I’ve been looking at Google PR for various sites since Elliot wrote about Google updating their Page Ranks.
It looks like Google made their latest update on June 27th.
Honestly I was not happy that TheDomains.com which had a Page rank of 6 for well over 1 1/2 years, dropped to a 5.
Then I started looking around various sites and saw that Google now only has a PR of 9 while Facebook has a PR of 10.
So if there are only 10 sites in the world with a PR of 10 then 10 is really not an attainable goal.
I mean if Google.com and CNN.com can only achieve a Page Rank of 9 what hope does a popular site have to reach a 10?
Godaddy.com is only a 7, techCrunch.com is an 8, Bing.com is an 8, Yahoo.com, Youtube.com and Twitter.com have a PR of 9.
So lets pretty much call the top achievable number a 9 not a 10, for 99.9999999999999% of all sites in the world.
Certainly its important to have a Page Rank but how accurate are Page Ranks?
I looked at some sites I own or are involved in and I have to admit it doesn’t seem to make much sense.
Thedomains.com which now has a PR of 5, has 12,600 pages indexed in Google and has 378 back links in Google.
MostWantedDomains.com also has a PR of 5, but only has 10,300 index pages and only 31 back links.
LuxuryBedding.com only has a PR of 3 but has been in the number one position under the search results for term “Luxury Bedding” for over 2 years so what’s more important to be number 1 or have a higher Page Rank?
Finally Rightofthedot.com which was just launched in January has a Google PR of 4 although it only has 21 pages index by Google and 16 back links.
So I guess I’m saying I don’t get it.
How can one site with 10x more back links and more index pages have the same PR like MostWantedDomains.com and TheDomains.com?
How can a site with less than 1% of the indexed pages and back links compared to another in the same industry only have a 1PR difference?
I’m sure there are some SEO guys out there that can shed some light on Google PR and its importance and how the number is formulated.
But I guess if there was a true answer Google would still be a 10 rather than a 9.