PR and backlinks?

by thecableguy 4 replies
It's my understanding that pagerank isn't passed from page to page. For instance ezinearticles.com, squidoo.com, blogger.com, etc. has a high ranking for the homepage, but for the individual articles or blogs the pagerank is 0 most of the time.

Is there any advantages to getting a backlink from a high pagerank site say ezinearticles.com from a page with a 0 pagerank (your article) verses any other website with a 0 pagerank. I'm not talking about getting traffic from the article itself, but the link itself.

Thanks

Alan
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  • That's been debated around quite a bit, believe me. First of all, none of us actually know Google's algorithm. And Google (and Matt Cutts) isn't telling. There are people who firmly believe that you will only get credit for the actual PR of the actual page where your link is.

    Since none of us actually know Google's algorithm, the information people give you is an educated guess at best. At worst, it's just a parroting of what "somebody said".


    However, I have researched many, many, many BIG NAME websites: Microsoft.com, CNN.com, Drudgereport.com, etc. MOST of their links come from "inner pages"; yet they all have great Page Rank themselves.

    Even if one of the sites was on the front page of a High PR blog, after the blog was updated several times, the link would move its way to an 'inner page'. I saw thousands of blog backlinks in my research of the big names.

    Matt Cutts (remember, he's not telling Google's algorithm...he can't) refused to answer a direct question similar to this:

    Stephan Spencer: OK. So, I guess, a follow on to that would be: a .edu and .gov link, and so forth, has, typically, a more pristine link neighborhood, so it is not just about the PageRank, right? The link neighborhood comes into play.
    Matt Cutts: That is a little bit of a "secret sauce" question, so I am not going to go into how much we do trust that sort of stuff.
    Stephan Spencer: OK. I am going to slap my wrist now. Ouch, ouch!
    Matt Cutts: [laughing]
    http://www.stephanspencer.com/search-engines/matt-cutts-interview

    Link neighborhoods that are bad are places like "link farms" and the like. Those are the 'hood or the ghetto when it comes to backlinks. We all know what happens if we use those. Those are suicide for our websites.

    I believe that a lot more comes into play than the PR of the actual page on which your link appears. I think the PR and the value of the domain itself is a big factor in your own Page Ranking.

    My pitiful, non-updated site continues to steadily rise in PR; even on this last update when so many people actually LOST Page Rank.

    Originally Posted by alanfukuda View Post

    It's my understanding that pagerank isn't passed from page to page. For instance ezinearticles.com, squidoo.com, blogger.com, etc. has a high ranking for the homepage, but for the individual articles or blogs the pagerank is 0 most of the time.

    Is there any advantages to getting a backlink from a high pagerank site say ezinearticles.com from a page with a 0 pagerank (your article) verses any other website with a 0 pagerank. I'm not talking about getting traffic from the article itself, but the link itself.

    Thanks

    Alan
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    • Profile picture of the author thecableguy
      Thanks for the replies. Yeah I understand links coming from authority sites (forgot about that), but I was a little confused doing a google search using the google toolbar and seeing pages that were submitted years ago displaying 0 PR from a high PR site. And the backlinks from blogs, articles and lenses showing 0 PR.

      Alan
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      • Profile picture of the author trade queen
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        It is all common sense anyway.The thing is that it is a one hard work to get a good page rank and that is it.Any business you start will take time to profit.A long time.
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