Since I have started this blog I was very curious to see what Google PageRank (PR) will it get. Since this domain was never used for any web content before (I have only used it for email), it had no PR, or PR0… So I have tested various tools to get an idea of what will be the PR once assigned.
Basically a search for “future page rank” on google will return over 95M results… and I have tested many of them. Since yesterday I noticed google has assigned a PR to my site (PR6 btw) after 2 months since the site was launched, I though some peoples might find interesting how the various tools performed to predict the PR for me.
I see these tools into two types of categories:
tools that will query various google IPs and try to find a difference in PR results during the update. This is not a real prediction in my opinion and are useful only during the updates of google’s PR database. Example of such tools: http://www.seochat.com/seo-tools/future-pagerank/ http://www.futurepagerank.net/ http://livepr.raketforskning.com/
tools that use some sort of algorithm to try to predict the future PR. These looked to me like really interesting tools. Here are some tools I have tested and what result they showed for me: http://www.iwebtool.com/pagerank_prediction => PR4 http://www.rustybrick.com/pagerank-prediction.php => PR0 many other similar tools also showed me PR0 (as the current was PR0)
So basically no tool that I have tested predicted the accurate PR that I got (PR6). The closest one was the page rank prediction from iwebtool.com that estimated PR4… Strangely this still shows PR4 as an estimate for my site even now after it has PR6… we’ll see on the next update how accurate that is ;).