Pagerank is Google’s score of a particular page on your website. Every website has a score out of ten.
They use an equation that takes all of the inbound and internal links about your site to calculate it. When it came into existence, the formula was:
PR(A) = (1-d) + d(PR(t1)/C(t1) + … + PR(tn)/C(tn))
Don’t worry about this right now.
Basically, the higher the score, the more popular your website is. Right now, this site has a Pagerank (PR) of zero because it’s only a month or so old. There are virtually no sites linking to it either. We’ll see where it is in one month.
PolkaSpots.com however has a Pagerank of 4, which is quite good.
Pagerank is important but not essential for a site to appear high in the Google listings. I had a site a few years ago that had zero PR but was at the top of the list.
(Also, the jump from a PR or 4 – 5 is greater than the jump from 3 – 4.)
Google.com unsurprisingly, has a PR of 10.
How do you find your Pagerank?
The best way is to use the Google Toolbar for Firefox. However, there are loads of websites that will show you.