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How to USE PRChecker to Check Your Google Page Rank

Updated on April 20, 2013

What is Page Rank?

When you use PRChecker to check your Google page rank, you are simply taking a quick peek into the theoretical importance of the web page or site that you are searching for. To understand why you would even want to do such a thing, it's important to understand what page rank is.

Page rank is simply a number between 0 and 10 that can tell you how embedded your website is on the internet, and how important it is deemed to be. The lower value of 0, or N/A, is what a brand new website or web page would have before it has been linked to or shared by visitors. Once established, the page rank is likely to move up to at least a 0 or 1. Moving on above that rank will take some actual links or traffic in most cases.

A page rank of 10 is perfection.
A page rank of 10 is perfection. | Source
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Page Rank of Common Sites

To give you some idea of how websites rank on this scale, a new blog would have a ranking of N/A, meaning it does not even get a 0. Your blog that has been around and has some incoming links is likely to rank at a 1. Once you have done some quality work and have others linking into your site, a ranking of 2 is attainable. Above this, you really need to start doing things well. Some examples of well known sites and their current page rank are shown in the grid.

As you can see, sites that achieve a rank of 5 or above are pretty big heavyweights. They have a massive number of content pages and incoming links, and they have achieved this reputation over time.

When it comes to your own page or website, you should know that a page rank of 2 or 3 is great, and moving above that is pretty tough. Let's see how to check your page rank now.

How to Check Page Rank

The process is very simple. To learn how to check page rank with PRChecker, just follow these steps.

STEP 1: Head to to open the search page.

STEP 2: Enter your url into the green search box and select the "Check PR" box.


STEP 3: Enter the anti-bot code and click the "Verify Now" button.


Now you can see that your page rank is displayed. If your site is new, expect to see N/A here. If it has been around just for a short while it may rank at a 0. As you can see in this image, my main page at HubPages is a page rank of 2.


Google "Juice"

A link from one site to another passes along some "juice", or power, to the other site. Because of this, a link form a high page rank site to your site is generally more valuable than a link from a low ranked site. Still, real organic links are best in the long run, regardless of where they come from.

The Effect of Page Rank on Search Engine Traffic

Page rank is just one component that is used by search engines when they decide which pages should be returned high or low in search results. Because of this, many webmasters go to great lengths to raise their page rank in any way they can. This may include creating their own backlinks into their site or even paying others to do it. The results of this practice can make a difference, but Google is constantly analyzing such schemes and making updates to devalue these links which could render the practice useless.

There are many factors included in search engine results such as freshness, relevance, and geography, among others, that impact a pages search engine result position in addition to page rank. Because of this, any effort to focus solely on this ranking is likely to end in disappointment some day in the future.

The best advice for any person who creates websites or writes informative content is to create the highest quality content possible. This is the best way to get organic, natural links from others that will gradually build your page rank, and since these links are honest, it is much less likely that they will be devalued in one crushing moment by Google.

Improve Your Page Rank

Now that you know how to check your page rank with PRChecker, you can follow your site or individual web pages from time to time. To improve your page rank, remember that quality content is king. Focus on quality and eventually page rank and search engine traffic will result. Even if search engine traffic doesn't bring you to the top, a focus on quality is still the best way to get great traffic through social networking sites or other sites interested in the same topic.

Some honest ways that you may improve page rank is to tweet your own work, include high quality pictures and pin them on Pinterest or other sites that you frequent. As long as you post honest work that is high quality to these sites, you are likely to gain followers who will ultimately re-tweet, re-pin, or just pass your link along.

Check out your page rank now and see where your site stands.


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    • Rebeccasutton profile image

      Rebecca Sutton 3 years ago from Rock Hill, SC

      Great hub! Easy to understand and I love the screenshots!

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      Tori Canonge 3 years ago from California

      Very informative information and you explained it very well! I will have to start using this!

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Useful information! Shared and voted up ++.

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      Rebecca Mealey 3 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Very helpful and informative. I am going to try this for my Hubpages and website. It should prove interesting. Thanks so much for sharing this!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      I saw two ladies on my local tv station. One made $45,000.00 a year from her website and the other made 4 times that amount. I looked up their Page Rank one had a 3 and one had a 4. It looks like you don't need good PR to make good money. Voted up on your hub.

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      Shwetha 4 years ago from New York

      Thank you for this great hub, very informative .

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      kitkat1141 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It always amazes me how much there is to learn about the workings of the Internet! Thank you for this info.

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      Xeng 4 years ago from Philippines

      I've only been on hubpages for a month and my ranking is still N/A. But now I have greater motivation to post quality content for my hubs. Thanks for this. Voted up and useful. :)

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      Bill De Giulio 4 years ago from Massachusetts

      Well isn't this interesting. Never knew this existed? I checked a few of my top Hubs and they rank a 2. Thanks for sharing this, very useful and interesting.

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      LauraGSpeaks 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      This is incredibly useful information. I just checked several of my hubs. Although I had several "2"s, I also had many gray bars on hubs that have been featured for a while. The N/As were hubs with low traffic.

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      LA Elsen 4 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Thank you I never knew how to check my page rank. Very helpful to me. Voted up and shared.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Very useful information. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and shared.

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      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great info! Thanks for sharing this.

      Voting +++ and sharing.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      I love this information! It's easy to use, and incredibly helpful for us on this site. Voted up and shared!

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      Abdus Salam 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      useful information :)