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Google PageRank PHP Class. It appears that Google has changed their Page Rank mechanism.

Google PageRank PHP Class

I'm currently investigating ways to restore the functionality of this class. While developers and designers can debate about the important of different search engine optimizations strategies, one metric that simply can't be argued is a website's Google PageRank, or its importance in driving traffic to the site. Achieving a better PageRank was a consideration when redesigning this blog.

We can discuss how to achieve a better PageRank in another post -- this post will focus on how you can retrieve a page's Google PageRank using a small PHP class that I have created. The PHP The base functions within this class were created by Jamie Scott -- all credit for the base functions go to him. The createHash and checkHash methods perform the deep down mathematical operations.

$rank = GooglePageRankChecker::getRank("davidwalsh.name"); The number provided back represents the PageRank for the URL provided! An In Depth Guide to mod_rewrite for Apache. Twice a month, we revisit some of our readers’ favorite posts from throughout the history of Nettuts+.

An In Depth Guide to mod_rewrite for Apache

This tutorial was first published last September. When people think of .htaccess configuration, the first thing that might pop into their minds is URL manipulation with mod_rewrite. But they're often frustrated by mod_rewrite's complexity. This tutorial will walk you through everything you need to know for the most common mod_rewrite tasks. Mod_rewrite Rants Thoughts on mod_rewrite vary quite a bit. Mldk: Aargh! Bsterzenbach: Man do I love mod_rewrite. Mikemackay: Still loving the total flexibility of mod_rewrite - coming to the rescue again.

Hostpc: I hate mod_rewrite. Awanderingmind: Oh Wordpress and Apache, how thou dost vex me. Danielishiding: Why won’t mod_rewrite work! A few things I noticed are that people clearly recognize the power of mod_rewrite, but are often frustrated by the syntax. Despite the tons of examples and docs, mod_rewrite is voodoo. What a turn off!

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Annuaire. Google Says: Yes, You Can Still Sculpt PageRank. No You Can't Do It With Nofollow. The blog post - PageRank Sculpting - from the head Google's Web Spam team is a critical read for SEOs worldwide: So what happens when you have a page with “ten PageRank points” and ten outgoing links, and five of those links are nofollowed?

Google Says: Yes, You Can Still Sculpt PageRank. No You Can't Do It With Nofollow

Let’s leave aside the decay factor to focus on the core part of the question. Originally, the five links without nofollow would have flowed two points of PageRank each (in essence, the nofollowed links didn’t count toward the denominator when dividing PageRank by the outdegree of the page). More than a year ago, Google changed how the PageRank flows so that the five links without nofollow would flow one point of PageRank each. It's valuable to recall the illustration I put up on Google's initial announcement of this change: This change in Google's treatment of nofollow links comes with some very interesting additional advice/clarification: Q: Okay, but doesn’t this encourage me to link out less? This is a disappointing move from Google on many fronts: