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What is PageRank?


PageRank is a registered trademark and patented by Google on January 9th, 1999 that covers a family of algorithms used to numerically assign the relevance of the documents (or web pages) indexed by a search engine. Its properties are discussed by experts in search engine optimization.
The PageRank system is used by the popular search engine Google to help determine the importance or relevance of a page. It was developed by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin at Stanford University.


PageRank relies on the democratic nature of the web by using its vast link structure as an indicator of the value of a particular page. Google interprets a link from page A to page B as a vote, by page A, for page B.
"important", ie with a high PageRank, are worth more, and help to make other pages "important." Therefore, the PageRank of a page reflects the importance of the Internet itself.


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