PageRank (PR) is an algorithm used by Google Search to rank websites in their search engine results. PageRank was named after Larry Page, one of the founders of Google. PageRank is a way of measuring the importance of website pages. According to Google: PageRank works by counting the number and quality of links to a page to determine a rough estimate of how important the website is. The underlying assumption is that more important websites are likely to receive more links from other websites. PR is expressed as a single digit number, from 0 to 9, with 0 being the lowest. Google itself is a 9. To find out what your PR is now, get this PageRank Extension for Chrome browsers. For IE browsers use this Toolbar. For Firefox browsers use this Addon. WARNING! There are “black hat” methods of gaining thousands of links overnight, at minimal cost and time. Google has recently been issuing severe penalties to sites using such tactics. Beware. Be smart….