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5 backlinks & Page Rank 3 ?? What gives?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dufc1983, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. dufc1983

    dufc1983 Power Member

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    Hey feloow blackhaterz.

    bout a year ago i bought a domain in the energy services niche.
    i scraped some content that was keyword heavy, and then
    pointed a few backlinks to it (Totalling 5, yea that right 5 backlinks!)
    the backlink were made up of some blogs. + 1 .gov & 1.edu site.

    Thenn i forgot all about the site, and low and behold i checked it the other day and the page rank is sitting at 3!!

    Any ideas guyz on how this could be possible with only 5 backlinks and a crappy scraped/spun content site?
     
  2. DustinSD

    DustinSD Registered Member

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    how competitive is the keyword?
     
  3. dufc1983

    dufc1983 Power Member

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    keyword is in very difficult price comparison hard niche.

    millions of exact.
     
  4. slowbeat

    slowbeat Newbie

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    I put up a sight about 8 years ago to display photo's from my high school class from many years ago. I checked its ranking, and its also got a PR of 3, and it has zero backlinks. Just to note, I've got a different site with 8 backlinks and its PR is 1. So, I'm still trying to figure out backlinks.
     
  5. EvilPlankton

    EvilPlankton Junior Member

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    The backlinks might have enough juice, the domain may have previously existed with higher PR, or G's PR algorithm is just throwing you a bone. I'm honestly beginning to wonder if G even cares about PR anymore.

    /shrug
     
  6. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Age + Content + Proof PR isn't the best for evaluating sites = PR3.
    ***math might be off.

    Age + Content + PR3 = Proof PR isn't the best for evaluating sites. maybe? lol
     
  7. dufc1983

    dufc1983 Power Member

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    yea i know lol

    :confused:
     
  8. havy90

    havy90 Newbie

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    your page rank get up t 2