How to fake Google PageRank numbers
Recently, a new technique of faking the PageRank number of
a web site has become popular. For example, a rather dubious
adult web site managed to get a PageRank of 10.
How did this web site get this high PageRank number?
The web sites used a relatively simple trick. A known loophole
in the Google algorithm is that a web page that redirects
to another web page will get the PageRank number of the
redirected web page.
A web page that redirects to Google.com will get a PageRank
of 10 because web surfers that go to the redirection page
will actually land on Google.com which has a PageRank of
To get a high PageRank number, a web site must just redirect
to Google.com (or another page with a high PageRank) when
the Google spider visits the site. This is a technique called
Does this technique help my rankings on Google?
No, it doesn't. It doesn't help your web site rankings
at all. Actually, it prevents your web site from showing
up in Google because Google thinks that the content of the
redirected web site is the content of your site. The only
effect on your web site is that the green PageRank bar will
What does this mean to your web site?
Don't try to get links (or even buy them) from other web
sites just because these web sites have a high PageRank.
PageRank numbers can be faked and if a web site is not related
to your site, it doesn't make sense if that web site links
It's better to focus on links from web site that are related
to yours. Links from related sites will increase your search
engine rankings and you'll get targeted visitors from these
sites. Focus on web surfers, not on search engines. ARELIS
can help you to find
related sites that could link to your web site.