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PageRank

PageRank is an algorithm used by Google Search to rank websites in their search engine results. PageRank was named after Larry Page, one of the founders of Google. PageRank is a way of measuring the importance of website pages. According to Google:

PageRank works by counting the number and quality of links to a page to determine a rough estimate of how important the website is. The underlying assumption is that more important websites are likely to receive more links from other websites.

A lot goes into the calculation of a PageRank. At a bare minimum, it calculates the score based on the number of backlinks your site has, and the individual PageRank of each of those linking sites. This ultimately adds up to a weighted score though a bunch more mathematical stuff.

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