I've been out of SEO and online stuff for about 6 years. Now I'm learning all the new stuff to get up to date. I used to have PR6 around 2005 and now I have a PR2. So I look at this PR chart every now and then and was thinking today about the plain cost to rank. I still think that PR is the #1 thing that tells the power of a site. I know people out there look more at stuff like backlinks, authority, moz this and that, and ahrefs #'s. I still look at PR as the #1 indicator (although not fake PR.) So here's this chart: And putting a $10 price on a PR1 site since, so far, I've only been able to find PR1 sites on a consistent basis that can be bought for $10. I've bought some PR6, PR5, and PR4 sites but these aren't consistently available. This tells me that to fabricate a PR4 site out of thin air with expired domains I would need 444 PR2 sites, costing about $4500. To create a PR5 I would need to spend about $25000 to buy 2444 PR2 domains. Are my thoughts going in the right direction? Or is there any easier way to guarantee a PR5 by creating my own web 2.0's and spamming them with thousands of spammy links using GSA or SENUKE? PR6 would need 73,000 PR1 sites costing about $1million to buy. Or passing the link juice down from 20 free web 2.0 properties that each have 75,000 PR1 spammy links? Looking at the chart it seems the magic sweet spot is getting 444 PR4 links, since I have been able to find these off and on. This would cost me between $5000 and $15,000 to "buy" a PR6 for myself, correct (plus hosting fees of $20,000 a year.) Just want to get some feedback on the validity of these charts and some linking formulas to get significant PR. I'd like to get a PR6 again if that's even possible these days.