I have to be honest with you, I wasn’t expecting a PR update this early. However, I’d like to share a little something weird about my findings with PR. Since I’m regularly hunting for domains I’ve developed quite an eye for predicting PR looking at domain’s link profile, however, I found something pretty strange that I wasn’t expecting this time around.
Domain A had no backlinks, NONE when we started, very little content on the website. Domain B more aged than Domain A, has 500+ root domains linking to it with over 25K+ links (SEO-Moz Link Numbers Only), DA62, PA66, over 70 pages of quality unique content.
We linked to the Domain A from one PR5 sitewide & one PR6 homepage (OBL low), NO other links have been used at all, no other link building. On this PR update the domain A acquired PR of 5.
Domain B has links from minimum 3 PR6s, 20 PR5s, 30 PR4s, 50 PR3s (OBL low) and the rest are all kind of mixed links from everywhere you can think of, mostly using blackhat techniques. Domain B acquired only PR of 4. Frankly, I was shocked! Any normal domain that I’ve seen with such profile would have had at least PR5. The only explanation I can think of is that spammed links affect the PR negatively.