Does Google counts backlinks from homepage to inside pages?

by SharkTheDark   Last Updated January 12, 2018 11:04 AM

I have a site with good PR and my inside pages are getting increase of PR, but they don't have links pointing to them, only from my homepage.

Does that means that Google counts ALL links on my homepage, including links to inside pages? Does it calculate inside pages PR with one coming from my domain, my homepage, too?

Also, if inside pages that got high PR from homepage have link back to homepage, will that increase homepage PR additionally, since those links should count too?

By Google PR algorithm formula, by calculations on Wikipedia and Stanford PR algorithm explanation ( which is originally developed by ) it counts those links, and also it counts after-increase backlink again, making few times circle ( it stops because of d ( 0.85 ) factor. ), but it counts them.

Does anyone know is this correct?

Answers 4

PageRank flows within your own domain's internal links. Matt Cutts suggests you don't try and sculpt the page rank within your site by using nofollow or other methods. As you see pages on your site are getting PR based on the incoming links your home page has which in turn is linking to your sub pages. It's better though to try and get contextual links from other domains/pages on the web relevant to the pages they link to on your site and if they have PR all the better.

You can't expect to link from a sub page on your site back to the home page and built up your home pages PR like that even with thousands of sub pages it wont help in the SERP's as much as having links from other sites on the web.

March 26, 2012 03:10 AM

Every page that links to another page, is indexed by Google, and is not somehow blocking the flow of PageRank (I.e. nofollow) will pass PageRank to that page. The amount of PR will vary based on the PR of the linking page and the quantity of links on that page but PR will be passed. At one

Also point in time, when Google's index was much smaller, if you built a large enough website and interlinked your pages properly, you could launch your site with a PR of 7 without any incoming lixnks from external sites. (Remember PR is relative).

Also, Internal links count as votes just like incoming links from other websites. They're weighted less but still have value and can significantly influence your rankings.

As always, you should not be focusing on PR. It's worth for less than you think And focusing on it is a waste of your time.

John Conde
John Conde
March 26, 2012 11:04 AM

Internal links does matter for high PR in Google. But i didn't find it useful to get traffic from Google. High PR does not mean Google will index it for better position. I have sites PR 3 but got less than 50 visitor daily.

November 21, 2012 14:35 PM

yes, it is internal linking and therefore will be counted by Google. Most important point is that you find out how much power your different pages have and then to link from the page with a lot of power to the page that you want to push!

January 12, 2018 10:35 AM

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