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PR of page vs relevance

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by leehughes, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. leehughes

    leehughes Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I use MS and it has a nice feature which I love of checking the PR backlinks of any URL.

    I was wondering how this would go up against the relevance of that page to your subject?

    I am reading and hearing more and more that google considers the relevance quite important.
     
  2. chano420

    chano420 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Im not sure that anyone is going to be able to give you a for sure answer on this. With that said, one PR8 link is 100000000 times better than 1000 PR1 Links, so you will have to consider this when evaluating how relevant (or irrelevant ;-)) a link is to your site.

    On a side note, remember that the text in the link is important too. For instance if ford.com (PR 7 relevant to cars) links to a computer manufacturers site yet uses the form -a href="http://mycomputersite.com"-computer manufacturers-/a- then google is going to interpret that ford.com (a high level domain) thinks that mycomputersite.com is a good site for computer manufacturers. Do you get what im sayin?
     
  3. xbotx

    xbotx Newbie

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    Due to LSI (which some people have called bullsh*t on) links from relevant content sites weigh heavily in the favour of an un-contextual link. That said, not sure how this would compare relatively to the PR - good question.

    I'd say it's in the middle, a contextually relevant PR1 could be better than a plain un relevant content PR2, however not as powerful as a PR5.
     
  4. leehughes

    leehughes Regular Member

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    Guess aiming for both then I can't go wrong ;)

    Fully understood :)
     
  5. xbotx

    xbotx Newbie

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    Any feedback or testing on this Leehughes?
     
  6. leehughes

    leehughes Regular Member

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    not yet... my sites are now so i have to wait for google to hurry the hell up and crawl it etc etc
     
  7. leehughes

    leehughes Regular Member

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    I was thinking about this all day and I am now convinced that relevance is more powerful than high PR
     
  8. lablinks

    lablinks Senior Member

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    I think so too. I've ranked some of my sites pretty high without a single backlink just using the content.
     
  9. stevehoskins80

    stevehoskins80 Newbie

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    Pr is pretty irrelevant these days to seo unless your getting high pr backlinks,which done steadiy over days and weeks rather than hours and days should have you going up the search engines.
     
  10. Micallef

    Micallef Supreme Member

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    It is 100% possible to rank a site based on only irrelevant links. I do it constantly.

    I view a relevant link as about 5 times better than a non relevant link of the same PR. They are gold if you can get them, but not necessary.