Unlinked sites recieve PageRank?

Recently I've found some reports of sites that have no backlinks at all recieving a PR of 2 (sometimes even 3). How can this be happening?

Unlinked sites recieve PageRank?

The sites have not been submitted to Google and have no backlink, but they do get a PR. An explanation could be that some WHOIS system keeps track of all new bought domains and therefore has a link to the new unlinked website. But recieving a PR 2 (or higher) this way is very unlikely as most WHOIS pages don't have a PR of 2. And a page can only get a PR as high as the page linking to it.

Other reasons for recieving PR is using a Google toolbar (as this seems to track the site you visit) or when someone recieved a link to your page in an email.

Also, websites showing statistics may cause Google to find your page and give it PageRank. This happens whenever you have a link to a site showing stats (and refferals) to the public.

There are many ways to get a backlink whithout doing anything. So to keep a site secret, you should make sure you block all spiders by a robots.txt and don't just rely on not creating any inbound links.

Added on: May 29, 2007 - 4:47 pm Digg it Post to del.icio.us Post to Reddit
COMMENTS:

It is possible

my website got a PR 3 without any back links that too within 3 months of launching the site. but in the next PR update it was lowered to 1. My Webpage

Added by: Vicky on: February 26, 2009 - 11:25 pm

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