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    SitePoint Wizard Jun Valasek's Avatar
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    Alexa and Google - weird...

    Why alexa.com don't have Alexa Traffic Rank and why Google has only PR7?

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    1) Who cares, it's a meaningless metric
    2) see above



    PR is just a measure relating to links, there is no favouritism shown. There is no reason for Google to have a PR any different from that calculated by its formula.

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    Alexa probably feels it wouldn't be fair to rank their own site. As for Google being a PR7 thats news to me. I don't think PR means nearly as much as it once did.
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    I guess google rated own site with new update. Sounds like the time they delisted own blog as spam

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    Google.com.pk is PR7

    But Google.com is PR10.

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    Google was PR7 for 2 days..everyone noticed? PR10 now...

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    Alexa can't rank themselves, because they would most likely be in the top 5. Not due to the fact that they are one of the top 5 trafficked sites, but because the people who visit their site are by default more likely to have the toolbar installed. It would then be clear to all and sundry (even more so than now!), that their metric is not an accurate one.

    Google calculates its own PR the same way it calculates everyone elses - it doesn't have concerns about the innaccuracy of its metric. PR is a perfect judgement of the incoming link profile of a page, compared with all the other pages on the internet, so it can rank itself fairly. OK, toolbar PR is an approximation of perfect. The problem with PR is in its interpetation by a large number of people. In fact, I'm pretty certain google.com isn't PR7 - I'd check but I'm permanently logged into my Google account, so get redirected to .co.uk, and I can't be bothered to logout! The Google page you see as PR7 is probably one of their regional domains, which, as a different page to the .com, has a different PR.
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    hey now Google have a page rank of 10

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    They've always had a PR of 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indiaseo View Post
    hey now Google have a page rank of 10

    Definitely... and it will always be...

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    Anyone have a screen of them checking the PR and it being 7?

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    Anyone have a screen shot of a PR Check on google when it was PR 7?

    Edit: Grr!!! I refreshed the page thinking it hadn't posted. It showed me that it hadn't so I posted again... Great...
    Last edited by Alonski; Mar 11, 2008 at 12:29. Reason: Accidently double posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corvinus View Post
    Definitely... and it will always be...
    Not necessarily. They didn't give themselves a 10 because they are Google. They earned a ten through link popularity. If that ever changes their PR will drop.

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    It's PR 10 now.. I think that was just an error for a day or 2


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