Although I promptly alerted Google when we launched this blog about three months ago, our Google PageRank has always been 0 out of 10. Not anymore. We have suddenly emerged with a PageRank of 7 out of 10. PageRank is Googleâ€™s â€œmeasure of importanceâ€? of a page, and is determined as follows:
PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page’s value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves “important” weigh more heavily and help to make other pages “important.”
Important, high-quality sites receive a higher PageRank, which Google remembers each time it conducts a search. Of course, important pages mean nothing to you if they don’t match your query. So, Google combines PageRank with sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search. Google goes far beyond the number of times a term appears on a page and examines all aspects of the page’s content (and the content of the pages linking to it) to determine if it’s a good match for your query.
For comparison purposes, hereâ€™s the current PageRanks of some other blawgs:
I’m surprised we stack up so well considering we don’t get anywhere near the number of hits that many of the above blawgs get. I assumed there would be a strong correlation. Anyway, thanks to those who link to us!