Google PageRank analyzing|
In this section you can obtain statistics on sites' PageRank and the number of inbound links to them. The results of the latest Google search are used for this case. I.e. the steps of the process are as follows: the URLs found in Google while working with the Common stats section are used for extracting additional information, namely the PageRank and the number of backward links. Let us remind you that in order to obtain the list of backward links for a certain URL you can always use the built-in Inbound links tool. You can also get some information on inbound links and links popularity here
While determining the sites' PageRank, Semonitor will automatically run/close Internet Explorer to extract the PageRank values. For the sites have been queried for the PageRank value the links for obtaining the value will be stored. Thus in the future, starting Internet Explorer for obtaining the current value of PageRank will not be necessary, and that will be only performed for the new sites, which haven't been queried yet.
Important notice 1: The number of backward links is determined through use of the link: operator in Google. Usually, that number is significantly smaller than the real number of backward links. It is supposed that upon querying using this operator Google returns not all but just those links that participate in forming the PageRank value for your site.
Important notice 2: For searching PageRank, you should have the Google ToolBar with advanced features installed on your system (information on how to download and install the Google ToolBar is provided bellow).
Important notice 3: During the search process, Semonitor will automatically open/close the Internet Explorer windows. Please pay attention to that, for if one of the sites suggests installing some additional components (mostly language ones), Semonitor will not be able to proceed automatically. You should manually close such Internet Explorer's information dialogs.
What is the Google ToolBar? The Google ToolBar is a toolbar you can use when you are running Internet Explorer on a Windows PC. After its installation you will be able to see the PageRank (PR) of a page. It can range from 0 (not important page according to Google) to 10 (very important page according to Google). The Google ToolBar provides many other capabilities, such as Google simple search, pop-up blocker and others, but in this case we are interested in the capability of viewing sites' PageRank. This feature is included when installing the Google ToolBar with advanced features.
Where can I download the Google ToolBar? You can download the Google ToolBar at toolbar.google.com
Bellow is some information on Google PageRank.
The Google website explains PageRank as: PageRank relies on the uniquely democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves "important" weigh more heavily and help to make other pages "important."
Important, high-quality sites receive a higher PageRank, which Google remembers each time it conducts a search. Of course, important pages mean nothing to you if they don't match your query. So, Google combines PageRank with sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to your search. Google goes far beyond the number of times a term appears on a page and examines all aspects of the page's content (and the content of the pages linking to it) to determine if it's a good match for your query.
As you can see Google PageRank depends on links popularity of your site. Simplified, the PageRank calculation formula looks as follows: the PageRank value of the referring page is divided by the number of outbound links on that page. Thus, the higher the referring page's PageRank is and the lower the number of outbound links from it, the more weight it provides for the page it refers to.
Your sites PageRank is almost completely dependent upon links to your site, backward or reverse links, reduced, to some degree, by the total number of links to other sites on that page. A link to your site will have the highest amount of impact on your PageRank if:
1) The page linking to yours has a high PageRank.
2) The total number of links on that page is low, ideally, just the one link to your site. A site with a high PageRank and a large number of outbound links can nullify the impact on your PageRank.
To increase your PageRank, simply get as many links to your site from pages with a high PageRank and a low number of total links as you can. Theoretically you can obtain a PageRank of 100% . You can also increase your PageRank by attaining many links to your site, no matter what their PageRank, as long as they are ranked. This is a good overall strategy since it will help you across the board.