Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by hsmith, Apr 19, 2010.
Doing absolutely nothing in terms of marketing/SEO/etc?
it's alright...but pretty much anything below PR6 is attainable w/o too much effort
subtle high pr rank brag
doesn't matter since you won't be keeping it
lol, great thing about all those sites that harvest shit from the App Store, they propagate that shit out everywhere
it's not bad
that is, if you plan to sell hard links or something. you should be more concerned with your SERPs.
Damn, my main site, which is #1 or #2 (depending on the day) in Google out of millions of results, has been PR0 for 2 years now
I was PR3 once a little over a year ago, but then I sold a link to this dude with some retarded website of his own (for a month only) and ever since I've been PR0.
Good thing PR doesn't really matter or have any effect on your Google rank.
That's not really true, pagerank exists to weed out the more relevant pages from the spammy/bad ones. That being said, yes you can rank #1 with a PR0 website depending on the niche, but pagerank is certainly a factor in your placings.
I'd never heard that was confirmed before. Hmm...
I mean, that's why it exists. That's why Google became so popular, they don't rank websites solely on number of links or on page optimization. It's definitely not the only or even most important factor, but it is a factor. Otherwise it'd just be a made up number for bragging rightz. In the eyes of Google, the higher the PR the higher the relevance, the higher the rankings. I'm not sure if you follow matt cutts, but he works for google and has talked about that multiple times in videos.
Not trying to sound like an asshole or anything, just giving my input on it.
I know it used to play a big role in SERP placement back in the day, but I didn't think it still did
I seem to recall reading in Matt Cutts blog that PR didn't affect SERP rankings. Hmm now I have to go search his blog again.
It matters, but the internal PR is far more important than the external. Your internal PR can change daily, whereas the external changes once every few months.
With that said, I've seen a lot of sites with PR1 or PR0 rank in the top 10 for very competitive keywords and much higher than similar pages with PR3(or higher). It's all circumstantial.. but as Phasm said, it definitely is a factor. So are many other things, though.
backlink quality/relevancy and correct on page optimization are far more important imo. I don't want to get into a giant argument about how imporant PR is or isn't, but that's kinda of the fun of SEO. There's very few definitive answers and just best guesses based on what you think is working right. Some of the best SEOs in the world argue daily about how things are factored in/work