Does Your Business School Have a High PageRank?

Mar 19, 2007 • 7:54 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Search Engine & SEO Theory

Ready for a laugh? A WebmasterWorld thread has someone asking if he is crazy that he is using Google's PageRank score as one of the factors in picking a business school for him to attend.

I am in the process of searching for a business school to take a masters program. I was looking around at various rankings, trying to work out where to go. Randomly, I wondered whether I should check the PageRank of the schools I'm interested in. Most of them are 9's, a couple are 8's. I'm thinking I should not go to a school with a PR of only 8... I should stick with the PR9's...

Is that crazy? Or is PR a good indication of brand/quality? How about Alexa rank?

Yea, that is a bit crazy, in my opinion.

One member says "Hmmm... guess that leaves out Wharton, probably one of the best business university's around." Wharton one of the top, if not the top, business schools in the world, has a toolbar PageRank score of 8.

Just to be clear, he posted again that he is not insane.

I am not going to make this decision based ONLY on the alexa/google rank of these pages, but certainly I would want to go to a school that is "top 10" by all rankings, including the google/alexa ranking. I think Google PR and Alexa rank are actually fairly good measures of how high profile the program is.

Forum discussion at WebmasterWorld.

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