Fake PageRank scams have been around for a whole and are becoming more common each day. Out of 10 person, maybe only 1 person who knows how to identify a site with a fake pagerank and the others might not even know the fake from the real thing. Luckily there is a PageRank Fraud detection tool that helps people to know if the pagerank of a certain site is valid.
Fake Pagerank fraud are now becoming very common to the world wide web. Scammers usually lurk around forums looking for inexperienced webmasters to prey on. Most of the times, they will act like they are a newbie and they ask for advice about what should they do with their newly acquired high pagerank domain. Another popular place where these scammers sell their fake pagerank domains is eBay.
To fake a sites pagerank, it's pretty easy and even a newbie can do it. Basically someone can just tell Google that the low-page-rank-domain.com is no longer available and makes a 301 Redirect (permanent redirect) to high-pagerank-domain.com. When Google updates it's index then the the low-page-rank-domain.com will show the pagerank of the domain high-pagerank-domain.com.
If someone browses low-page-rank-domain.com with the Google Toolbar, the pagerank vaule will show the value of high-pagerank-domain.com.
Well, don't worry as SEOLogs.com has developed a web tool to curb this problem. The Fake PageRank Detection tool can detect whether the site really has a high pagerank or whether it is fake.
In conclusion before purchasing any high pagerank domain names, make sure you check the authenticity at http://www.seologs.com/pr-check/pagerank.htm first.
Originally posted 2007-06-24 03:20:24.