I think that's generally accepted as true (although you couldn't test it, because if two pages were identical, one of them would be dropped from the index). But saying that PR is enough to make the difference between two otherwise equal pages is a far cry from saying it's an important part of the algo. Most people believe it's one of about 100 factors, and not as important as many others.
I'd bet money if you had two identical pages (with identical links), one with higher PageRank than the other, the higher PageRank version would win the SERP battle.
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Posted 27 October 2003 - 07:52 PM
Posted 27 October 2003 - 07:58 PM
Might be a good experiment to run... if you are saying PageRank does not matter at all, then two identical pages (each with identical links) should be on the same page of SERP results regardless of PageRank.
I believe I already said that same thing earlier in this thread. Yes, of course that's true. I never said that PageRank doesn't do anything. It most certainly does have an effect. But again, it's one thing out of 100 things that are factored into Google's ranking algorithm.
And yes, it's also true that your high PageRanked page will be more apt to get reindexed more quickly than a lower PageRanked page. And it's also true that a link from one of your high PageRanked pages will also be more apt to get indexed quickly.
Google does appear to be more interested in visiting sites that it deems "popular" via PageRank.
Posted 27 October 2003 - 08:07 PM
But hey... I'm still learning the rest... I'll make tools for SEO folk, SEO itself is too much work for me... heh
Posted 28 October 2003 - 06:49 AM
How are you?
Let me try to use this comparisment to explain the importance of PageRank:
The President of the USA has many friends (high PR)
Suppose you have as many and just as important friends as the President (same PR)
The friends of the President always talk very good about him when it comes down to politics (keyword rich anchor texts)
Your friends talk very good about you when it comes down to coding (keyword rich anchor texts, but not in politics)
The President alway spoke in the right way when talking about politics, He said/says what people want to hear. (Great copy)
So why is he the President and you are not? At the same time you can be sure he would never get a coding job)
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