What is Google PageRank?

What Is Google PageRank? – In simple terms, Google PageRank™ is a numerical measure of the ‘importance’ of a web page, calculated using a complicated iterative algorithm from the number and ‘importance’ of the web pages that link to it. 

Google PageRank (Google PR) is one of the methods Google uses to determine a page’s relevance or importance. Important pages receive a higher PageRank and are more likely to appear at the top of the search results. Google PageRank (PR) is a measure from 0 – 10. Google Pagerank is based on backlinks.

It’s actually named after Google co-founder Larry Page, but I can’t help wondering whether this was a happy accident. If Page’s name had been less appropriate, would it still have been used for the purpose?

PageRank is a link analysis algorithm used by Google to help determine the relative importance of a website.

Every website is given a Google PageRank score between 0 and 10 on an exponential scale. The handful of PageRank 10 domains, including USA.gov, Twitter.com and Adobe Reader Download, have the highest volume of inbound links of any sites on the web. The top sites set the bar, so to speak, and the 10-point scale plummets exponentially down from there. Google.com and Facebook.com are PR 9. PageRank 5 websites have a good number of inbound links, PR 3 and 4 sites have a fair amount, and brand new websites without any inbound links pointing to them start at PageRank 0.