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Q: How much does the size of a website matter in achieving a good PR ? ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: How much does the size of a website matter in achieving a good PR ?
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: slogging-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 06 Jun 2003 07:42 PDT
Expires: 06 Jul 2003 07:42 PDT
Question ID: 213938
A little ?
quite a lot ? 
very much  ?

Given other things being equal and OK like content quality,not
breaking any google rules etc.
Subject: Re: How much does the size of a website matter in achieving a good PR ?
Answered By: aditya2k-ga on 06 Jun 2003 10:24 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
Hi slogging,

Good day and thanks for your question. In short, the answer to your
question is "not much" (among the three choices you've given - "very
little"). The most important factor in PR is how many pages link to
you, and what is the PR of those pages.

As a Google Answers Researcher, I have no direct connection with the
Google search engine, but from my experience and extensive research on
the google search engine algorithm, I can comfortably say that I am

The reason I say "not much" and not "not at all" is because, the more
pages you have on your site, that many more inward links are there to
your home page (provided all pages link to the index page).

If you have any clarifications, please don't hesitate to ask.

Thank you for using this service and have a nice day.

Warm Regards,

Request for Answer Clarification by slogging-ga on 10 Jun 2003 07:49 PDT
Aditya2k, thanks for your answer. I am OK with it and almost ready to
rate it .Some comments as follows:

Maybe algorithmically there is  very little  relationship between size
of site and maybe a large site may not be the CAUSE of a high

BUT it appears to me that size of sites and PR do happen to be
CORRELATED. Example: large corporate sites have got good PR's.Whereas
I am not aware of any 3 page or 5 page or 10 page sites with PR of
even 5... they are mostly 4 or 3.
As you say it is to do with the incoming links mostly but I sometimes

Thanks again,Regards,Slogging.

Clarification of Answer by aditya2k-ga on 10 Jun 2003 09:34 PDT
If you are talking about few pages like 5-10, obviously the PR will
not cross 5. The chances of the site being indexed is also remote. I
was generalizing the case of at least 100 pages in a site. (That is
why I concluded "not much" and "not at all"). A small site (5-10)pages
is unlikely to have a high PR because such a site is unlikely to have
those inward links.

Even in the case of a 46 page website like it's
pagerank is 6. Only 46 pages and a pagerank of 6. A similar site with
600 pages might have a PR of only 5.

While researching for a previous question, I came across some
interesting results. A site with 1,100+ pages had a PR of only 4,
whereas another site with 170+ pages had a PR of 8!

As far as aceresearcher's link is concerned, it deals with the size of
pages, and doesn't talk much about pagerank, rather the number of

If you have any further clarifications, I will be more than glad to

slogging-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars

Subject: Re: How much does the size of a website matter in achieving a good PR ?
From: aceresearcher-ga on 06 Jun 2003 13:08 PDT
Greetings, slogging!

There is definitely a consensus at Webmaster World that the size of
***each page*** on your website will affect that page's Page Rank. See
their chart "Google Document K Size":

and this forum thread discussing the issue of how page size affects
Page Rank:


Subject: Re: How much does the size of a website matter in achieving a good PR ?
From: slogging-ga on 10 Jun 2003 07:36 PDT
Thanks Mr.Ace for the additional useful information,Rgds, Slogging

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