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Old 09-09-2007, 10:35 AM   #11
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Your getting soft Brian, that or your having a good weekend.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:37 AM   #12
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Thanks for the favor Brian
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:51 PM   #13
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IMO, PR is determined with quality incoming links your site has. PR is achieved thru link building. It doesn't necessarily follow that when you have lots of link backs to your site, you would also have lots of traffic from them. Traffic is gained naturally by a number or marketing methods - in which link building is just one of them.
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Old 13-09-2007, 07:32 PM   #14
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I guess there is some correlation between PR and traffic as most sites on page 1 of Google have good PR.

The problem with all forums are posts are simply based on people's opinions and with Google nothing can be taken for granted due to its secrecy policy.
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Old 13-09-2007, 10:05 PM   #15
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Even when I was learning SEO, it was a very common complaint in SEO forums that a page with lower PageRank was ranking above them. And this is from the days when PR updated monthly, so the value was relatively accurate compared to now.

PR is a rough indicator of a site's link profile - but it's exactly how that link profile is skewed that's really important - ie, to which keywords, at which pages - which is really important. PR can't show that, and it means a well optimised low PR page can outrank a higher PR page on the same topic.

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Old 14-09-2007, 08:53 AM   #16
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That can be the case Brian but it is unusual.
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Old 17-09-2007, 12:17 PM   #17
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How do you mean, Tracy?
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Old 17-09-2007, 05:44 PM   #18
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It is unusual for a site with a PR of 2 to have better SERPS than a site with a PR of 6
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Old 18-09-2007, 12:27 PM   #19
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Not really - not for ranking for specific pages for specific keywords, especially if the lower PR page has a good link campaign behind it.

Also, newer high PR sites are far less likely to be able to rank for their target keywords than lower PR but older websites. I think the whole authority issue has really underlined the issue.

I have seen plenty of examples myself - for example, I had an old site in a certain news niche. I set up some free directly links, then decided the branding was crap, so set up a better branded keyword domain and set up some very strong links to it.

The older site with PR1 still outranks the newer PR4 site for the keyword. And that's on the main index page, rather than a niche internal page.

Seriously, PageRank isn't really worth worrying too much about. Sure, it's a great badge to wear - I was chuffed when Platinax when to PR7 - but even still, its traffic has been flat all year when it began as PR5.

I would always recommend looking at sales and conversions and niche traffic levels over PR anyway.

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Old 16-10-2007, 09:34 AM   #20
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my site PR :0 , traffic : 500 /day
another site : PR2 : traffic :100/day.
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