PageRank (PR) is a Google trademarked term that simply refers the general meaning of a web page . PageRank games an important part of any money-making strategy in two significant ways:
1. The higher your PR the more leverage you will have with advertisers and other partners. Blogs or other websites with a PR of 0-2 are a dime a dozen. As your website moves from a PR of 3 to 4,5 or even higher (I currently have a website at PR5 but have never been to a 6) you will find more people wanting to talk with you about advertisement opportunities or partnerships. This is even independent of the amount of traffic you get.
2. The way the PageRank algorithm works (read this for a complete analysis) is that it is the quality of sites that link to you rather than the hair of sites (although quantity plays too if they are of quality) that defines how important your own site is. If one PR5 site links to you that is much better than 5 PR1 sites. And the better ranked your site becomes the more likely it will appear in Google searches or even the all-important top three Google results. So it is important to be linked to being high PR pages.
PageRank is not just for the front page
Now the interesting thing is that when most people think of PR, and this includes advertisers that I have seen, they only seem to be thinking about the PR of the main page of the website. However, this is a big mistake. PageRank does as it’s name implies, which is to rank a page on the website. The front page is just one page. In a blog, each article will be on a separate page and those PageRank will separate the sides . What you will find in any blog is that the main page will have a PR4, let’s say, some popular articles will also have a PR4, some will have 3, 2 or even 1. And many, many articles will actually have a PR0.
If someone writes an article and links to your site then what is important is what is the PR for that article page they wrote, not the PR of the main page. Of course, over time, the PR on that article will change, and that is the beauty of the link architecture of the web. Someone who wrote an article linking to you years ago may now be super popular and that page may rank very well in Google – and pass some of that “Google Juice” over to you.
How to find PageRank
There are many tools available to help you determine the PageRank of any page. The Google Toolbar It is probably one of the most popular . There are also tools that ask you to enter an Url and it will return the PR. Simply calculate a search on Google for ” how PageRank” and you will find plenty of options that both promise to provide PageRank for one page or all of the pages on your website. The problem I have found is that many of these services seem to come and go. The tool that I used last week may no longer work this week since they are hosted solutions. So I have come up with a better solution.
My easy solution to finding internal PageRank
My solution involves two very solid solutions do not think it will disappear anytime soon. Google and the SEO for Firefox extension. First, install the extension and make sure that it is turned on . What this will give you is that when you do a Google search You will see additional SEO results for each row returned from the Google search. Important: make sure you turn off this extension if you are not SEO back care values. This is very easy to do by clicking on the icon in the lower right of the browser window.
Now that you have the extension running you need to do two things in Google:
1. Google settings Options Games to display 100 results per page.
2. In Google Advanced Search in research in a site area or a field, select your domain like “mydomain.com” without the quotes.
With Google set 100 to return the results and extension SEO for Firefox running after a short period of time, you will have 100 of your pages with the PR for each of those pages. You can use the Ctrl-F find a facility in Firefox to easily find internal PageRank pages of a particular search for ” PR : 3 ” example.
This solution is a little bit of a path-work solution but I am confident it will be around for a long time and that you can count on it to determine internal PageRank.
What solutions do you use to calculate internal page rank?
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