Isn't PageRank page-specific and not domain?

by Helios
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I often see people here talking about PR6, PR7, etc. blogs and site to build backlinks with, but I was under the impression that PR is a grade given to specific pages and not domains. So if you social bookmark on a "high PR" site, it's the same as if you do it on any other site since the page you're linking from is new. Or am I wrong?
#domain #pagerank #pagespecific
  • Profile picture of the author Helios
    bump......
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  • Profile picture of the author sovereignn
    You are correct Page Rank is Page specific hence "page"

    Well page rank flows through a website.

    So it may make that page A LITTLE stronger but I doubt it would be too noticeable of a difference

    The biggest upside though is the higher a domain's PR is the higher chance your backlink will be indexed and also should make it stay indexed longer
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Coudriet
    Page rank is used for individual pages. Most sites have their highest page rank on the home page. Generally speaking, I high PR site will get get its internal pages ranked easier than lower authority sites. Higher PR sites can get crawled more often so backlinks get indexed sooner rather than later.
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  • Profile picture of the author carrotdogs
    Okay, so when I hear people talking about High PR Links, they should be referring to the PR of the Page with the link on and not the sites Homepage PR?
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    • Profile picture of the author dburk
      Originally Posted by Michael Coudriet View Post

      Page rank is used for individual pages. Most sites have their highest page rank on the home page. Generally speaking, I high PR site will get get its internal pages ranked easier than lower authority sites. Higher PR sites can get crawled more often so backlinks get indexed sooner rather than later.
      Hi Michael,

      You were correct in your first sentence, then contradicted yourself in the second sentence.

      There are not "Higher PR sites", there are sites with higher PR pages. Since that is the point of this thread, I thought I would point that out.


      Originally Posted by carrotdogs View Post

      Okay, so when I hear people talking about High PR Links, they should be offering to the PR of the site with the link on and not the sites Homepage PR?
      Hi carrotdogs,

      I think you must have meant to write "the PR of the page" not "the PR of the site", else what you wrote makes no sense.

      Because folks so often refer to a "site's" PR there are many many people that are misinformed and they have difficulty understanding SEO because the have the wrong ideas in their head.
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      • Profile picture of the author carrotdogs
        Originally Posted by dburk View Post

        Hi carrotdogs,

        I think you must have meant to write "the PR of the page" not "the PR of the site", else what you wrote makes no sense.
        Yeh I meant the page and not the site. Thanks, Have now edited my post
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