__/ [Darren Tipton] on Friday 02 September 2005 17:19 \__
> On Fri, 02 Sep 2005 16:47:11 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote on the topic of "Re: Zero Google
>>> Is the pagerank-prediction.php broken as well? That's too bad 'cause
>>> it's *predicting* rise in my PR. Shame it does not tell when ... :-)
>>It seems to have just been fixed. There appear to have been some changes
>>to API's recently. I wouldn't know for sure because I never use Google
>>API's. I imagine there were attempts to break some tools that hammered the
>>Google servers... all just speculations.
>>"Wishful thinking" is how I would describe the aforementioned tool because
>>it makes some silly predictions, which apart from raising hopes cannot
>>make reasonable guesses. Mikkel is still awaiting his PageRank 10.
> Wondered how this would work actually, how you would actually predict a
> rise in Page Rank?
A superficial method would involve taking the current PageRank
(public/toolbar indicator gets modified 3-4 times a year) and then count
backlinks that were added since the last PageRank update as well as other
minor factors (Alexa/Netscraft ranks?). You do some obscure calculation and
append +1 because, evidently, more visitors will return if you lie, making
them droll over the ranks.
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