__/ [Jean-Marc Langevin] on Friday 02 September 2005 17:41 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [Darren Tipton] on Friday 02 September 2005 17:19 \__
>>> 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.
> YES!!!! PageRank predictor predicts me few PR10 sites.
> I Will be rich soon....
> Seriously does it work ? Will I become really rich lol, or is it me using
> it bad? Or on wrong moment ?
> Jean-Marc Langevin
No, it seems to get whacky sometimes. I don't use it any longer. Seeing its
weakness after the first PageRank update was enough of a deterrent. The
only reason I made a mentioning of the URL (albeit with an intentional
space which in some newsreader would break the link) is because the OP
mentioned yet another broken tool.
All of these scraping/API-reliant services are suseptible to breakage. There
are a few exceptions such as the BBC Weather scraper that still sends me
forecast as feeds and the Google SERP scraper from Ben Hammersley. It makes
it possible to look at 1 SERP per second with only daily changes flagged.
Great stuff that!
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