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No clue what I did but..

Kingsfortune asked 9 months ago
So I checked my PR for one of my sites like 2 weeks ago and i was at 0…..just checked today and its at 3 now….. site has been up for around 2-3 months…and ive done like 2 link exchanges…is there anything in particular that could have contributed to this sudden jump in PR… or I just got lucky and didnt have to endure that google sandbox? Im clueless lol

KF

7 Answers
remco answered 9 months ago
Where can i see your site?

Engineer answered 9 months ago
PR and the “sandbox” are 2 different things. The sandbox effect is related to your position in the serps, whereas PR has to do with the number and quality of links pointing toward your site. PR does affect your position in the serps, but if your site is in the sandbox, having good PR won’t do much for you. You basically have to sit and wait. Or, you can target less competitive keywords.

Kingsfortune answered 9 months ago
ahaaa i see now….I never really understood all this seo business, thanks!

KF

antoine answered 9 months ago
To become a pr3 you would simply need 1 pr 4 website linking to you. If you want to become pr5 you would therefore need one pr6. Sometimes it takes 2 higher sites linking to you.

My personal opinion is that you should not waste your time tracking pr.

Dominique answered 9 months ago
antoine wrote:
My personal opinion is that you should not waste your time tracking pr.

I agree.

I haven’t seen it making any difference in anything.

hklein answered 9 months ago
antoine wrote:
To become a pr3 you would simply need 1 pr 4 website linking to you. If you want to become pr5 you would therefore need one pr6.

Is this so easy ? I mean easy to understand ?

webber286 answered 9 months ago
There was a full PR update a few weeks ago, maybe a month now, so the PR you see today would have been showing since that last update. Google updates the visual PR about every 3 months. The real PR is held behind the scenes, so the day they update PR is the only day that the visual PR is completely correct.

Calculating PR isn’t quite as easy as stated above, but it is on the right track. Here’s a link that attempts to crack the PR code.

http://www.kenkai.com/google-pagerank-table.htm

And, Dom is right, PR is just one measure, it is the quality of links coming to your site and how you are linked that determines your placement in the SERPS.