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Does (5x PR1) = (1x PR5)

Discussion in 'Link Building' started by jameslarkin, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. jameslarkin

    jameslarkin Newbie

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    Does (5x PR1) = (1x PR5)
    Im thinking of ways to analyse my competition, and try and get a better ideas of what kind of links to get
    For example

    Should i try and get 1x PR5 link instead of 5x PR1 ranked pages
     
  2. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    No, its not a linear thing.

    It will take 1000's of PR1's to match a PR5.

    Ignore PR, if you don't understand it use other metrics.
     
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  3. Conor

    Conor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Nope. Don't use PR to analyse anything, as it isn't visibly updated anymore.

    It always surprises me how more people don't know this by now.
     
  4. Seowarlords

    Seowarlords Junior Member

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    Listen to that what Hughes said and ignore the PR (in the most cases).

    And remember - it's better to get 1 quality link per month rather than 10 low quality links.
     
  5. SirLouen

    SirLouen Junior Member

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    Actually I've observed that .gov PR1 can rank higher than a PR5 link.
    The issue I find with Page Rank, is that I don't know exactly why, it takes ages to update. I have >2yr DA>40 CF>30 TF>30 domains with PR1 !
    So you can have an hiper-tier3-blasted site with high PR and a super ranker with minimal PR.
     
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  6. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Ok brilliant, good for you.

    I once observe a horse trying to mount a cow.
     
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  7. UptonGoodwin

    UptonGoodwin Power Member

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    It's because everyone selling domain related services still pushes the PR as a sales pitch and so half the people still think PR matters.

    2 years since google updated PR, don't worry about PR as a metric.
     
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  9. jameslarkin

    jameslarkin Newbie

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    Thanks ever so much for the info, iv only just started studying seo, quite new, iv been using the moz bar, and seo quake to get a better idea

    Would you tell me which metrics are moat important when looking at competitors links and how good they are
     
  10. MoneyMakerNeil

    MoneyMakerNeil Newbie

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    It would actually sound sensical, but I've tried doing that and I can say a PR5 will do better than 5 PR1s.