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What PageRank Are Your Internal Pages?

November 1, 2007

Recently I read a post on CashQuests.com titled Find The PageRank For Every Page On Your Site. I hadn’t yet checked the rankings of all my internal pages yet since the new PageRank update, so I clicked on over to the tool Kumiko listed. If you use the LivePR tool, you can see the rankings for all the pages of your site, not just your homepage.

My homepage got a PR3, which I already knew. Only one of my posts also got a PR3. All my other internal pages were either PR2, PR1, or had no ranking at all. One thing that I thought was weird were that some pages on my site that got a PR2 were some of my most unpopular posts or some weird pages, like the lost password login page. And then, my most popular pillar post, 75 Ways To Increase Your Site’s Traffic, which got the most backlinks and lots of attention, didn’t even get a PageRank. I’m still finding it a bit odd, but that’s Google for you I suppose!

After you check the rankings for your internal pages, I do recommend that you read Kumiko’s post. She informs us of an interesting concept about how can you make money online with your individual posts’ PageRank. She claims she does not condone it and will never implement it on her site, but it’s interesting nonetheless.

Apparently some people make money online by selling permanent links worth hundreds of dollars on their pages that rank nicely. Google would never approve of the tactic either, but if you want to learn more check out Kumiko’s post. Remember though – that is the evil, unethical way to make money online!

Let me know how you did in the most recent PageRank update, or any other ways to know of to make money with nicely ranked internal pages. I hope to do a lot better next time, so now I will be working harder on building links as well as traffic. Happy blogging, and keep making cash! :)

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13 Responses to “What PageRank Are Your Internal Pages?”

  1. sebastienne on November 1st, 2007 7:39 am

    Okay, thanks for this. Let me give this a try.

  2. Kathy on November 1st, 2007 8:12 am

    Tay — Thanks for providing PR links. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve had a heck of a time finding a decent page ranking reporting site and now I have it! Thanks so much!

  3. Wayne Liew on November 1st, 2007 8:48 am

    Thanks for providing the tips. It is this post that made me realised that my About page also owns the same PR as my home page – PR4. :lol:

  4. Heath on November 1st, 2007 11:51 am

    My home page got 4, my blog main page got 3….most of the posts are either not ranked or 1’s.

    There were a couple 2’s that I was surprised by – mostly categories of blog posts vs. actual blog posts. Very odd.

    This is really an excellent tool to see some of those posts from long ago that are still ranked relatively high comparitively.

  5. Ruchir on November 1st, 2007 1:59 pm

    Selling permanent links on good PR pages might be unethical and a bit evil, but you’re going to have the least chance of getting caught (assuming you integrate it into your content)…

  6. Michael Eyer on November 1st, 2007 2:37 pm

    Is it a bad thing that all my pages are a PR0 Including my main page. Guess its just because its a little over 2 Months old. Thanks for a great post

  7. Steven Snell on November 1st, 2007 6:26 pm

    Thanks for linking to that tool, I ave it running now. So far my highest PR page is an individual blog post.

    I recently had two different people contact me about purchasing links on individual pages that you mention. One was for pretty significant money (at least in my opinion), but I turned them both down for a few reasons. I don’t really agree that it’s unethical though. I don’t see a big difference between that and some other types of advertising, and I’ve never read a decent explanation of why it’s unethical. I think it’s stupid to sell permanent links, you’re just asking for a Google ban and then you won’t be able to get rid of the links. I’d be interested in hearing more about why you think it’s unethical.

  8. Tay on November 2nd, 2007 3:03 am

    @Kathy – Glad this could help!

    @Wayne Liew – Congratulations on the PR4, that’s an awesome ranking! It also surprised me that one of my posts had the same rank as my homepage as well.

    @Heath – You did really well in this PR update by the looks of it! I agree with you, this is a very helpful tool.

    @Michael Eyer – No, it’s certainly not a bad thing. Newer sites (such as ones that have existed about the same timeframe as yours) often don’t get a ranking their first time around since they haven’t had as long to generate links. Don’t worry though, you’re definitely going to rock the next update! :)

    @Steven – I’m glad you found the tool helpful. As for your comment, I think it’s pretty unethical because when people do this they are masking the sponsored link into the post FOREVER – which, like you said, is also very stupid. I doubt I would ever sell permanent advertising on this site like that because that pretty much binds you down for life on the agreement. Selling a permanent link on a post for a big sum of money could be a very sneaky and evil tactic, and one Google would never approve of – it’s just something I don’t approve of either.

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  10. Thomas Sinfield on November 2nd, 2007 8:38 pm

    My main page is a 2, but I have one internal post that is a 5, one that is a 4, and a lot of 3’s and 2’s.

    It is quite strange that the internals are higher than the main page, but the 5 was a review of the SitePoint Web Design Kit, and got linked from their sales page.

  11. Tay on November 2nd, 2007 9:57 pm


    Internal rankiing is still really great so congratulations! I don’t understand how some of my pages got the rankings they did either, but I guess I won’t complain. :)

  12. Invest Free Money on November 5th, 2007 5:28 pm

    Thanks for the link to the LivePR. I have always wanted a tool to find the PR of my inner pages, but could not find one.

  13. Tay on November 7th, 2007 1:07 am

    Glad I could help. It’s a fantastic tool and I found it very helpful! :)

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