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Old 22-09-2008, 01:32 PM   #11
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Pagerank is not everything for sure, but it is the single most clear indicator! There is nothing which better reflects a sites quality and when you consider that the Google algorithm takes into consider approx 200 factors for a PageRank value, it is as good as anything to go on.
PageRank is suggested as simply 1 of 200 - rather than 200 factors in PR.

It really isn't a clear indicator of anything, though, other than a metaphor for a site's link profile. It states nothing on ranking position of traffic.
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Old 23-09-2008, 12:33 PM   #12
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Most high ranking website for competitive terms display a high page rank, does this not point to the fact there is a correlation between PR and Serps?
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Old 24-09-2008, 10:48 AM   #13
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Not at all - it is so easy to go through any Top 10 list of pages ranking for any keyword, and find that they are absolutely not ordered by Toolbar PageRank value.
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Old 16-02-2009, 10:25 PM   #14
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I have tended to use page rank as a measure of how my link building is going rather than anything more than that. If the ranking goes now then I know I am doing something wrong with my link building and visa-versa.
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Old 31-08-2010, 03:05 PM   #15
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Page rank is relative to the keywords you are competing for.

On-page optimisation PLUS Pagerank is difficult to beat.
You will also notice that some HIGH PAGE RANK sites rank well for keywords they are not really targeting, they just appear in their content. This is because Google would rather rank a TRUSTED site than a badly optimised site with low PR, however you can easily out-rank non optimised HIGH PR sites (but not Optimised HIGH PR sites).

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Old 06-09-2010, 03:47 PM   #16
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Google has continued to distance itself from Page Rank, so it should never be taken as the be all and end all. Also, a website with loads of relevant, well-tailored PR2 pages is likely to be more valuable than a couple of PR6 pages. I simply use it as a general indication of website's age, as opposed to how much traffic that site receives.
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Old 09-09-2010, 08:04 PM   #17
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I was under the impression that the pagerank was an indication of how much Google trusted the site. Therefore, it follows that if you're trying to rank for a certain term, your page rank (as well as the amount/quality of inbound links obv) has an effect of how well you will rank for those terms?
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I was under the impression that the pagerank was an indication of how much Google trusted the site. Therefore, it follows that if you're trying to rank for a certain term, your page rank (as well as the amount/quality of inbound links obv) has an effect of how well you will rank for those terms?
There's no relationship between PR of a page and how well it ranks - this is a fallacy that has been clearly disproven for years.

PR is just illustrative of the link profile of a page - not the ranking profile. That's very different.
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Old 29-11-2010, 03:15 PM   #19
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Thanks for sharing. I could not agree more! It is hard to explain to someone that a site that is ranked at a PR2 or PR3 can sometimes be just as good as a PR6. It's a shame that many people have started taking Page Ranks as the be all end all of website evaluation.
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Old 17-12-2010, 02:18 PM   #20
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Page Rank is still an interesting and important indicator of a site ranking worth. I believe SEOMoz still values it and it is integral to their linkscape product.

I think the concept of Domain Rank that SEOMoz has introduced in its LinkScape tool is worth mentioning also.
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