In recent years 15, PageRank was for many owners or administrators of websites, a benchmark for classification of web pages and to estimate their importance.
The algorithm by which they were classified and the score of a site was given, was based especially on "backlinks”- a link / quote from a better ranked site - and on the quality / uniqueness of the content. PageRankThe tool was seen as absolutely wrong SEOAnd many were swept away by the PR, saying that a higher PR, and a guarantee greater number of visitors on the website. Fake. From experience, I say that I had web pages with PageRank 2, which far exceeded a web page with PageRank 6. The algorithm used by Google was as clear as possible. A link given from a page A with PR6, to a page B with a lower rank, increased in time the PR of page B. Of course, the number of links and the number of pages that sent a link to page B mattered a lot. It was an algorithm that gave rise to many online "businesses" and a "link market" as a whole. Google was not too happy with the links bought by the owners of web pages, and by 2010 the first penalties have already appeared. Finally, all in all, PageRank was once a real madness and a source of income for many web page owners with high PageRank. A link to such a web page could cost from a few dollars to several hundred. Links were exchanged, bought, sold, "studied" to try to fool Google algorithms, specialized forums full of discussions on PR.
In recent years, there has been some silence, and many have wondered when will be the next PageRank update. Regular Google PR update at least once or twice a year for several years it has stagnated.
After a few days, Google has withdrawn from all major classification PageRank for web pages, but this does not mean that they do not take a classification. Secret, but it exists.
For web page owners, the best "indicator" to find out where a web page is located is Google Console. former Google Webmasters. In Google Console find details and reports about the number of backlinks, positioning in the search engine after certain keywords, keywords (keywords) that lead to web reports on the rate of indexation, health / safety site, errors, plus other useful information for SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
As alternatives to Google PageRankAre almost certain to develop or by third companies or individuals, a number of tool sites, but they can not provide data than some suspected.