Wednesday, September 26, 2007

PageRank Explained

Wow! Times flies. It is my 89th post already! Thanks guys for witnessing the growth of my little web traffic project.

ok. Back to PageRank...

PageRank is one of the methods Google uses to determine a page’s importance.

It's "simple iterative algorithm"

PR(A) = (1-d) + d (PR(T1)/C(T1) + ... + PR(Tn)/C(Tn))

*PageRank or PR(A)

Here is a very good technical paper on PageRank.

PageRank Explained

Have fun reading... (OR you can skip the reading portion and goto the summary below)

Ok. Are you done reading? …you are still awake! Wow! cool…

For your easy reading, interesting points about the article are condensed below:

According to the equation:

Getting inbound links to your site is the only way to increase your site's average PR.

If you add pages to a site you're building the total PR will go up by one for each page (you have to link the pages for it to work), but the average is the same.

If you want to focus the PR into one, then you have to use hierarchical linking.

If you link outbound to other sites, your site's average PR will decrease. The degree of the decrease will depend on the quality of the linking.

Conclusion: PageRank is ONLY ONE OF THE METHODS to get high ranking in a Google search list. What is increasingly important to Google, however (as many evidence and people pointed out) is the text in a link's anchor which decides the relevance of the target page


·The original PageRank paper by Google's founders Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page


J@n!ce said...

MT, I just read from our master's blog that Google Pagerank is coming to an end. Check out his site :)

Janice Ng

MakeTraffic said...

Thanks Jan for popping by. I have read Bobby's article. I will do a response soon to that after i gather some research. Thanks for the info. Cheers!

MakeTraffic SEO Traffic

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WaterLearner said...

Hi MT!

I finally understand the equation of this PageRank thing by reading your post! Thanks!

Have a Good Weekend!

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