Date:30 April 2007 I Comments: 4 I Views:8,126

A site of mine that lost ranking and PR in Google nearly 3 years ago has finally been granted a PR again! It’s only a PR1 but it’s ever-so slightly better than PR0!

This site (UKMoneyPot) has also now been attributed a PR1 and the site has been online for a little over 3 months.

Another of my new sites has also recently gained PR1 but that particular site has only been live for 6 weeks!

I’m not a PR junkie and I couldn’t really care less about it to be honest. Some people consider it the Holy Grail of SEO but I don’t see the point in focusing much attention on it at all.

I’d like to see the stats that show how many home internet users actually have the Google Toolbar and how many of those clicked the box to ‘allow the toolbar to send information to Google’?

How important is PR to the average internet user? What about the large number of new users joining the internet everyday? Have they even heard of the toolbar?

OK, so a recognised way of gaining ranking in the search engines is to have a plethora of other sites linking to yours. If these sites happen to have a good PR, your site should ultimately be awarded a PR of it’s own.

Ranking well is definitely a way of getting visitors to your site but by no means the only way of generating custom by having sites linking to yours.

If you can find a site that can actually send you real visitors to your site from a link it must be worth more than a link from a site with a PR3 that doesn’t refer you any business?

Category: SEO & Web

Comments

  1. Kirsten,

    PR stands for Page Rank – a ranking Google gives to sites. You can find out more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page_Rank

    It’s all a bit vague as to what Page Rank actually means, how it affects your rankings in the search engines (Google in particular) and why you should be bothered about it, yet it is still a very basic indication of the value of a page.

    Rob