Page rank is Google’s way of showing the user a basic ranking of a website. The ranking is from 0 to 10 with 10 being the highest.
Page rank calculations involve numerous variables, but the most important is link popularity – i.e. the number of sites linking to your website. So the more incoming links you have to your website, the higher your page rank will be.
How to check your Google page rank using Google directory
Page rank is updated all the time,but it’s not visible to users – the visible page rank that you can check on the Google toolbar is only updated a few times a year (about once every three months).
There are a few ways that you can get a general idea of your Page Rank at all times, such as getting your website listed in the Google directory. It has become known that the Google directory lists in order of page rank, so this may well give you some indication of how your website ranks in your sector.
There are online tools that can give you an idea of your website’s page rank, such as www.prchecker.com. You can also use it to get an idea of how your competitors are doing, too.
The benefits of a good page rank
Most webmasters base link exchanges primarily based on the page rank of a website, so bear this in mind if you want to request a link exchange pwith another website. The higher your website’s page rank, the better chance you have of getting a good link exchange.
Also, it is good for selling links or advertising on on your website. The price pretty much always reflects the page rank.
If you would like to learn more about page rank, we have a video tutorial available for members of the Mothers Who Work Club.