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Relationship Between the PageRank and the Number of Backlinks

Posted By Darren Rowse 16th of November 2004 Search Engine Optimization 3

How many links to your blog do you need to climb up Google’s page ranking? A recent study titled Relationship Between the PageRank and the Number of Backlinks – Articles about link building and PageRank examines that question and draws some interesting conclusions:

‘- With a few exceptions, whatever the PR is, more backlinks than the month before are required every month to get a given PR.

– As expected, one needs far more backlinks in order to get a high PR than a low one. Even if there may be exceptions, because the study deals with a good number of data, it gives experimental support to the theoretical hypotheses or ideas never proved before but only discussed in forums.

– During this summer (2004), Google changed the behaviour of the link: command which now includes low PR pages. Only PR4 or higher PR pages used to be listed by this command. Conversely since this summer you can also list the low PR pages backlinks, which you can see in the table.’

Get more details of this study at Relationship Between the PageRank and the Number of Backlinks

Found via Micro Persuasion

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  1. I have been looking over articles to find the pest practice for generating good site backlinks. You have posted a great article and is quite practical in its content. There are many services that promise backlinks and page rank but they normally only end up hurting your site in the long run. It looks like it is time for me to start writing in all of the worlds travel bllogs. Many Thanks.

  2. This is interesting I always thought it was a combination of the quality and the quantity of links which was necessary to improve the page rank.

  3. I have been doing many researches trying to find out the best method for generating quality links :( No certain answer .

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