Google Page Rank According To Webmaster Tools!

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  1. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 6 years ago

    The Google Webmaster Tools provides a page rank number for pages that they have listed for you.  Are these true numbers.  If they say Page 2 for a particular hub, does that mean it is on Page 2 of Google search.

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's where your page appeared for average search terms that it popped up for.

    2. vineliner57 profile image93
      vineliner57posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Page rank does not reflect on what page your article shows up in the search results. It is more of a ranking of your page in general. It ranks from 0 to 10, and the higher the number, the better.

      1. paperfacets profile image93
        paperfacetsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for this tidbit of info. I was understanding the figure like Linda,

        1. LindaSmith1 profile image61
          LindaSmith1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I wasn't speaking about the page rank checker.
          I was referring to ranking in Google search engine, which page of search hub is on.

          1. Solaras profile image97
            Solarasposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Right - I am unclear too.  Is that the page your article appears on or your "slot" among the SERPs.

            1. LindaSmith1 profile image61
              LindaSmith1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

              There is a site that gives you this information.  I learned about it when I was at Squidoo.

              This is the link:

              1. Marisa Wright profile image92
                Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                There are several sites that claim to give you an accurate position, but they're not reliable - the figures in Google Webmaster tools are more accurate.  RebekahELLE has explained it well.

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 6 years ago

    Sorry Lobobrandon!  I don't understand.

  3. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    It is an average position, it's not necessarily where the page or search query ranks at all times. 
    If you click on Search Queries in the Search Traffic category, you can look at 'Top queries' and ''Top Pages'.  The far right column lists average position.  If you click on average position it will rank them starting on page 1.
    The Help section explains it better than I can as far as how the calculation is done.
    Average position: The average top position of your site on the search results page for that query.  With change also shows the change compared to the previous period. Green indicates that your site's average top position is improving.

    To calculate average position, we take into account the top ranking URL from your site for a particular query. For example, if Jane’s query returns your site as the #1 and #2 result, and David’s query returns your site in positions #2 and #7, your average top position would be 1.5.

    You can also click the 'with change' box and it will show changes for that period. I think the Top Queries is much more helpful as that is how people are finding our pages.  It doesn't really help if I have a lot of page 1's in the Top Pages if no one is searching for them.  But it's a good way to find those that may need help with search phrases.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 6 years ago

    I did that and the results were the same.  I haven't checked any lately, because the ones doing well in search engines are no longer on HP. I haven't checked the remaining ones lately. I am not that interested in them since they are for a specific target group who will find them with their searching or through social media.

  5. paperfacets profile image93
    paperfacetsposted 6 years ago

    WebMaster Tools give "Avg. Pos." Not "Page Rank"

    So is Linda asking about avg. pos or Page Rank.

    Since she is looking at WebMaster Tools that is what we should reference.

    The "avg pos."  is pretty good on WMT. It refers to page Not slot. Mine that say number one are all on the bottom of page one and they are Not my HubPage. It is my Google+ post for the HubPage. I have yet to see an actual Hub page listing on the first page.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      She did ask about Page Rank but then went on to clarify she actually meant position in the search engines.


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