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Why does Google tell us Pagerank?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Scipio00, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Scipio00

    Scipio00 Regular Member

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    I think i have a good understanding of Pagerank and how i can use PR-data for doing better SEO.

    But what i never understood: Why does Google help me with that?
    Why is google publishing the Pagerank for all sites?

    Look how difficult it would be to estimate the quality of (low-middle class) links without Pagerank.
    Look how difficult it would be to build sitenetworks or sell service to people.

    So wtf, WHY?
     
  2. ahappynugget

    ahappynugget Registered Member

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    Yeah I'd like to see an answer to this seeing that PageRank doesn't even matter anymore according to what I've read. So what's the point?
     
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    RebelMaster Junior Member

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    They probably just do it to screw with our heads. :D

    RM
     
  5. thetermy

    thetermy Regular Member

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    PageRank is used as a trust metric: People who are looking at a site and are considering signing up can view the pagerank of the website, and "trust" the site more.

    This is from Google.
     
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    JoomLAB Registered Member

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    Its all what u have to know;)
     
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    madoctopus Supreme Member

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    So it messes up with your mind. Is Google's way to enforce mass control and brainwashing. Keep you hooked in lala land.
     
  8. Iwona

    Iwona Junior Member

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    Google tells us pagerank may be due to following reason.

    PR shows which sites are high authority sites so the users know the credibility of the page they are viewing.
     
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    azguru Elite Member

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    I think it's just to provide a measurement of how successful the site is in Google's eyes.
    Technically, someone who was looking into becoming a member on a site (or using a site in general) could check it's PR to see how legit it is.

    I'm sure if they didnt tell you, people would find a way to beat the system anyway
     
  10. rchandler67

    rchandler67 Newbie

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    But does anyone actually do this? I've heard this argument before, lots of times, but I think the number of people who aren't webmasters, who have any idea what pagerank is, and actually care about it, is probably rather small...
     
  11. Itachi93

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    Page Rank = Indicator Of The Amount of Do Follow Backlinks Pointing To A Specific Page.

    Thanks to the PR you can have an idea about how many links are pointing the guy.

    After Penguin release PR is going nuts, I see 1 month old domains getting quickly PR 4-5 with few backlinks.

    I think Google shows the PR to increase the user experience.
     
  12. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

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    I have another question..

    Why they choose the 0-10 scale instead the standard 30cm scale?