Page Rank

The PageRank of a given page in a web is a measure of the chance that someone randomly selecting links between pages will find that page. This means that high PageRanks get assigned to pages with many incoming links, especially from pages with high PageRanks themselves.

The GoogleSearchEngine provides a particularly reliable guide to the WorldWideWeb by ordering search results by PageRank. Likewise the GoogleDirectory orders its entries by their PageRanks.

Several documents describing PageRanks in more detail and the mathematics by which they can be calculated can be found on the WorldWideWeb - a search using Google turned up within the first ten results. [BrokenLink] PageRank Search

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While is broken, I have found this link at which may be related to the original.

I am curious though, what use can you make from the results of using such a tool? I am not a WebSite designer so please use terms I can understand.

In response to the above question. The page rank is an indication of how Google has been viewing your site for the last 3 or so months, they don't actually display the current page rank for your site, although they do use it internally as part of the calculation for determining where you should rank for a particular keyword. There are other factors that are used to determine exactly how you rank for a keyword - content, the number of time the keyword or related terms are in the page, the metatags, your url, the title of the page, etc, etc. There are many resources out there that can help you to understand this, both online and offline, including an "SEO for Dummies" book that you can pick up at your local bookstore.


It's not a "page rank", it's "PageRank". The name doesn't come from any notion of "ranking pages" or somesuch but from LarryPage, who originally created it.

See also: BackLinks

PageRank importance and calculation of pagerank is well explained at . There are many other good articles to understand pagerank. Simple search in google should lead you to some good articles. Is this LinkSpam?

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