__/ [ Paul B ] on Friday 24 February 2006 00:50 \__
> On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 08:45:32 +0800, "Timmermans"
> <steventimmermans@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>I could not resist temptation to see what PR predictors have to say about
>>my site, now the question remains, how accurate are these things?
>>My page is only a few months old and comming from a PR0. I have seen the
>>PR flashing on and off giving me PR3... but the prediction keeps saying
> Don't waste your time on these toys. They are just that, predictors.
...Also, you are better off making your own predictions, based on knowledge
and experience that you already have. PageRank prediction tools look up the
current PageRank and then run a few shallow tests (e.g. number of links,
which is updated more regularly than toolbar PageRank). Shallow tests give
the user hope (kind of like horoscopes) rather than an answer. They would
otherwise have become too slow.
> I predict your site will be PR10 in the next update. Does that make
> you happy ? <g>
*LOL* Good point. PageRank is unimportant if what you seek is traffic. For
business-oriented site, traffic often translates to cash.