How to find pr=X pages quickly?

Sometimes i would like to search some high pr pages, but i’ve not found an easy way to do so. As you all know, most pages are low pr or no pr, so what’s a good way to find pr=x or i should say high pr pages easily?

Why would you want to find pages with high PageRank? I don’t know of a service that will allow you to filter results based on PageRank.

That being said, PageRank is essentially worthless in terms of your search ranking (all other things being equal) so you may want to focus on other strategies.

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One common misconception is that a web site’s ranking in a search engine is tied to its PageRank. PageRank is a trademarked term used by Google to determine how much authority a web site has. Fundamentally, the way it works is this: the more links to a web site, the more important Google considers that site to be and, therefore, the higher its PageRank.

In the end, a site’s PageRank value (or its ranking using any other metric, for that matter) is meaningless if the site ranks well in results pages for Google and other search engines for the phrases that matter to your client. The key to achieving (and maintaining) success is to continually monitor your site’s traffic using an analytics package like Google Analytics. The insight that this data can provide on how visitors use your site and what keywords they type to find it will be invaluable in shaping the site’s SEO strategy.

and What’s Your Link Reputation?

At some point, the Pagerank you see in the Google toolbar will be almost irrelevant, as the actual determinants of rank will be hidden within a massive mathematical equation that includes topic-sensitive Pagerank.

I know of one; Google.

Do a search for just “www” or just “http”. By what criteria will Google
rank the SERPs. Run those through a PR checker and you’ll see a trend.

That being said, PageRank is essentially worthless in terms of your search ranking (all other things being equal) so you may want to focus on other strategies.

Although I agree that it’s a good idea to diversify one’s efforts, I do not
agree that PageRank is worthless in terms of search ranking.

I mean, if Matt Cutts is talking about it, it must have some value.

Here a just a few quotes that I found in a 5 minute search from an
interview with Matt by Eric Enge:

  1. Matt Cutts: “the number of pages that we crawl is roughly proportional to your PageRank”

  2. Matt Cutts: re: link juice loss in the case of a domain change: “I can certainly see how could be some loss of PageRank. I am not 100 percent sure whether the crawling and indexing team has implemented that sort of natural PageRank decay”
    Eric Enge Comment: In a follow on email, Matt confirmed that this is in fact the case. There is some loss of PR through a 301.

  3. Matt Cutts: “You can distribute that PageRank very carefully between related products, and use related links straight to your product pages rather than into your navigation. I think there are ways to do that without necessarily going towards trying to sculpt PageRank”

http://www.searchnewz.com/topstory/news/sn2-20100315SEOInterviewwithMattCutts.html

With more time, I could have found many more quotes by Matt, Adam Laznik,
and other Google engineers and team leaders that verify and confirm that
PageRank is not dead.

Bompa

Bompa,

Google does not filter the results based on PageRank. The only time PageRank enters into the results arena is to be used as a tie-breaker, which is such an unlikely event it makes PageRank essentially worthless in terms of results.

Do a search for just “www” or just “http”. By what criteria will Google rank the SERPs. Run those through a PR checker and you’ll see a trend

Indicating that you see only top PageRank pages on the first page of the search results is an unfair comparison. Largely, the reason those pages are ranking well is due to many quality and related backlinks. Backlinks contribute to PageRank but it’s not PageRank itself that’s driving the results - it’s largely the backlinks.

I mean, if Matt Cutts is talking about it, it must have some value.

I respect Matt Cutts, but he’s not God.

Matt Cutts: “the number of pages that we crawl is roughly proportional to your PageRank”

Note that he says nothing about the results. The most common use for PageRank is exactly what Matt is saying: to determine the frequency and the depth of Googlebot crawling your website. Crawling and indexing your site has nothing to do with search results other than that you have to be indexed to even have a chance of being in the results.

  1. Matt Cutts: re: link juice loss in the case of a domain change: “I can certainly see how could be some loss of PageRank. I am not 100 percent sure whether the crawling and indexing team has implemented that sort of natural PageRank decay”
    Eric Enge Comment: In a follow on email, Matt confirmed that this is in fact the case. There is some loss of PR through a 301.

Again, this has nothing to do with PageRank affecting the search results. They’re talking about crawling and indexing.

Hi,Bompa,
Thanks very much!

Do a search for just “www” or just “http”.

It is really a good way to find a high pr site.

Pagerank is still important as long as the keywords used to build the pagerank are related to your site.

Do you know of any documentation that backs this up? My guess is that it’s the relevancy of the keywords that is the big factor (that, and if the site is an “authority”) and that any relation to a page’s PR is coincidental.

I dont think the authority would have built up its authority without the page indicating a high page rank because the authority of the page is judged by the number of incoming links which bumps the page rank up. So although you are right in what you say about the PR being co-incidental for authority sites it is actually still the page rank that has made that site an authority.

Page rank is still a factor in ranking, it always has been and probably always will be…And if they change the name of it to something else it will still be based on the number of incoming links to a site. Now lets move on and have a nice cup of tea.

I think seoquake will find many sites pr at one time. Lot of links placed on link page, then that links pr you should find out using seoquake.

Do you know of any documentation that backs this up?

When I asked for documentation before I wasn’t asking for another questionable conjecture.

I suppose PR might play a small part in determining a site as an authority but again, any connection you see is coincidental. More correct to say that because a site is an authority they tend to get more links to them.