PageRank Explained

Yaro Starak’s article PageRank Explained - Keeping SEO Simple explains the basics of Google’s PageRank system and discusses how much you need to worry about the PageRank of your site(s).

I dont worry a lot about PageRank, but I have been keeping an eye on the PageRank of this site’s homepage for some time. It hasn’t changed in ages, but I suppose that is to be expected with a PR 7 page – the higher your PageRank gets, the harder it is to improve.

Posted on October 6, 2005 in Quicklinks, Search Engine Optimisation


  1. How about the lower your page rank gets, the harder it is to recover. Ever since Avalonstar went down a year ago, my page rank plummeted to 0, and now is at a high number 1. :)

  2. I don’t know what I did to deserve a page rank of 5. I suspect posting to webdesign blogs with back-links frequently.

    Does anyone know if blogging has such a high impact?

  3. Strive for Web standards and good content, and your PageRank will increase automatically […]. No one links to useless sites (or: it is more often linked to useful sites).

  4. Thanks for the mention Roger. I think you should be quite happy with a PageRank 7, most sites never get that far and considering you built this site yourself I think you deserve a slap on the back.

    PageRank 8 sites, the next level up for you, generally are massive content companies built by many people on a payroll, not an individual blogger.

  5. There is a mathematical equation for Page Rank. To break it down to it’s simplist form, it’s made up of the PR of the pages that are linked to you. However, the power a page will parse to you depends on the number of links that are on that page that provides you with a link. For example if a site is a PR 6 and has 100 links on that page (both internal site links and outbound links), that PR of 6 is divided among all the links. If a site has a PR 6 and only has 10 links on it, that provides a much larger PR boost to your own site.

  6. You have done very well to get such a high page rank after 2 yrs im still on pr 3.

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