When I visit our website via the root domain we have a Google PR of 3, yet when I go into any other page there is not a Google PR displayed. For example, the blog on our website does not have any Google PR.

So, this leads me to a elementary question;

Because the "Site" has a Google PR of 3, yet the blog "Pages" do not have any PR, will the link quality to other websites from the blog "Page" benefit from the "Sites" Google PR of 3. Or, does the blog "Page" that has the backlink displayed determine the valuable Google PR to gain a quality benefit?

Thank you.

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In the early days of Google the term PageRank referred to the entire site. Links and link values were calculated on a page-by-page basis creating a score for each page, however, PageRank referred to the total score of all pages and was applied to the site.

Today, PageRank is no longer publicly given so any PR score you see on the web is from almost 2 years ago. This was done to help defeat monetizers from gaming search. PageRank, as it was in the beginning, is still calculated as a SiteRank which contains sub-sets of metrics such as TrustRank.

Each page has rank calculated. When a link is created from one page to another page, it is the pages rank that is shared. So a totally worthless page on a site that ordinarily ranks well will not pass much value. In the early days, however, it was the sites rank that was shared. That ended a long time ago as an effort to better calculate the value of links.

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    Yep. TL;DR PR is per page, not per site
    – John Conde
    Commented Jun 26, 2015 at 19:20
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    @JohnConde The whole PR confusion drives me nuts! I understand it- still it drives me nuts!! Google [*******] the pooch in the early days with the whole PR thing. They should have just kept their mouths shut. It would have been a lot easier on everybody that way. ;-)
    – closetnoc
    Commented Jun 27, 2015 at 0:12
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    Agreed! But it was PR that made them famous. A catch 22 of sorts.
    – John Conde
    Commented Jun 27, 2015 at 13:09
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    @JohnConde It jus wooda bin nice if they had a bit more fore-thought on at least this one thing. I blame my lack of hair on their PR confusion... why not? Who's gunna argue??
    – closetnoc
    Commented Jun 27, 2015 at 17:28
  • do you have any references for your answer?
    – Mousey
    Commented Oct 2, 2015 at 17:55

Use proper meta tags and also register your site in google webmaster tools and bing search engine. A meta tag is generated when you register your site in google and bing just copy the same and paste below the head tag.. never worry about page rank.or anu thing else.

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