Name Within 30 Days

Launching a new website with enough acceleration to rise above... Read More

Top Ten Listing? Hmmmmmmmm

This is my question...I spend a fortune on SEO and... Read More

The 7 Best Stealth Techniques to Improve Your Google Rankings

Stealth as in Spying. But Knowing What your Top Competitors... Read More

Google Page Rank Is Dead - Or Is It? - Part I

For a long time now, marketing gurus all over the... Read More

Hiring An SEO Constultant - 10 Reasons Why You Should

It crosses every webmaster's mind anytime they see an ad... Read More

How to Avoid the Google Duplicate Content Filter?

More and more webmasters are building websites with publicly available... Read More

When to Hire a Professional SEO Firm?

In efforts to increase sales and profitability, more and more... Read More