How To Do A Google PageRank Check In 2015

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Google PageRank Check

As most of you may already know, performing a Google PageRank check in 2015 using the Google PageRank toolbar is no longer an effective method for discovering a site’s PageRank due to Google not publiclly updating PageRank since December 6, 2013. However, this does not mean that PageRank (PR) is no longer a factor as there are still a few ways that you can estimate a site’s PageRank without the toolbar.

A Little About How PageRank Works

Before I get into how to do a Google PageRank check, it’s important that you understand how PageRank works. You see, PageRank is a logarithmic algorithm, although the exact scale has never been revealed (it has been estimated to be between 2 and 10). What this means is that an inbound link from a PR 2 website is 2 to 10 times better than a PR 1 backlinks, a PR 3 backlink is 4 to 100 times better than a PR 1 backlinks, and so on and so forth.

How To Do A Google PageRank Check

Now that you know a little about how PageRank works, it will be easier to understand how you can estimate a site’s current PR. This is just a tip, but if a website had a high PageRank during the final public PR update, there’s a good chance that it still has that same PageRank, especialyl if the site is still ranking well and receiving visitors. Got that? Good, now let’s continue.

To estimate a site’s PageRank, you need to take all of a site’s inbound links into account since PageRank is determined by the PageRank of the site’s linking to it. For example, if websites that previously had a high PR are still linking to the website that you’re estimating the PR for, then it’s likely that the site that those other websites are linking to is also a high PR site.

Alternatively, you can use the original formulka for calculating PageRank:

PR(A) = (1-d) + d (PR(T1)/C(T1) + … + PR(Tn)/C(Tn))

  • PR(A) is the PageRank of page A,
  • PR(Ti) is the PageRank of pages Ti which link to page A,
  • C(Ti) is the number of outbound links on page Ti and
  • d is a damping factor which can be set between 0 and 1.

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Alistair Kavalt