• http://www.michael-martinez.com/ Michael Martinez

    I’m afraid her post will raise more questions than it answers. I don’t believe Google looks at bounce rates in as simplistic a manner as the post seems to imply — rather, improving bounce rates is a way for people to ensure they ARE providing a good user experience. But too many people in the SEO community may seize upon her comments and use them to shore up wild speculations.

    I wish she had written about 15 more paragraphs further explaining her thoughts. (And, yes, I note that the post was targeted toward \Beginner\ level but people at that level are just as capable of asking questions as experts.)

  • http://ninebyblue.com/ Vanessa Fox

    Michael – You are absolutely right. I need to write about 15 more paragraphs for exactly the reason you say. I’m going to edit the post briefly now but then hopefully will have time to get something longer out in the next couple of days.

  • http://www.gamerstube.com Joe Youngblood

    Question: if they know people will misuse PR, use it for selling links, etc.. and it’s not even correct then why on earth make it public?

  • http://www.concept-i.dk/ Thomas Rosenstand

    For years I’ve done my best to convince customers and newcommers to the SEO world about the fact that PageRank from the toolbar equals the daily horoscope (at best). I welcome every effort from Google, you and everyone else to help address the misunderstanding that PR is the way to top in SERPS.

  • http://buckspaid.com B.P.

    Michael Martinez, I agree with you. I don’t understand how PR calculates? PR is different Alexa? Some website has ~ 1000 Alexa Ranking but PR is N/A or 0? Believe PR or Alexa?

  • http://kercommunications.com K.C.

    I also welcome any and every effort to educate people about how Pagerank is not very relevant to their SEO goals.
    I am actually a little disappointed that my own site’s Pagerank went up after the last update. I used to like to use it as an example. I had a pagerank of zero, yet ranked very well for plenty of search terms. Pointing that out to clients who were hung up on Pagerank was helpful in demonstrating just how much misinformation is out there about SEO.

  • http://www.group-webdesign.ro Adrian Toma

    For business purpose I think that Pagerank is not the best factor that has an influence for SEO meanings. The next stage of SEO is conversions, a subject that is not so discussed like PR an some other SEO factors.
    I think the best way to increase a these factors is to raise the position in SERPs of an website for some given keywords. This comment is treated more ample in this web page

  • TimmyTime

    “I don’t believe Google looks at bounce rates in as simplistic a manner as the post seems to imply — rather, improving bounce rates is a way for people to ensure they ARE providing a good user experience. But too many people in the SEO community may seize upon her comments and use them to shore up wild speculations.”

    You comment makes zero sense. If bounce rates tell about user experience, why isn’t Google tracking them, then? You defeat your own argument. Google would not likely tell us anyway.