How to Check Fake PageRank?

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I've heard that you type in, to Google:

info: "domainnamehere.com"
or
info: domainnamehere.com

And if the info you see is talking about a different domain, then its fake.
But if the info is talking about the domain you mentioned in the query, it is real.

Am I correct here?

I am just very nervous about buying domains.

I also have heard that if a domain has no content on it -- and its a blank page - that it really doesn't have PR. But I do not believe this.. Shouldn't its PR be from its backlinks?
#check #fake #pagerank
  • Profile picture of the author TheJBrown
    Here's all you need to know to analyze an aged domain.

    It also covers the issue of fake PR as well! If you hit all the points in this video, I'm sure the domain is good and you'll be just fine

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    • Profile picture of the author kaytav
      Originally Posted by TheJBrown View Post

      Here's all you need to know to analyze an aged domain.

      It also covers the issue of fake PR as well! If you hit all the points in this video, I'm sure the domain is good and you'll be just fine

      How to Analyze Aged Domain Names - YouTube
      Great video. It was helpful to understand. It is very important to check if the domain is having real PR or not. Many people get scammed due to this.
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  • Profile picture of the author paulrigby
    If i search for info: "domainnamehere.com", it shows the same thing what is already shown when i search for domainnamehere.com. It shows the title tag and the meta description over there.
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  • Profile picture of the author peter786110
    Google PageRank is obviously important to many webmasters and advertisers, as well as to Google itself. Recently, there wass a big scam going on concerning faking a pagerank. The victim of these scams were generally new webmasters, but even professional webmasters were tricked. Here are some easy ways on how you can check a website/domain for a valid Google Page Rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author tech84
    Check the website here:

    View HTTP Request and Response Header

    if it says 301 redirect to some other website, it means the page rank for that site is fake.
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  • Profile picture of the author C29662C
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    check OpenSiteExplorer . org

    if the page authority and domain authority are too low and/or No Backlinks to match up with claims.. the site is a dud... avoid it by all costs

    A PR1 is the only pagerank i've seen that can show up as 'no information ' on OSE
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  • Profile picture of the author Tiiberiuss
    Fake PR is usually obtained by redirect. This tool is great fake PageRank checker Check Page Rank | cekPR.com
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  • Profile picture of the author C29662C
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    ^ agreed with the guy above
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
    Originally Posted by The Oilman View Post

    I've heard that you type in, to Google:

    info: "domainnamehere.com"
    or
    info: domainnamehere.com

    And if the info you see is talking about a different domain, then its fake.
    But if the info is talking about the domain you mentioned in the query, it is real.

    Am I correct here?

    I am just very nervous about buying domains.

    I also have heard that if a domain has no content on it -- and its a blank page - that it really doesn't have PR. But I do not believe this.. Shouldn't its PR be from its backlinks?

    I buy domains all the time.

    Content has nothing to do with PR, so people who say that a site that is blank doesn't have PR do not know what they are talking about. PR is a measure of the quality of incoming backlinks.

    Originally Posted by Tiiberiuss View Post

    Fake PR is usually obtained by redirect. This tool is great fake PageRank checker Check Page Rank | cekPR.com
    Actually, there are a lot of other ways to fake PR too.

    Do the info: check like you stated. If another domain appears, it is definitely fake. If the domain you are checking shows up, it is probably real, but still could be fake.

    Check the site in SEOmoz's opensite explorer. If the DA is 0 or very, very low, it is most likely fake.

    Last, check the backlinks. SEO SpyGlass will give you the best data you need. You want to see that the links are still alive (no other backlink checking service that I know of does this in real time, so you need to use SpyGlass), and the PR of the pages those backlinks are on. If there are no high PR links coming into the domain, but it somehow has a PR of 4 or 5, guess what? Even if the site has passed all the other tests, the PR is fake or being manipulated for the sake of the sale. You want to see high PR links coming into the domain that legitimize the PR the domain has.

    To take it step further and make sure the PR is not going to be lost quickly, you want to analyze where these links are coming from. If most of them are on the root domain of these sites, it is probably going to lose the PR. Lots of links from root domains likely means the links are rented. When the person sells the domain, they are going to stop paying for those links and the PR goes away. If they are not rented, they are probably from a blog network and will quickly roll off the home page. Again, bye-bye PR.

