I made this post in response to a thread about how difficult it is to get PR. I decided to make a new thread with it to give more people an opportunity to see it. -------------------- I'm going to tell you how to get as much PR as you want. Assuming you know how to program, you can get mega tons of it. Here are two methods you can use to get yourself more PR than you know what to do with. First method ... find some old, abandoned, PR8+ domain (abandoned as in they don't take care of it anymore and it has lots of dead links which aren't weeded out because the site hasn't been touched in the last 5 years) and start following the links. Follow all the sites it links to. Follow all the sites they link to ... keep going and search through the PR7s, the PR6s linked domains ... by the time you're down to PR5 then find a different PR8+ domain and follow the links, rinse and repeat. Eventually you're going to find a backlink to something that has expired. Don't get your hopes up for it to be a domain you can register, that won't happen. What you will find are things such as abandoned blogs (abandoned as in it doesn't exist there anymore) on web2.0s that allow old unused subdomains to be re-registered. You will also find things such as dyndns free websites that have been abandoned and can be reused. And lastly, you will find some mistyped domains. Your only hope of finding an actual domain like this (the only way I could get one anyways) ... one time I found a site-wide link on a website that was mistyped. That domain had never existed before ... and the site owner was trying to link somewhere but put in a typo. I registered that domain ... cloaked it to make it look like it was going to the real source (but for Googlebot I 301'ed it to my money domain). If you are patient with the above method ... you will get as much PR as you want. I only spent a couple weeks doing it and found an abandoned PR6 blog, a site-wide backlink from a PR6 mexican university blog (that doesn't exist anymore -- lasted a good year though ... that was the mistyped URL method), and about 8 PR5 abandoned dyndns and other types of free web2.0 blogs that could be re-registered. I found all of them manually (before it ever occurred to me to search and spider for PR with programming) ... so I'm sure if you're clever you could do far better than I did. The second method of getting a whole ton of PR. I fully outlined it here in a post I made a while ago. In summary, what you're going to do is create a forum profile on sites (like vbulletin) with a twist. These forums have a "last 10 viewed" widget on the side. So after you create your profile -- you will proceed to navigate through the whole list of profiles. If that site has 100k members, your page will get 100k internal backlinks (because each one of them link to your profile page with the last 10 viewed widget). If the site has 1 million members ... you can get your 1 page 1 million internal backlinks. All these backlinks send PR back to your profile. At one time, when piwik.org still had forums that structurally allowed this, I had 5 PR6 profiles. Yes you heard me right ... I had 5 profiles that were each-and-every-one PR6 each. When joomlart.com used to structurally allow this (can't do it there anymore) ... I had about 20 PR5 profile links. Those two sites alone gave me 5 PR6 backlinks and 20 PR5 backlinks. It doesn't have to be just forums. For instance -- you take a look at ANY web2.0 and you start thinking "how can I suck tons of PR out of this?" I'll tell you how, look at folkd.com. Do you realize if you "folkd" something, it sticks a backlink on that folkd page back to your folkd profile page (which has all your backlinks on it)? How many web2.0 social bookmarking does that? (nearly all of them?) So what you do is make a PR spider, find the top 300 PR pages at folkd and folkd them all, this gives your folkd profile 300 PR4, PR5, PR6 backlinks. That makes your profile PR5+ ... and all the links you link to get high PR. (I haven't looked at folkd recently so forget this if they did something stupid like nofollowed their links). Look at my.opera.com ... every blog you visit gets your profile a do-follow link. So in other words, you visit 100 PR5 blogs and your own blog gets 100 PR5 internal backlinks. (It used to be my.opera.com wasn't nofollow with outgoing, they are now though). Tons of social websites have a structure where if you "like" something or comment on a page ... your own profile gets a backlink. Let me ask you this ... if I could tell you right now where you could get 500 PR5 do-follow comment backlinks to your blog, would that excite you? Well guess what ... there's more social bookmarking and web2.0's out there that you can build a blog on, then go to other people's PR5+ blog on the same site ... make a comment and it automatically gets your own blog on that same site a do-follow backlink. So all you have to do to make your own blog on that site PR5 (or 6) ... is to build a blog there and run around making thoughtful comments which are auto-accepted on all these other blogs on the same platform. If you had this system where other domains were directly linking to your own domain it would probably be your wet dream come true. This system is almost as good ... instead of directly linking to your domain, they're directly linking to a tier-1 blog that links to your domain. That one decent high PR blog you build on that web2.0 is a great asset to your money site. I could go on and on ... if you have a mind for it, you could find new sites every day which could be leaked and drained out of tons of PR. There ya go -- go wild with it and have fun.