Looking for a Google Pagerank Calculator that works is proving to be an all-authentic pain the *** these days. I mean, what the heffa is happening to all of those sites?! Tsk. If you're PR calculator is not working and that's all your site can offer, why not shut the whole site down so search engines can stop crawling it once and for all. Let's be kind to publishers and not waste their *ehrm* precious time.
Anyway, since I'm tired of landing on Google PR Calculator sites that don't work, I've decided to post one that does (Courtesy of Page Rank Checker). This is for those who have looked and not found a working PageRank calculator:
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But what is PageRank, anyway?
PageRank is a link analysis algorithm, named after Larry Page, used by the Google Internet search engine that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of "measuring" its relative importance within the set. The algorithm may be applied to any collection of entities with reciprocal quotations and references. The numerical weight that it assigns to any given element E is also called the PageRank of E and denoted by PR(E).
The name "PageRank" is a trademark of Google, and the PageRank process has been patented (U.S. Patent 6,285,999). However, the patent is assigned to Stanford University and not to Google. Google has exclusive license rights on the patent from Stanford University. The university received 1.8 million shares of Google in exchange for use of the patent; the shares were sold in 2005 for $336 million. via Wiki
OK. Expect Wikipedia to give definitions packed with high-falutin words. IMO, Google PageRank is simply one of the things that indicate a site's relevance on the web. The higher the PR the more relevant a site is, hence, the higher its position on search engine results. The higher the position on search results, the higher the traffic. It's an SEO thing.