I don’t pretend to understand the math of Page Rank (I spent too much time at the back of the class drawing) but I think I can visualise it adequately enough to heat up a website. Is PR the ‘trick’ to make sure your pages are in the main Google results index and have forums got what it takes these days?
From this latest update, I think I am seeing PR the way it used to work, just not as deep and linear. I’m seeing this on this site and others.
It seems to work as expected at page one, secondary pages, even a page or so down…. but then it seems to drop significantly. Well it feels as if it does.
You used to be able to read PR so linear, PR 7 – PR 6 – Pr 5 – Pr 4 etc. It feels differently a couple of levels down. Hardly scientific I know.
If this is the case, perhaps it might explain why I see pages with a lot of forums links, with anomalous low Toolbar Page Rank Scores. These pages were just above the site PR at that hierarchy, as you would expect from pages with external back links.
Of course every forum is different and every page is different, but it might explain what I am seeing – perhaps PR isn’t providing the benefit to deep pages in the forum structure?
This is conjecture obviously.
Remember I mean ‘visible’ toolbar pr.