There are a few ways to find out what Google thinks of a site. One of them is by using PageRank, which tells you the number of links back to your site. It’s no secret that having many links from other sites helps boost your website ranking in search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing. But how does this work? Why is it so important? And what can you do to get more links and improve your ranking?
How does Google use PageRank?
Many people have heard of Google’s PageRank system. In short, this is a numerical ranking that Google uses to measure the importance of your website in relation to other websites.
Your website’s PageRank is based on two primary factors: Interactions (the number of clicks your website receives) and Authority (the number of inbound links your website has). The more interactions and inbound links you have, the better your potential for higher PageRank.
PageRank does not only apply to websites, but can also be used for people. If a person has a high page rank, it means they are authoritative and highly trusted by Google’s algorithm.
What is the difference between PR and Pagerank?
PageRank is a computer algorithm developed by Google to help rank web pages based on quality and relevance. PR is the abbreviation for PageRank, which seeks to answer the question: “How do I get my website ranked higher in the search engine?”
The PR of a web page is calculated by dividing the number of inbound links that point to the page by the total number of pages it ranks on. The more links pointing at your page, the more PR you have. There are also multiple factors that affect how well your site ranks on SEO, like how long your site has been online and how many backlinks it has.
Pagerank is another way to calculate how well your website ranks in an SEO search engine.
Pagerank measures a website’s size and authority with respect to other websites across all search engines, not just Google. With Pagerank, you can determine which sites are most influential among other websites in terms of content topics or popularity. For example, if you want to find out which sites are linked with Wikipedia most often, then look at their Pagerank score instead of theirs PR score because they would have more influence over Wikipedia than they would over other websites searching for information about Wikipedia’s topics.
What are some other uses for PageRank?
PageRank is a system of assigning numerical values to web pages based on the number and power of the inbound links to those pages. The result is that web pages with more powerful inbound links from other, trusted websites tend to rank higher in Google’s search results than those with fewer or weaker links.
If you want your company website or blog to rank highly for specific keywords or phrases, you’ll need to do some work on your site’s visibility and PageRank.
Perhaps the most important aspect of PageRank is how it’s used for search engine optimization (SEO). If you want your website to rank highly for certain key words or phrases, you can build up your site’s PageRank by creating high-quality content on your site that will be relevant to those key words. This will make it easier for Google’s crawlers and algorithms to find your website when they’re searching for specific information.
Last Updated on January 3, 2022
Aires Loutsaris is a content marketing specialist working with some of the world’s biggest VC funded startups and eCommerce companies. He has 15 years of experience in organic search optimisation and content writing with over 2500 students enrolled in his Udemy SEO course. An ex-head of two award-winning agencies, he has lectured at the University of the Arts, London College of Fashion on content marketing and has consulted for all three of the Universities he studied at: The Open University, The University of Hull and Kings College University of London. Feel free to connect with Aires on LinkedIn or Facebook.