Does PageRank Matter? What Does Google PageRank Mean? Will PageRank Get Me More Traffic?

There seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about Google PageRank, which has compelled to post this article. The general response on forums these days is that PageRank doesn’t matter, but it does, just not probably in the way most think it does.

Let me explain what I know about Pagerank, which is more than most people,  and then  you can decide if Google PageRank  matters to you or not.

What Does Google PageRank Mean?

  • PageRank is the name of Google’s link analysis algorithm, and is a tool used by the Google search engine.
  • PageRank analyses incoming links to a web page and measures its relative importance to the site.
  • PageRank  assigns  values of relevance, and authority to the incoming links, this is to help Google return the best possible, most relevant search results to the search tool users.
  • (Links from sites about dinosaurs to sites that sell televisions are not really relevant are they? PageRank would rate this link very very low)
  • PageRank will  be transferred from the linking web page to the linked to web page, this is often referred to as “Link Juice”.
  • The “Link Juice” can then travel from the linked to web page to any other pages linked off of that page, whether internal or external pages, and then the “Link Juice” will continue to travel from those pages onto all the other pages linked from there etc etc.
  • The “Link Juice” deteriorates every time it travels from one place to another. Pages that link out to other pages actually lose some of their Juice.

Note: The site that links out will still lose some of its PageRank by linking out, even if they use the NoFollow tag.

Does PageRank Matter?

Yes, of course it does, if you want to have more customers from Google for your keywords.

If you are the only one using your Keywords, and have no competition then it won’t matter as much, but everything you type including these words here may come up in a Google search at one point or another.

Will PageRank Get me More Traffic?

Yes, more traffic from Google, but how much more will depend on your site and keywords etc.

If there are many Websites with exactly the same relevance score for a particular keyword a customer is searching for, and you have the highest PageRank, you will usually be at the top of the search results. If you have the lowest you will generally be at the bottom of the search list.

To demonstrate this I will search Google for the word “The” (Obviously one of the most common words on the internet.)

Google Search for The

If you hade a PageRank of 10, you might make the top result for “The”

Results 1 – 10 of about 10,110,000,000 for The

 

 

You will notice the first results are always going to be very high PageRank, but not necessarily the highest because Google takes relevance into the equation.

The top four results here are PageRank 9, 8, 8, and 8 respectively.

You can see all the top results are of extremely high PageRank, imagine all the visitors  you could have if you had  a PageRank of 10.

Unfortunately I believe only Google has attained PageRank 10.

Is Google PageRank Important?

It certainly is to me, but it isn’t the only important thing in a website, I run a funny t-shirt website,  and decent keywords for funny shirts are extremely competitive.

When I type Funny T-Shirts into Google I get the following message

Results 110 of about 33,500,000 for funny t-shirts.

When I do this, funny-tshirts.com actually gets the top search result, it is just more relevant than PlanetaryBargains.com, it has a PageRank of 3. Even if I had a PageRank of 5 or 6 I probably still couldn’t beat them for that keyword, but I would certainly move up the list, I am pretty sure if I had a PageRank of 10 I would be on the front page.

How do I Increase PageRank?

  • The more relevant links to your website the higher your PageRank will be.
  • The higher the PageRank of the page that links to you the more “Link Juice” that will be transferred, unless they use the “NoFollow” tag.

So now you will have to decide if it is important to you.

For me personally I wish I had a very high PageRank,  I would get more people to visit it if I did, but if my website is not up to par, they wouldn’t stay very long would they?

You may wonder why my PageRank of my homepage today is only at a two, well that is because I dont have that many incoming links, and at the same time lose all my PageRank by having fifty or so outbound links to the rest of my website. I may actually be higher than two already, but the Google Toolbar is generally months out of date. The low number however doesn’t stop me from getting more than halve a million visitors each year.

If you really want to help, link to me, you know I could use it. After all PageRank does actually matter.

The Communist Party Shirt

The Communist Party Shirt

The Communist Party Shirt-Click Image $17.99 USD

As a journalist, I often have to go to places that could end up getting me flagged on some sort of watch list.

I attended a meeting recently, don’t mean to name drop, but in attendance there was  none other than Vladimir Lenin, Mao Zedong, Fidel Castro, Karl Marx, and Joseph Stalin.

