So what is Page Ranking?
Many websites and published web articles will give you many diverse explanations of what page ranking (PR) is! In a nutshell all you need to know is that PR is a score search engines allocate to your website between 0 – 10 to depict how important they consider your website to be.
How is Page Ranking measured?
Again this is a subjective issue and again many different websites and articles argue the exact determination of measuring PR! We believe that the “importance” of your website is measured and influenced by how many websites link to your web pages but that are of the same theme or subject.
Why is Page Ranking important?
It is generally agreed that websites that have a higher than 0 page ranking, tend to gain higher results in search engines for their given phrases. In our opinion a page rank above 3 is enough to gain effective SEO positioning. It is near impossible to gain a PR of 10, however Google.com does boast this score.
How can you gain a higher page rank?
As part of our SEO services, we action back linking campaigns with relevant directories and other sources to achieve higher page ranking for the websites we market. This influences the positioning of our marketed websites in search engine results. Although a higher Page Ranking is essential in SEO, just a higher PR will not result in successful search engine positioning for your phrases.
Page Rank is only allocated to a websites indexed primary domain name!
A website is not allocated a PR, only an indexed domain name associated with a website is allocated a PR. An example of this is with our own website: this is indexed in all major search engines with our www.vnm.co.uk domain name (primary). This is currently showing a PR of between 4 and 6, yet if you look at the page rank of domain name www.virtualnet.co.uk this only has a PR of 4 yet its destination is the same website.
Example Page Ranks:
- Google.com 10/10
- Google.co.uk 8/10
- Vnm.co.uk 6/10
- Virtualnet.co.uk 4/10
- BBC.co.uk 9/10