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Google PageRank Unexplained

I thought about writing a post about Google Pagerank, and I thought about doing it the easy way. Something like “Google Pagerank for dummies”, but as I was about to start writing I started to think;

why should I write about PageRank?

I bet thousands have already done it, and probably a lot better than I can ever write and explain it.

Now, here I am, still not sure whether I should have written the Google Pagerank for dummies or not. Well, I am sort of writing a post about it right now, but not the way I thought I would.

Sometimes, the reason I write a post, is actually to learn more about a certain topic. This Pagerank topic, was supposed to be a learning topic for me.

At one time, a while ago, I was very interested in looking at all sorts of results regarding how well my blog was ranking. I was spending time looking at Technorati, Alexa and Google Pagerank (and many others). I wanted better results on a daily basis, and sometimes I checked the stats every hour or so.

That was before I understood that they didn’t change that often.

Today, I am not using hardly any resources to check my stats. I know that I probably should, but with so little time to do what I really enjoy in life, I just have to stay away from stuff like that.

When I look back at the time when Google Pagerank actually mattered to me, I think that I would have explained Pagerank using just a few words, something like

PageRank is a numeric value that represents, according to Google, how important a page is on the web.

Ok, I must admit that I did borrow most of the words from WebWorkshop, but I think I would have used most of the words myself, they just beat me to it.

If you are interesting, like I used to be, you could be reading all sorts of more or less interesting articles explaining how to increase your Pagerank and how pagerank is calculated. You can even look to Google for the answer to Google PageRank explained, or why not read what a professional blogger wrote more than two years ago about the topic?

I am back at the beginning. Why have thousands of people tried to explain Google PageRank when Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page have already explained it?

Maybe the founding fathers didn’t do a good enough job explaining it 🙂



One response to “Google PageRank Unexplained”

  1. Jens says:

    I agree, it took only a few seconds to sign up.

    Just your e-mail and a password, and then you have to click the link they send you.

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