It was quite a lively affair, there was a vodka spiked punch, party hats, lamp shades, and Cuban cigars.

I must admit when these guys all get together it can be quite entertaining.

I took a photo of that night, and placed it on this t-shirt, you can have a look below.

There are more pictures of the event if you click on the image.

Hooray Its The Communist Party ! Anyone have a party hat ? Wee this punch sure is strong, hey Mau did you bring any fortune cookies? Yes Castro I will trade them for a cigar ! Weeeee !

Mount Rushmore Rocks

This is possibly the most important story of my life or anyone else’s for that matter.

I have often wondered what all the American Presidents sitting up there on Mount Rushmore would say if they could see the current state of their nation.

With the enormous curiosity that grew inside me ever since I was a  child and first  saw images of this amazing mountain sculpture. I packed my bag, grabbed my passport, reporters notebook, camera, recorder, and  air ticket.  Then literally  ran off to the airport to get this incredible story.

I won’t bore you with the details of my eighty seven hour flight, and ten week drive to the mountain, but let me just say,  I will never eat another kit-kat with my right hand ever again.

Upon arriving to this historic and amazing place, a piece of wonderful nature and art combined, I set up my camera, and recorder, got out my notepad, and prepared to document this once in a lifetime event.

I have placed my work below for you to have a look at the amazing and important events that transpired.

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Funny Olympic Martial Arts Fighting Shirt – Karate Kid Tee

Funny Martial Arts Competition Shirt

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Karate Kid Training:

Miyagi: First, you wash all the car. Then wax. Wax on…

Daniel: Hey, why do I have to…?

[Daniel wonders if Miyagi is picking on him just like all the kids at school do.]

Miyagi: Ah ah! Remember deal! No questions!

Daniel: Yeah, but…

[Daniel begins to wonder why he is such a loser]

Miyagi: Hai!

[makes some circular gestures with hands]

Miyagi: Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don’t forget breathe, very important.

[Miyagi: walks away, still making circular motions with hands]

[Daniel in protest tries to stop breathing, but cant because he is such a loser]

Miyagi: Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off.

Real Martial Arts School Training (Where the popular kids go):

Kreese: We do not train to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak. Here, in the streets, in competition: A man confronts you, he is the enemy. An enemy deserves no mercy.

[Kreese thinks he is cool, and wants to beat up some of the kids in his class later for fun]

Daniel arrives to the fight with his new wax on wax off skills

Daniel: All right, so what are the rules here?

Miyagi: Don’t know. First time you, first time me.

[Daniel thinks WTF]

Daniel: Well, I figured you knew about this stuff. I figured you went to these before. Oh great, I’m dead. I am dead. You told me you fought a lot.

[Daniel thinks he is going to die]

Miyagi: For life, not for points.

[Miyagi also thinks Daniel is going to die]

Daniel Walks towards his doom

Daniel: Where am I, this ring over here?

[Daniel thinks he is going to die soon]

Miyagi: Hai. Number three.

[Miyagi tries to hold back a smile, knowing Daniel is in for it]

Daniel: What’s that guy kneeling like that for?

Miyagi: Don’t know.

[Miyagi knows what he is kneeling for, he is praying for forgiveness for the things he is going to do to Daniel]

Daniel: Don’t you know anything you can tell me?

Miyagi: Hai. No get hit.

Kreese: Bobby – I want him out of commission.

Bobby: But Sensei, I can beat this guy!

Kreese: I don’t want him beaten.

Bobby: But I’ll be disqualified!

The opponents bow.

[Bobby shuts out all outside destractions, concentrats on Daniel, thinks through several fight scenarioes in his mind, remembers his training]

[Daniel prepares to Wax off]

They both assume fighting stances.

The fight begins.

Bobby kicks off Daniels head.

[Daniel wonders why he is such a loser]

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Karate Kid Gets It Shirt

The actual story behind The Karate Kid, non hollywood version:

Karate Kid Training:

Miyagi: First, you wash all the car. Then wax. Wax on…

Daniel: Hey, why do I have to…?

[Daniel wonders if Miyagi is picking on him just like all the kids at school do.]

