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Strange PR Ranking?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by l30st0wn, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. l30st0wn

    l30st0wn Newbie

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    I don't know what is going on but one page on my site has a PR of 2 when the rest have none. Whats the deal with this did google update that page before the rest I'm confused. I never did any back links to that page this has got me stumped.:confused:
     
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    Is it your main page? if not maybe someone really liked it and it spread.
     
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    PR isn't a site wide thing. PR is based on the backlinks to a page, so it's possible for all your pages to have different PR and the main page doesnt have to be the highest.

    Most sites you find with the highest PR for the main page is because that's the page that's promoted for. (ie. most of the backlinks are made to domain.com). It doesn't have to be that way though. If most of your promotion is to domain.com/page4 then that page will likely have the higher PR. Usually a lot of the PR will be transferred up to the main page through internal linking, but depending on how your internal linking is setup that isn't always the case.

    It really doesn't matter though. Focus on ranking in the SERP for plenty of keywords and the PR will naturally improve over time as well anyway. PR is cool, but your SERP ranking is what's important. Unless you need a high PR because you want to sell your site or you want to sell adspace on your site, the only reason to really care about PR is for when you're looking for sites to get backlinks from. PR isn't going to get any traffic to your site, a good SERP ranking will.
     
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    No it's my about us page that is on my pc repair business's website. I have only had the Domain for 3 weeks, and only setup back links to the home page that's why I'm confused.
     
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    a few things to look at on why that page has a PR and the others done.

    Look at your tracking. Look at the key terms that people are coming to your site on. If that page is the main page getting traffic then google will value that page more than others that are on the site.

    Also you could have some back links coming to that page and so on. there are several factors to hard to say without knowing what the site is.
     
  6. l30st0wn

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    Sounds good appreciate the replies looks like I have more reading to do.:D
     
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    That is strange then. ;)

    If you want to mess with it you could try making any internal links to the About Me page be no follow. That way you won't be funneling any internal PR to that page. Be sure not to make links from that page to your other pages no follow though. Basically you want to try making the PR still flow from it to the other pages, but stop the internal flow to that page.

    Or you could just not worry about it. :cool: lol