Saturday, August 27, 2011

Page Rank

Unable to get a PageRank for my sample webpage, I was trying to understand how exactly PageRank works and found an interesting article which explains how PageRank works.


* PageRank is a link analysis algorithm, named after Larry Page and used by the Google Internet search engine.

* PageRank process has been patented which is assigned to Stanford University and not to Google !!!

* It is a numeric value that represents how important a page is on the web.

* PageRank of a webpage depends on the pageRank of the inbound link also.

For more details:


* Why doesnot a webpage get an immediate PageRank?

* If the PageRank of a webpage depends on the pageRank of the inbound link, then can I have a high PageRank for my sample webpage - by having a link for my webpage from my facebook profile. ( Facebook has pagerank - 10/10 ) ?

1 comment:

  1. Here is an interesting article which says google is re-ordering its search algorithm to incorporate +1 button(refers to googleplus) into a crowdsourcing tool which will influence the PageRank and thus might help fight web-spam.

    Google uses over 200 signals that help determine the ranking of a website and +1 is a likely addition to it and hence google plans to scrutinize more on what people are liking and sharing online!

    The link to the article is below.