Why Is PageRank Important?

Mathematical PageRanks (out of 100) for a simple network (PageRanks reported by google are rescaled logarithmically). Page C has a higher PageRank than Page E, even though it has fewer links to it: the link it has is much higher valued.  A web surfer who chooses a random link on every page (but with 15% likelihood jumps to a random page on the whole web) is going to be on Page E for 8.1% of the time. (The 15% likelihood of jumping to an arbitrary page corresponds to a damping factor of 85%.) Without damping, all web surfers would eventually end up on Pages A, B, or C, and all other pages would have PageRank zero. Page A is assumed to link to all pages in the web, because it has no outgoing links.


Everybody thinks pagerank is important but almost no one admits how important it is. The importance of pagerank can be scored by the point that Google considers the pagerank as one of the main point while ranking a site in its search results. If you have a good pagerank then you have high chance to be ranked above any other lower ranked page.

Pagerank is the general algorithm of Google which ranks a site on the basis of its back links. In fact the main element of allocating a Pagerank to any webpage is the number of sites linking to the webpage and their own Pagerank value. This can also be taken as a popularly contest between high interest sites.

Pagerank is measure with a scale from 0 to 10.

Pagerank 0-2: Any websites between a Pagerank of 0 to 2 are considered as new websites just starting out in the industry. Any sites that is cached by Google in its initial days are given Pagerank of 0 and later in the first Pagerank update they can be qualified for the Pagerank 2. Most new sites which gain a sustainable amount of backlinks within its preliminary stage can also receive a higher pagerank from Google.

Pagerank 3-6: Any established sites which has proven its performance and already have some good back links falls into this category. Most websites that are about 10-12 months old and with back links can get a Pagerank of 3-6

Pagerank 7-10: Any websites that has a Pagerank 7 or above can be considered as the industry leader of that niche. You can find very few sites gaining a Pagerank of 7 and above as it takes good amount of time and some established technique to get a Pagerank above 7.

So, how to increase Pagerank?

Increase the site: If you increase the amount of pages in your websites and link it with each other then you have high chance to get a better Pagerank. A good amount of back link is very important to get a pagerank but in the process don’t get fooled by creating to many pages with useless content because Google’s spider crawls your website and may penalize you for wrong content.

Create a network: Pagerank comes from back links so its much better for webmaster to get engaged in networking to build relevant and high quality back links for their website. Sometimes simple exchange of back links can also work but it’s good to get one way link from high quality website which will then give better link juice for your future pagerank.

Why is it so important?

Pagerank can be vital for any website that depends on traffic from Search Engine. You will be ranked higher than another sites if you have a good pagerank. So, think today and start working on building pagerank to get better exposure on Search Engine rankings.

Now you know what pagerank is and its importance. So, start working on getting relevant links pointing to your site RIGHT NOW!

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^PV Reymond

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“Links are primarily intended to:

  • Manipulate PageRank
  • Increase site optimization
  • A Higher Search Engine Ranking for Your Website
  • An Increase in the Informative Nature of Your Website
  • Linking Increases the Credibility of Your Website
  • Establish Connections within the Internet Community
  • Suggest an Affiliation with other Websites”

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  1. Dead PC
    7 years ago

    Thank you for the article and for making a little more clear why is good to have a high PR.

  2. Yet there are some sites that have a low page rank and rank higher than ones with a high rank. But Iof all the search I have been doing on page rank, i like how you have cleared up the explanation of the numbers. Now i know why my page has a rank of only 0. Thanks
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  3. Winston
    7 years ago

    Can you tell me why my site has a zero page rank with G, even though it’s popular, has a lot of backlinks, good traffic and a high Alexa rank?

    It doesn’t make sense and is costing me a lot of money and traffic every month. I’ve spent 10 hours a day the last three years building up and promoting my website, and G just screws it up by giving me a zero PR with no explanation and refuses to answer any emails!

    I’ve gone to the G Help Forum, written them many times, submitted many site reconsideration requests in G webmaster tools, etc. Yet no response from G! No one can explain why G penalized me. I did not violate any of their guidelines.

    So what is the problem?

    Frankly, it’s not right that G owns the internet since it is virtually the only company in the world with no real contact info, no real customer service, and no way to discuss any problems with them. That’s just wrong.

    What can I do? G won’t answer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    My URL is: HappierAbroad.com if anyone can help.

  4. Affiliate Marketing
    7 years ago

    You have some great information here. I like your explanation of page rank 0 to 10. I do not think that I have seen a site of 10 before. Thank you for the info.
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  5. PV
    6 years ago

    @Winston If you are getting traffic forget page rank, the most important thing is that your site is popular and that people like it and that you have lot of visitors.

    So, don’t worry about page rank and continue working the way you have been doing it so far.

  6. Nice article on Page Rank…but I think that PR doesn’t effect search results and its also declared by Google that PR has no effect on SERP, then why PR is important??
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  7. akshu
    6 years ago

    yes PV the page rank isnt too much important their are some more factors that are involved in page ranking that are given equal consideration. Simply building a high quality and unique contents website is best thing that you can do to attract visitors with no page rank or high page rank.

  8. prasad jachak
    6 years ago

    thanks for this info..I didnt knew it was that much important..thanks again..

  9. Rob
    6 years ago

    I think things are changing, I’m still reliant on page rank for research…but I think that things will change in the future. Google is evaluating content these days with the focus being on the user. The user informs us whether the content is good or garbage. Very clever thiinking on Google’s part and I think it is the beginning of the end for pagerank as more emphasis is place on value and content.
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  10. abhishek
    5 years ago

    I just visited many blogs and forums to know what exactly page rank is?
    I am also having some knowledge about this but got some confusion because of many discussions.
    Now after coming to this discussion I feel that this is what I was feeling and my thought is also matching. Many were saying it has no use and other things but believe me page rank is really usefull.
    1. it helps your website to be crawled frequently.
    2. high ranking if there is a tie between two website for content.

  11. Mayank patel
    5 years ago

    thanx for such a good instructions,,,,,,,,,

  12. Suprim
    4 years ago

    I just started my website it is on pagerank 0 but i hope it reaches at least 3. Vey nice information thanks
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