I’ve been doing research on blogs and websites for years. I’ve seen websites that have no PageRank gain first page rankings and lots of traffic and sites that have PR3 or more that get no rankings and very little organic traffic. With this in mind, there is no evidence that suggests a higher PageRank will mean higher traffic, and in fact Google themselves even stated that site owners should not concentrate on PageRank but rather than building quality pages and content.
The use of PageRank is a Google invention and is not shared on other search engines. Since Google carries over 60% of the overall search market many people consider this number to a primary factor in the rankings of a website. Although this may seem true in some cases, as you can do searches and if you have a Google toolbar the PageRank is displayed, and may notice that some of the tops sites coming up have higher PageRank. Continue reading