What is PageRank

PageRank is a link analysis algorithm applied by Google.com that assigns a number or rank to each hyperlinked web page within the World Wide Web. The basic purpose of PageRank is to list web pages from the most important to the least important, reflecting on a search engine results page when a keyword search occurs. The basic process involves PageRank evaluating all of the links to a particular web page. If a web page has a lot of links from large websites that also rank well, then the original web page is given a high ranking. Where the links are coming from is just as important as the number of links to any particular web page, the system being rather “democratic” according to Google.com.

How Important Is PageRank (PR)?
PageRank is one of many factors that determine where your web page appears in search result ranking, but if all other factors are equal, PageRank can have significant impact on your Google rankings.

How Can I Increase My PageRank?
If you'd like to increase your PageRank, you need to have "back-links," or other people linking to your website. You can trade links with other people, but make sure you only trade relevant links, and make sure you're not trading links with a link farm.

You can register your website with directories, such as the Open Directory Project, but use directories with high PageRank whenever possible.
As you build web pages within your website, you can create some of your own back-links by linking to relevant pages within your own website.

This is a technique you may notice on this website. However, remember that the number of links you create counts into the equation. Don't overdo it.
The best way to increase your PageRank is to have quality content that other people want to link.

PageRank is measured on a scale of one to ten and assigned to individual pages within a website, not the entire website.

The most important pages on the Internet are the pages with the most links leading to them. PageRank thinks of links as votes, where a page linking to another page is casting a vote.
This makes sense, because people do tend to link to relevant content, and pages with more links to them are usually better resources than pages that nobody links.

You can check your Page rank here:-http://www.prchecker.info/check_page_rank.php

Source:- Google.com, brickmarketing.com, about.com

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