PageRank is only a score that represents the importance of a page, as Google estimates it (By the way, that estimate of importance is considered to be Google’s opinion and protected in the US by the First Amendment. When Google was once sued over altering PageRank scores for some sites, a US court ruled: “PageRanks are opinions–opinions of the significance of particular Web sites as they correspond to a search query….the court concludes Google’s PageRanks are entitled to full constitutional protection.) Discussion on google page rank and the tools that can be use to track it is available at www.webtoolson.com [nofollow]
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Google place great importance on Anchor text, it is the visible characters and words that hyperlink display when linking to another document or location on the web.
Search engines use this text to help determine the subject matter of the linked-to document. The anchor text tells the search engine that when users search for example "web tools" SEOmoz.org thinks that http://www.webtoolson.com/ [nofollow]
is a relevant site for the term "web tools" just as http://www.CNN.com is relevant to "CNN".
You can get a report from Google of the top anchor text phrases used when people link to your site by going to Google Webmaster Central .
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A web tools that can elp you to see page rank is located at http://googlerankings.com/prindex.php. See how the search results have PageRank meters in them? www.webtoolson.com [nofollow]
has list of many sites that can show you pagerank of you site.
Google doesn’t make that an option for searchers. Seem odd? It makes sense and underscores my key point.
PageRank is one of many, many factors used to produce search rankings. Highlighting PageRank in search results doesn’t help the searcher. That’s because Google uses another system to show the most important pages for a particular search you do. It lists them in order of importance for what you searched on. Adding PageRank scores to search results would just confuse people. They’d wonder why pages with lower scores were outranking higher scored pages.