When does a page inherit rank from a domain?

by leeh
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Hi

I've submitted an article to a directory with a PageRank of 6 and the rank for the article is N/A. It's been indexed and is available in Google but still has no defined PR. I was wondering how it all worked. Does the article slowly inherit PR over time? If so, do we know what sort of timescale is involved?
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  • Profile picture of the author Warrior Helper
    One backlink isn't likely to have any effect on your own PR. It takes multiple high PR backlinks to begin raising your own ranking. The PR ranking system is very complex and just one backlink will not do anything to raise your own PR.

    Your sites PR is the sum inherited amount from all backlinks so you need several of them to have any effect at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author leeh
      I appreciate that but I meant the article page itself had no rank, not the website it's backlinking to. Does it inherit it slowly? Without any PR my article is unlikely to appear as a result on EZA because there are bound to be general websites with higher PR that will contain the phrase.

      Is that not how it works?
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  • Profile picture of the author Warrior Helper
    My orginal answer explains it. It doesn't matter where the page is you still have to backlink it multiple times to get PR.
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    • Profile picture of the author leeh
      Oh, right.

      Please stick with me here and help me to understand this as fully as I can.

      I know to get as many backlinks as I can to my target site and have heard that it is beneficial to obtain these backlinks from high PR sites. I have a number of articles on EZA with backlinks to my site. All articles currently do not have a PR value themselves. Whilst I'm getting the actual backlinks to my site, the articles themselves will never be displayed in Google because they lack PR.

      So in this scenario my website has benefitted from the number of backlinks, but not from any PR. How do these articles develope PR so that they are more likely to displayed? Do they need similar incoming links to them? Should I be writing more articles that contain backlinks to the main article that links back to my site? Like the spokes of a wheel? If I were only after the backlinks, I would not need to write articles that linked to the main article because I wouldn't be necessarily concerned that people read it, just that it contained the backlink to my site.

      If the article needs backlinks pointing to it to increase PR, what is the benefit of having posted it at a directory with a PR of 6 as opposed to 3? If EZA's PR doesn't apply to the article I've submitted and the only way to increase it is to backlink to it, then I could have posted it on either directory and starting backlinking and achieved the same result.

      I hope I've been able to explain things a little better this time. Am I missing something or making an incorrect assumption?
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  • Profile picture of the author leeh
    Nobody to confirm or correct me on this?

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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Durham
    You are partially correct, but the "Authority" of the domain you are posting your article's to plays some part. So if you started an article directory, posted one of your articles on it, and then built the PR of this article up to 6, it would not be as powerful if you did the same on an authoritative site because the established site has more "push".
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  • Profile picture of the author tribros
    Leeh - check out this article and I'm sure you will understand how pagerank works.
    Pagerank Explained. Google's PageRank and how to make the most of it.
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    • Profile picture of the author buslead
      Originally Posted by tribros View Post

      Leeh - check out this article and I'm sure you will understand how pagerank works.
      Pagerank Explained. Google's PageRank and how to make the most of it.
      Really useful link, kept me engrossed trying to understand it for a while. Particularly useful calculator that helps you create an internal link structure that keeps your pagerank focused on your target pages.
      Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author leeh
    Now that's what I'm talking about, thank you, Tribros!
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    • Profile picture of the author tribros
      Originally Posted by leeh View Post

      Now that's what I'm talking about, thank you, Tribros!
      Originally Posted by buslead View Post

      Really useful link, kept me engrossed trying to understand it for a while. Particularly useful calculator that helps you create an internal link structure that keeps your pagerank focused on your target pages.
      Thanks
      It's my pleasure.
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  • Profile picture of the author phpnetpro
    Often, you won't see a pagerank update on Google - at least not for a while.

    They do assign a PR to any given page they index, but those values aren't really released to the public as a PR value for potentially months.

    When I've received backlinks from a really good website, I get fairly instant results and Google will also usually start to index my site more frequently after that point.
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