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Why do some websites have PR5+ and 0 backlinks?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by freezeice04, Apr 13, 2013.

  1. freezeice04

    freezeice04 Power Member

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    I've seen some sites where they only have a few links or 0 links at all (Checked using ahrefs) but somehow the domain is PR5 or higher. How is this possible?
     
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    redirects?
     
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    acamso Regular Member

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    Could be a number of things. Keep in mind not all backlink checkers are accurate, up-to-date, etc. Although aherfs is great.. I am not too sure on this one. Would need further investigation.
     
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    freezeice04 Power Member

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    Definitely not a redirect... and there's no way you can get PR5 without ahrefs spotting a single link.
     
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    smilecold Newbie

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    Had the same question. Somebody on another forum gave an idea of it being fake. But how, I can't imagine.
     
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    Gogol Elite Member

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    Use ahref.com for checking links. There must be atleast 1 high PR site pointing to it(and that's enough for the PR).
     
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    StartupHat Registered Member

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    I've heard they can use fake PR
     
  8. freezeice04

    freezeice04 Power Member

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    Ahrefs can't find a single link or it finds a few links which are PR0

    I'd imagine these guys just got some very high PR links, then removed it after the update.
     
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    danailo Supreme Member

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    Links could be recently removed. 301 redirect. New backlinks not crawled from link checker. USe Link assistant. It checks for links at the very moment
     
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