Can someone explain to me what Google Page Rank is all about? Apparently my site recently went down a point from a pagerank of 6 to 5. I guess a 5 is still good, but in the grand scheme of things, I don’t get what that means at all.
Apart from ego stroking, what does a high pagerank give someone? It’s certainly not a reflection of popularity. My blog gets much less traffic than other equal-to-lower ranked sites. Maybe it gets me more google search hits (ie, my blog appears earlier in search results), but if so, that would make my daily numbers even less legitimate, since my hits would be coming from unbalanced Google traffic.
Even if all that is the case, why would my site have a high rank? Google Alerts assures me no one is talking about me. I’m not famous. I don’t have pictures of nekkid ladies. I don’t even have good cookie recipes.
So my question, not complaint, is what is the pagerank all about, and why is mine 5 instead of 2?