PR and SERP

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  1. usha

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    What is the difference between PR (page rank) and SERP (Search engine result page)?
     
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    PageRank is a numeric value that represents how important a page is on the web. Let’s call it Google’s rating or grade for your web page (0 = lowest, 10 = highest).
    SERP means Search Engine Ranking Page. This is what you look at multiple times a day. It’s the (first) page of results Google gives you when you are searching for a keyword or a keyword combination.
     
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    You don't have to worry about PR anymore because its not available for common public.
     
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    PR stands for page rank and it is just a metric to calculate the authority of the site based on various parameters. Google has ended up the tradition of page rank and it is not used at present.
    SERP stands for search engine result page and it the result shown when a keyword is typed by a visitor on search engine bar.
     
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    Page Rank isn't publicly viewable anymore, although there are some tools to still find it out, so I wouldn't let yourself be consumed with it.

    SERPs is what every webmaster focuses on these days. It will determine your rankings for keywords that you're targeting to gain traffic from.
     
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    Pr stands for page rank. Although Google is not updating it but it still exists.
    While SERPs show your ranks or keywords.
     
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    PR - Page Rank. PR is dead
    SERP - search engine results page (Google, Bing, Yahoo)
     
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    Since the two items mentioned are two totally different things, there is very little point in comparing the two. It's sort of like comparing a window to an address book, which makes me wonder why you would ask the question. Most of the replies have danced around an answer, with Magento_oCodewire coming closest to starting to answer.
    PR stands for PageRank, and was named after Larry Page, one of the founders of Google. It used a proprietary formula to assign a number from 1 to 10 to a website page, based on how important or relevant it was to it's subject. For years website owners and/or marketers tried to find ways to manipulate their PR, thinking this would help them rank higher on Google for their particular keywords. Although it was important at one time, gradually other factors came into play, and PR gradually became one of many factors, currently about 200. Eventually, the PR shown in the Google Toolbar became meaningless, and it was dropped, although Google still uses PR internally.
    SERP stands for Search Engine Results Page, a term that can be applied to any search engine. When someone enters a keyword into a search bar, then clic,ks on the submit button, or the provided icon, or hits the enter key on their keyboard the page of results they are transferred to on the search engine is called the Search Engine Results Page. The number of results can go anywhere from a few hundred to a few thousand to millions, so most searches will have several Search Engine Results Pages.
     
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    Not sure that's quite true Joseph. While it is a measure of importance, PageRank is only applicable to inbound links. And it's a logarithmic scale not a simple 1 to 10 value.

    It's all explained here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PageRank
     
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    According to the article you linked to, "The Google Toolbar long had a PageRank feature which displayed a visited page's PageRank as a whole number between 0 and 10." This was the number I was referring to, and, as you mentioned it is now dead. I, and a few other respondents, believed that this was the PR that usha was asking about, and the one that most people are familiar with. The "logarithmic scale" you referred to is the actual PageRank that Google now uses internally. Unless someone is actively involved in the SEO industry, or has been actively involved in doing SEO for some time, they are probably not aware that this PageRank actually exists.
     
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    Perfect, But there is no worth in having a PR for a website. It is not considered by Google. The website does not have any PR rankings in top position rather than website having PR's. It is because the website is added with fresh content and which really helps in getting the site in SERP.
     
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    This is not correct. Every page on every website has a PageRank score and it is considered by Google when determining ranking. What google no longer does is publish a PR score.
     
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