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Lost Backlinks & Increased Pr

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#1 dcrespo


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Posted 04 November 2009 - 10:19 AM

This is a strange situation I've run into and I was just curious about your thoughts on this.

I know PageRank doesn't matter, but I have a site in which after the recent PR Update, 2 of it's pages increased their PR even though each lost backlinks according to Site Explorer.

Does anyone know why something like this would happen?

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 10:28 AM

Does the data at Webmaster Tools back that up?

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 12:08 PM

That's because PR is not the number of links, but the number and quality. A handful of quality links will out trump thousands of ones every time.

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Posted 04 November 2009 - 07:09 PM

Google claims that Toolbar PR is not based solely on links. But like Jill says, you only need a few good ones to get a nice boost in internal PageRank, which is somehow reflected in the toolbar numbers.

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