Miyagi: Ah ah! Remember deal! No questions!

Daniel: Yeah, but…

[Daniel begins to wonder why he is such a loser]

Miyagi: Hai!

[makes some circular gestures with hands]

Miyagi: Wax on, right hand. Wax off, left hand. Wax on, wax off. Breathe in through nose, out the mouth. Wax on, wax off. Don’t forget breathe, very important.

[Miyagi: walks away, still making circular motions with hands]

[Daniel in protest tries to stop breathing, but cant because he is such a loser]

Miyagi: Wax on, wax off. Wax on, wax off.

Real Martial Arts School Training (Where the popular kids go):

Kreese: We do not train to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak. Here, in the streets, in competition: A man confronts you, he is the enemy. An enemy deserves no mercy.

[Kreese thinks he is cool, and wants to beat up some of the kids in his class later for fun]

Daniel arrives to the fight with his new wax on wax off skills

Daniel: All right, so what are the rules here?

Miyagi: Don’t know. First time you, first time me.

[Daniel thinks WTF]

Daniel: Well, I figured you knew about this stuff. I figured you went to these before. Oh great, I’m dead. I am dead. You told me you fought a lot.

[Daniel thinks he is going to die]

Miyagi: For life, not for points.

[Miyagi also thinks Daniel is going to die]

Daniel Walks towards his doom

Daniel: Where am I, this ring over here?

[Daniel thinks he is going to die soon]

Miyagi: Hai. Number three.

[Miyagi tries to hold back a smile, knowing Daniel is in for it]

Daniel: What’s that guy kneeling like that for?

Miyagi: Don’t know.

[Miyagi knows what he is kneeling for, he is praying for forgiveness for the things he is going to do to Daniel]

Daniel: Don’t you know anything you can tell me?

Miyagi: Hai. No get hit.

Kreese: Bobby – I want him out of commission.

Bobby: But Sensei, I can beat this guy!

Kreese: I don’t want him beaten.

Bobby: But I’ll be disqualified!

The opponents bow.

Theu both assume fighting stances.

Bobby kicks off Daniels head.

A Comment I made was censored by “The Man”

There is a video at the bottom of this post I would say Please watch, it is very important, just scroll down and watch it if you get tired of my rant.

I was on a social bookmarking site, and there was a sponsored add from a major contributor to global warming , telling us that since there was some info withheld by an individual during “climategate” then that means suddenly everything is a  lie etc, you have probably seen the type.

I get really upset that some people for some reason buy into this crap so I had to say something.

This was my reply to them, which was censored and erased, and then I was banned from the site, I will re post it here:

Trying to make the planet, and air more healthy in is the interests of us all.

The only reason people would bother arguing against it is because they fear they will lose money if they try and fix our planet.

Greed is the very reason we are in trouble.

There are so many people that think fixing our environment will hurt them financially including some of the largest businesses in the world, and some of the richest, and sleaziest companies in the world have turned to PR campaigns to try and convince us there is no problem.

I will have to trust in the world leaders and their scientists, not sleazy corporations wiping out rain forests with everything, and everyone in them.

For some reason all the world leaders and their advisers think it is important to meet on such matters, and a lot of misguided people that believe anything they read, reguardless of its source,  think they suddenly know better than the majority.

A few intercepted e-mails which are not published scientific documents, therefore are written by individuals not a community, I believe are being blown out of proportion by scumbag companies for their own means. That probably hacked the e-mails in the first place. Why put that past companies that make hundreds of billions from wiping out hundreds of square kilometers of ancient rainforests per month? Not only all the trees, and animals in it, but also burning anti foresting protesters with flamethrowers from helicopters.

Do you really think they care about you and me?
I am aware that this does not hold very many relevant facts so I will post a few links and you can do your own research if you like.

http://us.cnn.com/video/?/video/international/2009/12/06/damon.indo.sumatra.rainforest.cnn

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/12/07/copenhagen.climate.talks/index.html

This Video is about some of the work being done for a solution to the problem, but it also does a good job of showing the problem.

This is a good launching point for some serious research if your interested.

The Bad Guys?

http://tiny.cc/am6nhw

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_warming_controversy

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