Is Google PageRank still important in 2015? (part 1)

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As a business owner, especially who are running Search engine Optimization (SEO) strategies for their site, has heard for many times about Google PageRank which used to be very important to the ranking in SERPs. The question is raised nowadays is whether Google PageRank has played an important role in SEO as before or not. Well, it is quite hard to give you the exact answer. Knowing this consideration, SEO Company Singapore would like to show you a closer look to Google PageRank so that you can get more detailed information about what Google PageRank is, how it works and what its role  is in SEO nowadays.  

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What is Google PageRank?

For those who haven’t had any idea about this algorithm, Google PageRank was established and trade marked by Google many years ago and was deeply inspired by the co- founder of Google, Larry Page. Google PageRank was considered as one of the most effective algorithms to determine whether a webpage is a trustworthy source information for the website visitors or not. Every page is checked based on certain standards which mainly is your page’s backlink quality and quantity, and then scored from 0 to 10. It is clear to see that zero is the worst ranking and 10 is the best, if your site has high reputable backlinks, it is able to get higher PageRank score. Those sites having PageRank over 5 is evaluated as quite successful. 

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Following is the original formula that is used by Google to calculate your PageRank. However, keep in mind that it has been through many changes over years, so it might have little differences compared to the current one. 

PR(A) = (1-d) + d(PR(t1)/C(t1) + … + PR(tn)/C(tn))

And here is the scale that SEO services Singapore believe that you should take into account:
0-    Your site is totally new.
1-    Your site has a small number of backlinks.
2-    To be in the same situation with above situation but have a little more value.
3-    Your site is doing well.
4-    Your site has a number of backlinks and it is quite potential to outrank other pages.
5-    Congratulation! With this score, your site has more chances to be on the first page of Google
6-    Get more value than 5.
7-   It’s quite hard to reach this point, but once you got it, it means your site is hard to be outranked
8-    Very well known website with high quality sources of information
9-    Very few sites are able to hit this point.
10-   10 is the top of PageRank.

How often is Google PageRank updated?

In fact, Google carried out the update for Google PageRank many times a year. The last toolbar PageRank update was in December 2013. Let’s take a look on its updated history: there were 5 updates in 2008 and 5 in 2009, 1 in 2010, 4 in 2012 and 2 in 2013. Because of stopping updating this algorithm from 2013, a huge consideration has been raised about its importance in SEO, whether it has heavy affect in the ranking or not? Let’s wait, and see our answer in our next article. 

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As one of the best company in Singapore, we believe that knowing those above information is really beneficial to your business. This is the part 1 of what you need to know, don’t worry, we will update our new one as soon as possible. Hope you can get valuable information from this article. Keep reading, not only the articles on our site, but only from any sources to widen your knowledge about SEO. It won’t let you down. If you have any SEO considerations, please feel free to contact SEO Company in Singapore to get the best services.

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