My Blog Has a PageRank of 5
Nov 7 2007

After doing my post on The Google Trap, I happened upon Pearl’s post at Interesting Observations on Find Page Rank of Every Page of Your Site.  She found a link to a site called Live PR where you can enter your URL and it tells you the page rank of your landing page and all other pages associated with your blog.

As I mentioned in my Google Trap post, I honestly had no idea what the page rank of my blog was.  Well after entering it at the PR Live site, it turns out it’s a PR 5 which apparently is a pretty good thing!  Many of my individual posts range from 0 to 3 rank, but I was pleasantly surprised to see that the was a PR 5.

Oddly, it says a post of mine called New Web Template Site is PR 5, but I don’t have a post that has that name.  Also, the number one viewed post on my blog on planning my son’s transformer themed birthday party has a PR 0.

I then asked Pearl in the comment section of her blog what PageRank really meant, and she sent me the following links:

PageRank Explained

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 considerably more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; for example, 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.” Using these and other factors, Google provides its views on pages’ relative importance.

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 dozens of 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.

Thanks Pearl!  Because of you I know more today than I did yesterday about PageRank. 🙂

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6 Comments on “My Blog Has a PageRank of 5”

  1. 1 pearl said at 2:42 PM on November 7th, 2007:

    🙂 Congrats on much sought after (yet infamous) PR and 5 is awesome, not easy to achieve for a newer blog 🙂

    But the most interesting find is that post that you don’t even have 🙂 thanks for the kind words 🙂

  2. 2 Aruni said at 3:03 PM on November 7th, 2007:

    Thanks Pearl. I think the URL must have been switched because I do have a post about creating a new website using a website template but what they show as the permalink is not want the actual permalink is. Go figure!

  3. 3 Grizzly said at 5:27 PM on November 8th, 2007:

    A PR5 is not easy to achieve for any site and this puts you in very esteemed company.

    There are veteran bloggers who would die for your ranking so well done – you need a quality site with quality links to achieve what you have and from what I see you deserve it.

    Well done.



  4. 4 Aruni said at 10:05 PM on November 8th, 2007:

    Hi Grizzly – thanks for stopping by. I saw your funny post on your blog…must be nice to be a millionaire. 🙂

    I really don’t know how I achieved the rank…guess I must be lucky and may be the fact that I haven’t had any Text Link ads on my sidebars helped.

    I almost lost your comment because it was flagged as spam but since I saw your cute bear Avatar on mybloglog readers list, I knew you must be legit…or at least I hope so! 🙂

  5. 5 Grizzly said at 6:12 AM on November 9th, 2007:

    Hi Aruni,

    Having a URL with the term “make money” in it is a pain when writing comments as it always sends up flags for the filters. lol (Thank God for the Cute Avatar!Ha)

    I just wanted to say that luck had nothing to do with your PR – you have great content and have kept your outbound links to a minimum while obtaining some pretty decent inbound links.

    I could use your blog as an example of how to do things right – and I just might with my readers.

    Again, well done and thanks for saving me from the spam dungeon! ha.



  6. 6 Aruni said at 5:56 PM on November 9th, 2007:

    Thanks Grizzly – I had to fish this comment out of spam too. Have you thought about changing your blog name to BewareOfGrizzlyBearMarkets or something like that? 🙂