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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Google Page Rank

I've become intrigued by Google Page Rank. In my opinion, it doesn't really matter what PR a site has, all that matters is that the product/service that you are selling, is selling. However, I noticed my Blog has a PR4, and wanted to know if my efforts at getting quality backlinks will be worth anything on the next Page Rank update. So I found some PR predictor sites; the results all say that this Blog will be updated to PR 5. Well, that doesn't really mean much in real life, but some people hang their hat on PR. I believe that PR plays no part in the sales level or popularity of a website, but I do wonder if PR makes a difference when actually selling a site? I would say that if Mr Pink had a website to sell, the intrinsic value of a good PR rank (eg >4) should pump up the selling price by at least a little. What's your thoughts on PR as an aid to increase the selling price of a domain or website?

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2 Comments:

At 1/05/2006 03:21:00 PM, Anonymous Sarah said...

I agree that PR is a waste of time worrying over. But I would say that if a site had PR of 7+ then it does mean a little more. Not in terms of visitors etc but I think that an importance of 7 or more does give the site a little bit of a standing in my books.

There's a good PR checker at http://www.seologs.com which predicts a bit of movement for some of my sites. The next update is meant to be mid to end january.

 
At 1/05/2006 07:18:00 PM, Anonymous Chance said...

I have checked out three of those prediction tools and found my pagerank is going to be 0, 5, and 8 depending on the tool.

Honestly, I don't think any of them are going to be right. My site should come out of the sandbox any day now, so it will be interesting to wait and see what I get.

I don't count on pagerank for anything other than personal gratification- I think its useless in SERPs, and its all about who is linking to you, not what your pagerank is.

I suppose it would make a nice selling point to some when you go to market your site though- after all, most people would pay more for a PR5 site than a PR1.

 

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