Verifying PR when buying a domain

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So I was just stumbling through one of the high PR promoters (PR Powershot) viewing domains available. I got to tell you, I am a bit disalusioned with these folks, not just PR Powershot) as most of the stuff they show is highly suspect. I have been caught a number of times when I believed in the information I was shown in these various tools.

So what I would like to know is if i go to Google and put in links:domainname, can I believe that information I see there?



So is that 2,220 number to be relied on?
#buying #domain #verifying
  • Profile picture of the author eClicker
    Check this out there is a lot of information here.
    http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...-pagerank.html
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  • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
    Pr hasn't been updated in a LONG Time. I wouldn't trust any tools right now.

    Use the info: operand to confirm it's the same domain.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      The fact that PR powershot is so popular among SEOers on here is a clear proof of how the whole WSO culture has affected every area we talk about.

      It looks a little better than the total piece of junk it was when it became popular but its still a poor tool focused solely on Godaddye. I see now they include trustflow metrics but thats available for free in any firefox or chrome browser as a plug in.

      People like easy and cheap and they are so used to that thinking that they never stop to think I am relying on this tool to tell me where to spend hundreds of dollars over time.

      People have wasted several times the cost of the program in buying PR4s they swear are good because they got them with powershot for $30 each
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      • Profile picture of the author palms
        The links value from Google is exactly what they say it is: A PARTIAL list of links pointing to a site/page in no particular order. IOW, mostly worthless for domain buying purposes.
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  • Profile picture of the author timpears
    I am not trusting anything, just trying to find out some information. Is that damn number Google shows worth anything. Can it be trusted? Is that even remotely connected to the number of links a domain has?

    Just trying to find out how to verify a noted PR a domain shows is true.
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Anthony
      Originally Posted by timpears View Post

      Just trying to find out how to verify a noted PR a domain shows is true.
      The count means nothing. You can see 20,000 links and they all be junk. You have to check the backlinks with SEO spyglass or preferably ahrefs or majestic SEO. You are looking for quality not just numbers
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    • Profile picture of the author PerformanceMan
      Originally Posted by timpears View Post

      I am not trusting anything, just trying to find out some information. Is that damn number Google shows worth anything. Can it be trusted? Is that even remotely connected to the number of links a domain has?

      Just trying to find out how to verify a noted PR a domain shows is true.
      No, the numbers Google are showing for PR right now cannot be trusted.

      "Links:" is not the same as link:

      When I did that it turned up text mentions of a domain, and not backlinks.
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    Don't check the links on Google, they won't show you much of anything. Do like Mike said, use something like spyglass, then sort the data for quality links.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hopwood04
    Yes Quality links are so much better that quantity. You can have 20,000 back links but it they are all junk who cares.
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