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websitedesigner, post: 78535 wrote:
Will it stay PR5 with bugger all inlinks, if not (which I’m guessing) then it’s not worth much.
Forget links, a page has to be indexed first. Your Home page is no longer indexed therefore it can’t have a “PR” as it does not exist to Google.

As far as Google is concerned this site will very quickly be down to two PDF files and no HTML files indexed. A little later the PDF files should be dropped.

Incidentally, no Connectmediagroup pages are passing any “link jiuce” to Web Circle at all even though you have a link from them.

Some reading to put a bit of balance into the importance of “PR”.

Susan Moskwa – Google employee

“We’ve been telling people for a long time that they shouldn’t focus on PageRank so much; many site owners seem to think it’s the most important metric for them to track, which is simply not true. We removed it because we felt it was silly to tell people not to think about it, but then to show them the data, implying that they should look at it. :-)

Google FAQs

“Q: My site’s PageRank has gone up / gone down / not changed in months!
A: Don’t worry. In fact, don’t bother thinking about it. We only update the PageRank displayed in Google Toolbar a few times a year; this is our respectful hint for you to worry less about PageRank, which is just one of over 200 signals that can affect how your site is crawled, indexed and ranked. PageRank is an easy metric to focus on, but just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it’s useful for you as a site owner. If you’re looking for metrics, we’d encourage you to check out Analytics, think about conversion rates, ROI (return on investment), relevancy, or other metrics that actually correlate to meaningful gains for your website or business.”

17 Ways Search Engines Judge the Value of a Link