Google Page Rank Infomation - Is this correct?

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I am hoping that some of you will comment on this post.  I found an =
article on Google Page Rank on the web.  It may be dated, since it was =
written in August of last year, but I wanted to ask some questions based =
on it.  The article starts here:

and goes for several pages.  I am going to snip some info from it in =
this post.  
<snip>"share" = the linking page's PageRank divided by the number of outbound links on the page.</snip>    and   <snip>A page "votes" an =
amount of PageRank onto each page that it links to. The amount of =
PageRank that it has to vote with is a little less than its own PageRank =
value (its own value * 0.85). </snip>

<snip>The result is that it reverses the previous conclusion, so that a link from a PR8 page that has lots of outbound links is worth more than =
a link from a PR4 page that has only a few outbound links.</snip>

So, my incoming link preferences (what I am striving to accomplish) =
would be in this order:
1. High ranking pages or websites that link to my page on a page where =
no other links are placed.
2. High ranking pages, that have a PR above 7 or 8 that link to my page =
from a page that has few outbound links.

<snip>The maximum PageRank in a site equals the number of pages in the site * 1. The maximum is increased by inbound links from other sites and =
decreased by outbound links to other sites. We are talking about the =
overall PageRank in the site and not the PageRank of any individual =

This one showed me what you guys have been describing as 'leaking'.  I =
have a lot of outbound links, which means it is really important for me =
to get those 'correct' inbound links.  But, according to this article, =
it is important for me to avoid<snip>inbound links from link farms can =
damage the PageRank and the site, and should be avoided.</snip>

I found this a little conflicting with what is happening on my site. =

<snip>The page that you link out from makes a difference to which pages suffer the most loss. Without a program to perform the calculations on =
specific link structures, it is difficult to decide on the right page to =
link out from, but the generalization is to link from the one with the =
lowest PageRank.</snip>  I have a page with hundreds of links outgoing =
and it has a PR of 4.  The only link going to that page is from my own =
pages.  Maybe the thing that helps is that I have a link on each of my =
pages to that particular page, and my overall site has a PR of 5.

<snip>To a spider,,, and are different urls =
and, therefore, different pages.</snip>  Based on this assumption (read =
the rest of this), then any division of the domain would cause the page =
rank to be separated also.  Therefore, as I have asked on this NG =
before, and would need to establish =
their page ranks separately.  Whereas, and = would garner some 'advantage' from each other. =
 So, if I am adding new elements to a website, and I want to take =
advantage of the current PR, then I need to add them as a suffix.  On =
the other hand, if I add them as a prefix, and I can include content =
that is considered relevant to searches, I may have a chance of getting =
a good ranking on that site and links back and forth might help.  I am =
going to try it the suffix way first, then move to the prefix, if I =
believe I need to do that.
Take Care,  Sharon Lane

Re: Google Page Rank Infomation - Is this correct?

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Thnaks for answering Dave.  One quick question, if I make a whole bunch of
separate directories by cancer type, which will be better.  Example:

Keep in mind that retinoblastoma is searched for far more often than the
term pediatric cancer, according to wordtracker anyway (I am still not sure
this is a good guage on what people are searching for on Google).

Take Care,  Sharon Lane

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