Why is my competitors page rank higher then mine?

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I don't seem to understand my PR is 1. My competitors are 2 & 3.
I have more content and more backlinks then one of them. I just don't understand I want my google page rank to go up so I can know I am doing something right! I know page rank doees not matter that much but it would be nice to see I also used good amount of keywords in my website such as aluminum die casting and stuff like that.
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  • Profile picture of the author IamTJM
    PR isn't necessarily dependent on the quantity of backlinks, but also quality among other factors. But like you said PR isn't as important as rankings in the search engines. Moving up in the SERPs is much more important at least in terms of getting traffic
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    • Profile picture of the author Mr Lim
      Originally Posted by IamTJM View Post

      PR isn't necessarily dependent on the quantity of backlinks, but also quality among other factors. But like you said PR isn't as important as rankings in the search engines. Moving up in the SERPs is much more important at least in terms of getting traffic
      TJ Is right, I had a PR4 and was ranked #7, where my competitor has PR0 and yet ranked at the #3
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    • Profile picture of the author nishant0000
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      i am also completely agree with you...i think you will have to concentrate to get the back links from the high pr websites and try to get do follow links from high pr websites
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  • Profile picture of the author jonhkh17
    Because your competitor has higher pr back link from many different, plus your competitor got quality content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    The best way to start unraveling the mystery is to compare your backlink profiles using a service like MajesticSEO or Yahoo's Site Explorer. Compare the quality of links your competitors have in comparison to yours.

    I'd guess they have a higher number of high PR links coming into the pages with higher PR.

    I look at these types of items in Market Samurai using the SEO Competition Module. You can just click the down arrow beside the website and do a PR Anaylysis and see what their link profile looks like. It gives you a quick idea of what you will need to do to outrank them in the SERP's and why they might have a higher PR than you.
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  • Profile picture of the author kengperapol
    PR of back links affect your PR too. Not just number of back links.
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  • Profile picture of the author superb8effect
    Check the quality of backlinks
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  • Profile picture of the author julianbooth123
    stop worrying about pr and just concentrate on getting the quality backlinks to your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shilpa
    They must have quality dofollow backlinks and quality rich content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Illuminart
    Quality backlinks is JUST ONE of the contributing factors when it comes to PR. Domain age can also account on a site's PR.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris X
    Its not about quantity, it is quality of your links that matters more. If someone has higher PR than you, it means they have higher quality backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author razorico
    In addition to checking the backlins, don't forget to take some of those keywords( I use semrush for that because it's give me very quickly all data I need, but I think here each tool will be good enough).
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  • Profile picture of the author dial123
    but y is it that there are site with no backlink yet have higher PR
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    • Profile picture of the author xmlconversion
      Dear,you are totally misunderstood by the term "high ranking".there are many factors which helps you attend no.1 position,but you can't be on the top for all time.you need to increase your pr submission rate.also bookmarking will be helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Broody
    Analyze site of your competitor with Seo SpyGlass
    Check whether that site is optimized for target keyword, whether lot of their backlinks have
    target keyword as anchor text, etc
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  • Profile picture of the author lovboa
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    PR is a funny thing. Don't wait for your PR to increase cuz it could take ages.

    Just forget about PR and if it just so happens that your site gets a higher PR one day, then rejoice!
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  • Profile picture of the author murrad
    Don't care much about PR..its not important. You just keep on creating links and sure..your PR will increase and you will move forward.
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  • Profile picture of the author HorseStall
    It is not just about quantity of backlinks PR can also be influenced by quality of backlinks. A few relevant links from trusted sources will rank better than a bunch of low-quality unrelated backlinks.
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  • Profile picture of the author offshoredataentry
    hey,
    Because your competitors may have quality backlinks. But it does not matter as long you get traffic towards your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author guitarizma
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    Don't worry about PR...it only applies to Google. Just focus on the content and getting quality backlinks and then sit tight and pray It takes time for the SEs to index the links and recognize your hard work. If you've put things in order and others haven't, sooner or later you're going to get better rankings.
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  • Profile picture of the author sanjay207
    you need a quality traffic don't be greedy to generate traffic .... & your content is pure don't copy other content
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  • Profile picture of the author patco
    Some high PR do-follow backlinks would work great and will raise your PR up.. You can do this with Article marketing or guest blogging on high PR related blogs
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  • Profile picture of the author mosthost
    It's cause your competitor ROCKS and Google knows it!

    When you start rocking your PR will go up too.
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  • Profile picture of the author mc9320
    Don't worry about Page Rank. Just aim for a diverse range of quality backlinks and with good on site SEO, you can beat a lot of sites with higher PR
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  • Profile picture of the author rosesmark
    Review:

    1- Backlinks
    2- Website Content
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  • Profile picture of the author OliviaSSLGuru
    Hi matrixv,

    First of let me tell you that PR works on your web site friendly structure and also back links. but in both the case you should have friendly web design web site with less use of JAVA scripts and also quality, relevance, and high PR back links. If your web site is being lacking any of listed aspect then you are loosing your PR.
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  • Profile picture of the author shan1977
    PR is not depends on number of backlinks. It is depends on quality of backlinks. Your competitor may have good quality back links.
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