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Rather strange pagerank thing (not really a problem)





mathiaus
Well this is rather odd. I have 2 pages which are actually the exact same bar the page title yet one has a pagerank of 2 and the other 4. By the way they are the same page (not 2 seperate pages) just with different links
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rather stange don't you think? Anyway my questions I put to you all ...

1) Any ideas why this is? All the difference is is the title of the addition of " :: main/welcome" Could this be worth pagerank 2?

2)If so would it be worth forwarding all the main page click to the main/welcome page to get the extra pagerank or not?


many thanks in advance again
Matt Cool
SoftStag
They have different page ranks because they are different URLs. Google sees each as a different page, and ranks each according to the number of links going to it and their relevance.

Having 2 pages that are fundamentally identical is not a good idea, Google will see the duplicate content and penalise the page rank because it will assume one is just a copy of the other and therefore less relevant. You should therefore use a 302 redirect on one of the pages to the other. This could increase your overall page rank, although you will not see it until the next page rank update.

Hope that helps.
mathiaus
Well their actually both the same page (index.php) just linked to differently, and the normal url (minus the main/welcome) has more link to it from other sites Confused
SoftStag
But they are different URLs. Therefore Google will see them as different pages.
Marston
... Isn't a pagerank of 4 better than pagerank of 2?
babumuchhala
Well if u find that straneg, the look at my blogs Pageranks

http://www.muchhalasworld.uni.cc has a PR of 4/10
where as
http://muchhalasworld.uni.cc has a PR of 0/10 :O

Now that beats me more than anything Razz
SoftStag
babumuchhala wrote:
Well if u find that straneg, the look at my blogs Pageranks

http://www.muchhalasworld.uni.cc has a PR of 4/10
where as
http://muchhalasworld.uni.cc has a PR of 0/10 :O

Now that beats me more than anything Razz

Google probably doesn't find any links for http://muchhalasworld.uni.cc so gives it a PR0. Again you should do a 302 redirect on http://muchhalasworld.uni.cc to
http://www.muchhalasworld.uni.cc
Indyan
Yes. That was one of the flaws in google algorithm. But i had read somewhere about a month ago that in the new database update google will treat both the url's as same.
erlendhg
Marston wrote:
... Isn't a pagerank of 4 better than pagerank of 2?

Well off course it is Very Happy
Higher popularity = higher rank
Bondings
Mathiaus, google doesn't know that it's the same page and sees it as two different ones with the same content.

The best way would be to redirect one of them to the other, that should be a good solution in the long run.

Quote:
RewriteCond %{THE_REQUEST} ^[A-Z]{3,9}\ /index\.php\ HTTP/
RewriteRule ^index\.php$ http://www.frihost.com/ [R=301,L]

I use this one for the homepage of Frihost. I'm not completely sure what everything means and it took me a good while to make it work. But something similar should be working.

However, you shouldn't redirect it like with normal redirects, because you would then create an eternal loop.
kcarring
Quote:
Google probably doesn't find any links for http://muchhalasworld.uni.cc so gives it a PR0. Again you should do a 302 redirect on http://muchhalasworld.uni.cc to


NEVER DO THIS.

Use 301's, not 302. They may have fixed the problem.. but I wouldn't risk it! The reason being is, for a while, 302 page hi-jacks were occurring frequently, and many search engines do not like 302's. Use a 301 permanent instead.

For more info:

http://clsc.net/research/google-302-page-hijack.htm
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