    Take a look and see if the links are the type of links that are likely to stick around. Blog comments that are 6 months old, are probably not going to be deleted now. Links from an internal page that hasn't been updated in 2 years are most likely not going anywhere. That is the kind of stuff you want to see.
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  • Profile picture of the author palms
    Mike, when you set-up a domain after purchase, do you only need to re-create the urls that are linked to, or should you set-up all urls that Google has indexed?
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by palms View Post

      Mike, when you set-up a domain after purchase, do you only need to re-create the urls that are linked to, or should you set-up all urls that Google has indexed?
      I recreate URLs that had pagerank. I redirect everything else to the homepage or another page.
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      • Profile picture of the author paulgl
        Every PR checker can be fooled. But human logic
        cannot.

        The best way to decide if the PR is fake, is to
        look at the site. If it's one page, it's probably fake.

        If searching for the domain yields just the domain.com
        index page, it's probably fake.

        If searching for the domain you see no cache, it's fake

        No cache in google MUST 99.99999% of the time mean
        PR is faked. Very simple if you think about what the
        cache means.

        Also, people fake PR8,9,10. PR9 and PR10 sites is
        a very small list, very well known. PR8 is a lot
        of hard work. Hence, they would have to be in
        the google cache.

        With PR7, transition steps in. PR6 is pretty easy to
        get. Many foreign sites get this, especially from
        places like India.

        But still, the google cache would be a pretty good
        parameter.

        See, the way PR is faked, google cannot cache the page.
        It must be redirected to the page it is getting its PR from.

        Now in very rare cases, they pull the redirect at the same
        time it gets crawled, causing Marty McFly and Doc Brown
        problems.

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      • Profile picture of the author diamondoleg
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        I recreate URLs that had pagerank. I redirect everything else to the homepage or another page.
        Hi Mike,
        I read the whole discussion about how to detect fake domains and i see you're the most experienced person here. I have a question for you. You say that you "recreate URLs that had pagerank" but how do you know what URLs had PR?
        Thanks!
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        • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
          Originally Posted by diamondoleg View Post

          Hi Mike,
          I read the whole discussion about how to detect fake domains and i see you're the most experienced person here. I have a question for you. You say that you "recreate URLs that had pagerank" but how do you know what URLs had PR?
          Thanks!
          I check the PR of every indexed URL from the site.

          I use Scrapebox to do it. Takes about 30 seconds. If you do not have Scrapebox, I guess you would have to do it manually.
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          • Profile picture of the author diamondoleg
            Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

            I check the PR of every indexed URL from the site.

            I use Scrapebox to do it. Takes about 30 seconds. If you do not have Scrapebox, I guess you would have to do it manually.
            No, i don't have it Can you tell me how to do that manually?
            Thanks a lot!
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  • Profile picture of the author kumar5876
    HI,

    I have been finding it hard lately to find genuine PR domains. Can you anyone let me know if this one is a Fake or real. it seems to pass many PR Checkers: http://all-notes.com/images/fakeorreal.jpg
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  • Profile picture of the author chmae73
    You can check your website here View HTTP Request and Response Header
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    • Profile picture of the author arrisweb
      I think the best way is to check domain authority and page authority on opensiteexplorer.org
      Recently I came to PR6 site which has DA 1 and PA 1. I know that pagerank is fake, cause my PR3 site has better DA 35 and PA 37.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrelk159
    Check for backlinks, that is really important if you see that their links are not diversified or there are not a lot of quality links, than it is most likely a fake PR.
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by mrelk159 View Post

      Check for backlinks, that is really important if you see that their links are not diversified or there are not a lot of quality links, than it is most likely a fake PR.
      Diversification has nothing to do with PR.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alliee
    The PageRank number show the importance of a particular web page. The higher the pagerank or PR of a web page is, the more important it is. While obviously there are PR scammers that fake the pagerank of a domain, they do a 301 redirect scam which fakes the PR of their domain.
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  • Profile picture of the author xubuntu69
    First time i hear this, you must be mistaken in some way...
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  • Profile picture of the author dollarshower
    You can check fake page rank of multiple URLs using this pr tool
    http://bulkprchecker.net
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    • Profile picture of the author MikeFriedman
      Originally Posted by diamondoleg View Post

      No, i don't have it Can you tell me how to do that manually?
      Thanks a lot!
      I guess you could use SEOQuake and the site: command in Google's toolbar. If you are checking a lot of pages, you are going to get a block from Google pretty quickly though.
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      • Profile picture of the author diamondoleg
        Originally Posted by MikeFriedman View Post

        I guess you could use SEOQuake and the site: command in Google's toolbar. If you are checking a lot of pages, you are going to get a block from Google pretty quickly though.
        Good idea! Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author coolomi
    MikeFriedman your information is really worth. Thanks!
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