How to Check PagerankAnd detect faked or false pagerank
(What is pagerank?)
Fastest way to check pagerank is to install the Google Toolbar (toolbar.google.com). It can be customized to take up minimal space, and fit nicely at the top of your browser.
Checking faked or false Pagerank
There are several methods of spotting faked pagerank.
- One simple way is to check to see how many backlinks the site has. If a site has no (or very few) backlinks, then it should not have a high pagerank.
- Another way to check is to use Google's info: operator.
In Google type: info:domainname.com
If the site info that is returned doesn't match the site that you searched for, then it's probably faked. Otherwise, it's most likely fine.
Note: This tactic was pretty popular last year (2007), but I haven't really seen it much lately.