Saturday, October 27, 2007

Latest on Google PageRank: My E-Commerce is now PR3!

I was urged by Jenny to check the Google PageRank for her when she can't believe her eyes seeing a PR4 in her Firefox for her ebay blog.

Then, out of curiosity, I also conducted a PageRank search on my blog too - My E-Commerce.

I just can't believe my eyes too. Is it Google is experiencing any technical glitch on their servers or it is real? I ran a few test on multiple PageRank checker sites to double confirm the new rank.

The results from the multiple PageRank checkers showed the similar figures - PR3! Wow!

These are some of the PageRank checker sites that I used:

Yes, My E-Commerce blog is now a PR3 blog, jumping from PR0 previously. This is my first Google PageRank. Not bad for a nine-month old blog, which was started in February this year which is primarily used as a supplementary resources for teaching e-commerce in my classes.

Even if there is a technical glitch on Google Servers to cause this temporary new PR3 for this blog, at least I can said that this blog was a PR3 blog once, hahaha.

I also checked the pageRank for a few of my favourite blogs. There are:
How about yours? Check out your Google PageRank and share with my readers.

What is Google PageRank?

"PageRank(PR) is a numeric value that represents how important a page is on the web. Google figures that when one page links to another page, it is effectively casting a vote for the other page. The more votes that are cast for a page, the more important the page must be. Also, the importance of the page that is casting the vote determines how important the vote itself is. Google calculates a page's importance from the votes cast for it. How important each vote is is taken into account when a page's PageRank is calculated.

PageRank is Google's way of deciding a page's importance. It matters because it is one of the factors that determines a page's ranking in the search results. It isn't the only factor that Google uses to rank pages, but it is an important one."

More explanation on Google PageRank can be found here at Wikipedia, WebWorkShop and Search Engine Land.

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