Do blogs get higher PR than regular websites?

April 5, 2006 – 1:30 pm

by Darren

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This is a question that I’ve pondered for awhile, and looking at recent results, it’s possible they do. It seems that Google might just treat weblog links differently than other links. This blog you’re reading now has received a PageRank of 5, which is very respectable considering the website went live on March 12th. 2006. There are a great number of websites on the internet that achieve that rank, so I do think maybe they receive greater PR flow.

It doesn’t really make sense that Google would differentiate the concept of a blog link, but maybe there’s a reason for the distinction as far as they’re concerned.  I’ve noticed this phenomena three times now, so I’m pretty sure it’s not a co-incidence.

Websites appear to need a little velocity to get going in the rankings.  Thankfully, Blog Republic has been started with a bit of a bang, which shows in the early stages of development.  Time will tell is this advantage will erode or get stronger.

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    1. One Response to “Do blogs get higher PR than regular websites?”

    2. I think this has been a controversial topic for some time… does Google has preference of blogs over normal websites? If you had a website that you updated every single day, had feeds for it, comments, pings from other people… would Google have a liking for you too? Lets say you write your own blog engine, but don’t give your engine a name. Its just sole proprietory. Would Google have a liking for you too?

      From the technical point of view, the only way Google can distinguish blogs to websites is by knowing that “this piece of HTML comes from a blog!”… or the generator meta tag that comes default for many blog engines.

      If only I could uncover the mysteries behind the search button at google.com. If I could, I’d probably I won’t be here in the first place ;)

      By Kian Ann on Oct 18, 2006

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