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Google Pagerank Explained

What is Google Pagerank?

Most website owners are familiar with Google pagerank and have a reasonible understanding of what it is. Here’s a brief reminder: “PageRank is one of the methods Google uses to determine a page’s relevance or importance.” If you want to know the pagerank of your webpages or other webpages simply download and install the Google Toolbar from here  http://toolbar.google.com/

That’s it in a nutshell, but for a full explanation visit www.iprcom.com/papers/pagerank/

Smashing Magazine have a comprehensive article on pagerank and does a pretty good job of explaining it’s meaning and how it works [as far as we know!]. It asks questions such as:

  • Google PageRank: What Do We Know About It?
  • How Does PageRank Work?
  • Impact on Google PageRank
  • What is PageRank?
  • Which factors do have an impact on PageRank?
  • Which factors don’t have an impact on PageRank?
  • Google PageRank: Theory & Scientific Background
  • Google PageRank Tools & Services

Check out the full article at Smashing Magazine Google pagerank , they explain it far better than I ever could.

I’ve always been of the opinion that part of Google’s success is that they get website owners involved in the pagerank competition; many become obsessed by their pagerank ‘score’, counting the days until the next pagerank update. It’s addictive and can distract from the real work at hand. A word of advice, high pagerank doesn’t necessarily mean high page visits so don’t get too obsessed by your Google Pagerank.

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