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Google PageRank - How To Find Out A Website's PageRank

Updated on September 6, 2014

Google PageRank

PageRank is a link analysis algorithm or method used by the Google Search Engine to determine the importance of a website relative to other websites. It is a numerical ranking system from zero (0) to ten (10), A website with a PR of 10 is considered as the most important.

Google Search uses the PR rating as one of the main criteria to determine the position of a website on the Search Engine Results Page (SERP). The higher the website's PR rating, the higher the website is on the SERP's list.

Yahoo! Search and Microsoft's MSN (Windows Live or Bing, its new name) also use a similar page ranking.

Importance Of PageRank

Webmasters and website owners vie for the top of the list of the SERP. The reason for this is the high visibility a website gets from being on the top of the list. People using the search engines usually look only at the first few pages of the results, and more often, only the first page. Therefore getting one's website on the first page and possibly on the top of the first page is every webmaster's dream.

How to see a website's Google PageRank

If you want to know the PR rating of your website or any other website, you can use this popular but free online tool - PRCHECKER.

I tried checking some of the popular websites and here are the results:

On my next hub or article, I would be writing about how to increase a website's PR ranking.

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    • Angel Of Love profile image

      Angel Of Love 3 years ago

      Comments here are moderated. If you leave a hyperlink here with the hope of getting a backlink and increase your pagerank, i'm sorry, but i'll have to flag your comment as a spam, or even delete it completely. Nice try, Frenchman or Frenchwoman.

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      Lira 3 years ago

      Very nice post. Thanks

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      Josh 5 years ago

      This is a list of page rank 10 waw Just one link will be enough but unfortunatly these sites are Governmental and university sites

      searchenginegenie . com/ pagerank-10-sites. htm

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      MCA 5 years ago

      thanks for sharing i am the beginner in seo and dosent know about the page rank but after reading this article i learned a lot. thanks

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      arishvol 5 years ago

      Page Rank based on the number and quality of backlinks to this page and its along with a text-matching algorithm to generate the search results ordered by relevance to the search query.

      Thanks for Sharing..

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      Abhishek Singh 5 years ago

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      headsocial 6 years ago from Coventry

      Nice to see hubpages ranking well with a good PageRank! SEOQuake is another toolbar that you can download to check the page rank of webpages.

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      Tam 6 years ago

      Your accompanying videos are really refreshing. Thanks for the straightforward information.

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      Jro 7 years ago

      Good advice. My blog got a 3. I'll take that considering it's only a personal blogging site!

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      cipro 7 years ago

      Great post, while google pr can be useful, it takes a very long time about three months and that can be a very bad thing he you are counting on traffic to generate sales I have had first hand experience with this. Thanks cipro

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      Audrey Hunt 7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      This is good information. Can't wait to learn more from you on how to increase the pagerank of my website. It came up a -3/10. Not good. I have had it for 15 years.

      Maybe I need to start over again. :-) Good hub and thanks.

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      naveenkumarc 8 years ago

      thanks for the info... "Angel of Love".... there is another good website to check the page rank of any website & it is check it out its awesome....

      & thanks for following me., i am new to hubpages... please keep visiting my hubs too...i will love to see your comments and suggestions on my hubs...gud day!

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      TattoGuy 8 years ago

      My old website used to be rated 3, they rerate every 3 months, good hub !

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      talad2u 8 years ago

      I love your post and I think that it's the good information for the other who start promoting their website as well.

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      eyeofh 8 years ago from New Jersey

      Thanks for the info. I have been trying to figure all this stuff out and your hubs are very helpful.

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      Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Very interesting. I checked some of my articles and they were 2. If I type my name into google it comes up on the first page but I suppose that happens for everyone. I do not know how it actually works

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      SingaporeSlinger 8 years ago from Singapore of course

      Hi Angel :),

      Thanks for stopping by! And thanks also for taking the time to put together such useful hubs.

      I'll definitely be reading through quite a few of the other hubs in your collection, as the topics are of particular interest to me.

      BTW - shall I count you in on the invite giveaway?

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      thor6 8 years ago from

      Excellent blog very well laid out indeed. I wish mine were as good as yours. Keep up the good work. Take a look a t mine and tell me what you think

      Take care and have a happy life.


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      dsalwriteart 8 years ago from

      The more you spoke the less I noticed the backdrop,

      Not funny so drop it don't say it I got to go.....bye. to be con't!

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      rylittleton 8 years ago

      This is very important info, thank you.

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      chesversem 8 years ago

      i agree with maximgirl your hub pages are well written & useful info.

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      useful and nice info

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      TrudyVan Curre 8 years ago from South Africa

      Great hub. Thank you for sharing new information is always welcome

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      blumen online 8 years ago

      of course Google has given 10 for itself! no wonder. you hv clarifyed this matter to me. thx a lot

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      techsaqib 8 years ago

      thanks for info but what you think about the search status add-on of Firefox

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      Juliette Kando FI Chor 8 years ago from Andalusia

      Thank you, I learned a lot from your article.

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      maximgirl 8 years ago

      Good writing. Your hub pages are well written

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      ediggity 8 years ago

      Great Article

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      anon-knee-mouse 8 years ago

      thanks for info,will try it out later,also thanks for being my very 1st fan......... (my blog is updated daily,i'm just adding to it rather than write out a new one........)

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      Anshuman-Sahni 8 years ago from India

      Hi, Angel thanks for the info. How can we increase the page rank of a web-page.

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      facebookchat 8 years ago from Shanghai, China

      I just checked my blog, and it is a 3! Is that good or bad?