Google Scores a Perfect Ten - How Rare Is a Google PR
of 10: A Beginners Guide
How many of us love to score a perfect ten? Assuming of
course, that ten out of ten were right, rather than wrong! A score
of 10 is often the holy grail for anything being marked or graded,
such as a spelling test, a piece of work and many movies and
videogames also seek a perfect score out of ten. Pages on
Google are no different, with scores ranging from zero to ten,
with ten being the ultimate dream or the pages seen as having
the most importance.
If your website has a Google page rank of 10 then it is quite
likely that your name is Mr Google or Mr Adobe as a perfect
page rank is extremely rare and extremely difficult to achieve. At
the time of writing the page rank here at SearchWarp is five. In
the industry this is deemed to be very strong and commendable.
There are many, many websites out there that would give almost
anything for a rank that high.
So, which websites or pages do have a Google Page Rank of 10?
Perhaps unsurprisingly Google Search itself has the perfect
page rank. It would be a little odd if didn't I think, seen as it's
probably the most visited page on the internet. Another
unsurprising ten out of ten is the main page for acquiring the
Adobe Flash Player, a little bit of software that allows us to see
all the little animations and movies through our web browsers.
A couple of the more interesting sites to have the top Google
page rank include the National Portal of India and The European
Library, but after this, scores of 10 are very few and far between.
Why not see if you can spot some on your travels around the
internet? The Twitter home page currently has a Page Rank of
How does the Google Page Ranking system work then? Well I
am afraid I am nowhere near technical enough to be able to
impart such wisdom, other than to tell you its very complicated!
Perhaps SearchWarp's own Bruce Horst can lead you in the
right direction if you ask him really nicely!
As found on Wikipedia, Google itself describes the Page Rank
system as follows, " Page Rank relies on the uniquely
democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as
an indicator of an individual page's value. In essence, Google
interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for
page B. But, Google looks at more than the sheer volume of
votes, or links a page receives; it also analyzes the page that
casts the vote. Votes cast by pages that are themselves
"important" weigh more heavily and help to make other pages
Perhaps that reveals why I didn't attempt to explain it myself! I
am a writer not a mathematician!
Where exactly is the Page Rank shown? If you use Internet
Explorer and cannot see the little Google Page Rank display on
your toolbar then all you should need to do is go into your
toolbar options and select "tools". In there, there are usually
options to switch certain things on and off such as popup
blockers and bookmarks. There should also be an option that
says " Page Rank See Google's view of the importance of a
page". This should also show you what the icon looks like. Just
check this box and when you go back to your browser, the icon
should now be in your toolbar for you to check the ranks of each
page you visit.