What do Google PageRank and Alexa Rank actually mean?

Yogesh Patwari
Yogesh Patwari
from Kolkata
12 years ago

This may sound primitive and dumb, but I don't really know what these mean. My Dashboard says I have a Google PageRank and an Alexa Rank. Super Cool. But, erm, so what? 

Any pointers? 

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Mohan
Mohan
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Don't worry about them. If you start worrying, you will loose interest on writing blog posts and concentrate more on those. Better not to think about them as long as you are regular on your blog.

Yogesh Patwari
from Kolkata
12 years ago

Thank Mohan. Err, would still want to know what they mean though. Always been a smug 'know-it-all'.  Cool  

Maybe I will try out what Witty Jester suggested Laughing

Mohan
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Yogesh, nothing wrong in knowing...Laughing

but the problem starts when you start to chase them! Cool

Witty Jester
Witty Jester
from Pune
12 years ago

Seriously man,no offence,but you will find a perfectly sound answer to most of these factual questions from google or wikipedia!!

Somethings men was never meant to undrestand ,for everything else there is google!!!!

Addy
Addy
from Mumbai
12 years ago

Google Page Rank actually mean a whole number (between 0 ~ 10) given to you blog/website from google. Actually its not a rank its kind of a score. Seems like those Google guys aren't such nerds after all, as they are portrayed! No wonder they have'nt yet completed their PhDs. Okay, so the Google Page Rank is given to you on the basis of the "backlinks" you have of you blog/website on other blog/websites. The higher the Page Rank of the blog/website having the backlink of your blog/website the higher would your page rank be. M9ind you that "high" here means towards or close to 10. There is also a complex calculation and computation done to calculate the Page Rank. This algorithm was made by Larry Page on of the co-founder of Google hence the name Page Rank. Higher the better.

And the Alexa Rank is actually a rank, that is determined by the pagehits and views, but alexa only takes into consideration those users data who have alexa toolbar installed in their browser. So its not too accurate. Lower the better.

Thats all the gyan I have on these two. See I explain so good without any confusion. Without use of Google or Wiki! This is the first piece of information I have shared on the internet, with out using Google or Wiki!

Yogesh Patwari
from Kolkata
12 years ago

Thanks Addy 

Venkatesan.M
Venkatesan.M
from Coimbatore
12 years ago

I didnt care about those guys..,


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