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Pagerank and SEO - understanding the web visibility:

AuthorRank or PageRank...  Confusing?

From Wikipedia:
PageRank is a link analysis algorithm, named after +Larry Page  and used by the Google web search engine, that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of "measuring" its relative importance within the set. The algorithm may be applied to any collection of entities with reciprocal quotations and references.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PageRank

In simpler terms:
PageRank is what Google uses to determine the importance of a web page. It is one of many factors used to determine which pages appear in search results.

    My personal Google+ pagerank seems to be 5.

Get yours by pasting your G+ ID URL here:
http://www.prchecker.net/

In this format: https://plus.google.com/107742059751171695340
From business pages URL's, remove the b/u/ etc.

My pages:

+Gplussa  has a pagerank of 4 and +Google+ Helper  has 3.

Which is really strange as the latter is more active and gets much more interaction, has more +1's and followers.
 
The first because of Finnish language and less Pages?  
The second because of new users interacting - users whose pagerank is low?

I think it all boils down to:
Not the quantity but the quality of Google+ interactions.

The best way to increase your PageRank is to have quality content that other people want to link. People with high PR, especially. They give you the Google+ Juice...

I try to do exactly that but I still don't understand the low PR for the Helper page...  Hmm.

Google juice

A website's relevant value as determined by the Google search engine. The more "juice" a site has, the more likely it will turn up in search results. This is especially true when the search terms aren't the title of that site. 

Google's particular method, known as PageRank, determines this importance according to who links what. If a high-ranking site links to a low-ranking one, that site will be given lots of juice. If a low-ranking site links to something, it doesn't have as much relevance. The text of the link also is taken into account. 

Google Juice is very important in Search Engine Optimization. It's also the cause of cursed things like comment spam, link exchanges, and link blogs. This is collectively called spamdexing.

Source: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Google%20Juice

Don't engage in bad SEO tricks!
Buying links etc is punished by Google...
http://bit.ly/199xK4w


Google: Stock Photos Don’t Hurt Your Rankings…Yet

This is an interesting video from +Matt Cutts:
http://www.webpronews.com/google-stock-photos-dont-hurt-your-rankings-yet-2013-06

Luckily I have created my own stock photos and use a lot of screenshots, so hopefully this will be implemented in the future! :-)


Useful Chrome Extensions:

Domain Page Rank : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pagerank-stats/mbhcjkbogigdohobnnhgojgfjjfeafjo
Nice little extension for viewing the page rank of the Domain

Page Page Rank : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/pagerank-status/hbdkkfheckcdppiaiabobmennhijkknn
This extension will show you the page rank of the specific Page. This is possibly the only extension I found that will display the pages pagerank in the extension bar rather than the domain page rank.

No Follow Simple : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nofollow-simple/apkcjkicpemmmakhhpbglcdlgphcjpae
Great little extension for finding out which links are passing link juice and which are not.
(Via +Timothy Coxon )

Rich snippets testing tool may be of use to you:
http://www.blindfiveyearold.com/rich-snippets-testing-tool-bookmarklet

Interested for more?  I'm not an expert, just trying to wrap my brain around all this.
I recommend you follow the PageRank experts on Google+: +Mark Traphagen +Joshua Berg 

Here is a good post about what you should and should not do:
https://plus.google.com/107022061436866576067/posts/6p3dVi9BRLZ


+Joshua Berg  has written very thorough posts, in his own words Not very light reading  :-)

I. Is Google+ Page Rank the culprit behind the current ... http://goo.gl/R4TZM

II. How PageRank in Google+ is Earned. Link Myths Busted!
http://goo.gl/0YcDp

Ⅲ. Why PageRank in G+ Matters To You & Connections
https://plus.google.com/110133760398936676625/posts/7zmCRMP7Uro

Ⅳ. PR in G+ - PageRank is Still Guts of Google Search
https://plus.google.com/110133760398936676625/posts/eDMsp6RNr69

Ⅴ. PageRank, Link Juice & SEO for G+ Communities.
https://plus.google.com/110133760398936676625/posts/QUhMwML8Ame

Ⅵ. Balance Returns to PageRank. Avoid The Dark Side
https://plus.google.com/110133760398936676625/posts/1YTrVBtPbF9

Social SEO - The Complete Guide to SEO with Google Plus
 by +martin shervington 
http://www.martinshervington.com/search-engine-optimization-seo-using-google-plus/

I hope you got some Google+ juice out of this post! :-)
Let's discuss!

#SEO   #PageRank   #Googleplusbusiness   #Jaanatip  

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What an excellent complete list of data, +Jaana Nyström!

As for the personal profiles, apparently your G+ profile is the only PR 5 in Finland. I checked some two months ago some PRs all around the world and found just a couple PRs of 6.
 
I used to obsess over page rank and optimized my pages at the sake of trading good communication for good SERPS. In reality the main thing to achieving success is to write great content, and more great content. Quality tends to find the good incoming links needed to rank high. Another tip is to find the right niche, if the niche is too big you can have fantastic content but drown in the SERPS, if the niche is too small there won't be the volume of searchers needed to sustain viability. My main sin that's caused me to fall over the past couple years is constancy. I tend to switch between interests so it's hard to keep up with the volume of pages needed to continue to rank high.
 
Definitely so as you said, +Emmett Lollis. Pretty much everybody getting to know PageRank makes it a primary target before again coming to one's senses. What surprised me in the past was how much weight PR still received by a local SEO company. It is something seemingly easy to measure, maybe that's why.
 
As far as I know, .edu, .gov, and their equivalents are not intrinsically trusted more by Google as TLDs: they have been around a long time, and people tend to link to the pages within those sites, hence they often enjoy high PRs. But high PRs and trust are not intrinsic to these TLDs.

Also PageRank ought to be a subsidiary consideration: relevant links are better and more useful than high PR links. PageRank is one factor out of many that Google uses, so obsessing about PageRank is a bad idea, and it's invariably a very bad idea to purchase a link from a site that is touting a high PR.

Anyway, Susan Moskwa wrote 2 years ago: the Webmaster Central team has been telling webmasters for years that they shouldn't focus so much on PageRank as a metric for representing the success of one’s website.
(http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2011/06/beyond-pagerank-graduating-to.html)
 
Excellent roundup +Jaana Nyström , couldn't have said it better myself. Well, it takes me a lot more words to say the same thing. :-D And a great image with this, it's a nice clear explanation. Of course, thanks for the mention and links to my articles.
 
Yes, just as for "regular" web pages, for Google+ entities the quality and relevance of who is +mentioning you and sharing your posts here counts far more toward PageRank than how many followers or +1's you have.
 
"In simpler terms:
PageRank is what Google uses to determine the importance of a web page." 
The importance of a webpage is a combination of the authority of the webpage AND THE WEBSITE.
I believe the best indicator we are offered by Google of the authority of a website is the PageRank of the HomePage.  When a HomePage is itself competing for a keyword, Google upgrades its effective PageRank to a minimum of 4.5 Like the handicap system in golf, this gives the lesser players a degree of opportunity.
 
 thank you for this interesting read +Jaana Nyström  still there are many questions about the ranking.. i have same 5 and not sure that my posts are too Juicy for G+ - just photography.. i'm not too helpful like i was from the start :- )
 
As I wrote in my series, a PR 5 in Google+ right now is very good +Victor Bezrukov. Great job & your photos are superb.
 
+Victor Bezrukov  Most of the helpful stuff I share gets little attention; I also post about niche topics because I'm interested in those.

I have no idea where my 5 rank comes from but I don't worry about it either. I just carry on being me. :-)  And posting exactly what I like.
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