What is the best way to determine your website’s strength versus another site rather be a competitor or not? With so many tools on the web most people think because Google is the one selecting where your site and up in the SERPS that they must be the best place to actually figure out where your site places amongst the millions of other sites on the web. Some people unfortunately use it as a way to gauge a SEO campaign because Toolbar pagerank is different from Google’s internal PageRank the fact is when you check any tool that gives you a pagerank number you are not getting the same number that Google is using because toolbar or the page rank you and I can see using any tool is not the same as what Google’s Internal pagerank. (I know how dare they) So looking at the green bar simply does not update quickly nor does it have a real place in deciding whether or not your site is awesome in the eyes of Google or not so good.
VS vs other tools like Ahrefs and Majestic SEO have their own ways of measuring website “Authority/success/ I made/my site is better than yours” really let’s just stick with authority.
One huge problem with using pagerank to determine whether your site is any good is that pagerank is an algorithm not a metric so no it is not very good for determining your website’s ability to rank
Most people will tell you Google PageRank. I do not agree with that and hopefully by the end of this you will not agree with using pagerank to judge a website or a unique web page itself.
First I must be the guy that tells you what you probably already know PageRank is named after Larry Page one of the founders of Google. Sorry everyone had to get that the way. If we take a look at the amount of search traffic for “Google PageRank” let’s look at Google’s forecast and history of people searching for Google Page Rank
So PageRank is calculated using a log scale Toolbar PageRank (log base 10) Real PageRank 0 0 – 10 1 10 – 100 2 100 – 1,000 3 1,000 – 10,000 4 10,000 – 100,000 5 and so on…