Here is my problem with PR though
An Adsense course I just bought from guys who have been around way longer than newbies, on their section (100 page tutorial) on top 10 competition, they basically look for this
1. Sites with PR4 or lower on position 5 of the top 10
2. sites with lowest BLP (backlinks to the actual page) as possible
Theorizing as the reason for this, their justification is that sites with PR 5, 6,7 etc especially those with strong backlinks (assumedly this means a high number of high PR backlinks) will be way more difficult to outrank than sites with lower PR, (PR4 Or less)
Assumedly they base this on past experience, but the question is,
Is this a valid theory
If PR doesnt matter, then why worry about outranking pages that are PR5 or higher?
It should not make a difference they should all be just as easy to outrank (theoretically) at least if the theory that PR makes no difference in the SERPs , holds true
Ok if this IS TRUE (PR does not matter)
why do people worry about it? Why do people go to so much trouble then to pay 100s of dollars per month for high PR backlink networks. ?
Apparently the PR of your backlinks (higher the better ) certainly DOES matter as far as google giving weight to your site, and since the strength of your backlinks makes a huge difference in your rankings.....................and since the PR of those backlinks makes a huge difference in their strength and the authority google gives your site.....................based on that analysis, Then PR definitely DOES MATTER, .........A LOT
So I guess when people talk about PR, the statement should be
The PR of your Backlinks matters and it matters a lot
But when these guys go for such high PR backlink networks , to me the ultimate result will be that their own site's PR rises dramatically
Look at that lose weight fast site that went to number one. Do you think its a coincidence he has so many high PR backlinks and he also 301 redirected a 10 yr old PR6 site to his site?
Why did he do that if PR makes no difference?
btw his site is now a PR6
this is where the confusion lies