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Re: Site dropped to PR4

__/ [ Paul B ] on Sunday 02 April 2006 13:04 \__

> On Sun, 02 Apr 2006 12:55:19 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>__/ [ Paul B ] on Sunday 02 April 2006 12:05 \__
>>> Anyone else notice their PR playing around ?
>>> Site was a PR5, and today PR4   umph !
> Hi Roy
>>The number of referrals I get (related to rank) was axed by about a half
>>last week. It was an overnight change which had no clear justification as I
>>had changed nothing.
> I've no idea of mine as I never check. Or know how to.
> As it's none commercial, i've never worried about such things,

This can be helpful, trust me. AWStats has a rudimentary mechanism for
per-search engines breakdown to and a monthly aggregation of numbers, which
you can view every morning/evening/whatever. Visitors (0.6, Dmitri
recommended it) gives a daily Zeitgeist of Google referrals, which are rather
important to me as they account for 20% of all traffic. Again, it's
non-commercial, but if the referrals are there (and tracking of the numbers
can flag mistakes or -- contrariwise -- doors to success), why not use it?

>> Number of indexed pages has not changed either.
>> Has *yours*?
> I have not checked that for a long time, so I cannot give any info on
> that.
> I have added a few more pages to the site, but nothing serious.

There is another factor which is how many pages were indexed as opposed to
"made available", i.e. uploaded. The more pages you have, the lower the
PageRank, although it is dependent on front page structure (off- and on-site
links). Doorway-like front page can pull a lot of 'energy'.

Example (oops! wrong keys pressed earlier):

http://ppewww.ph.gla.ac.uk/~flavell/aflavell.html (from the HTML newsgroups)

PageRank is 8, only 47 inbound links.

>>Also, could this somehow be related to your recent Google Cache
> Home page last cached  25 Mar 2006  - used to be every day.
>> If the bar was greyed out, that would be another scenario altogether.
> Don't I know it :)
>>I still see FirstPeople < http://www.firstpeople.us/ > at PR5, so I assume
>>you're alluding to a front page of another site.
> You were correct, I was referring to the First People site. I looked
> again and still showing PR4 :(   (Which is was prior to the last PR
> update)
>>HTH (Hesitant To Hallucinate)
> plh
> Paul

It's PR5 over here, probably owing to datacentres. Try MCDar and see what
different datacentres report as the PageRank.

Best wishes,


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