Definition of page rank in English:

page rank

(also page ranking)


  • A value assigned to a web page as a measure of its popularity or importance, used to determine the order in which search engine results are presented.

    ‘the more pages linking to and from your blog post the more credible it will look to the search engine bots, pushing your page rank upwards’


Early 21st century: from PageRank, an algorithm used by the search engine Google to rank web pages returned by a particular search term (the algorithm was developed in the late 1990s and is named after Google co-founder Larry Page); pagerank is a trademark for various goods and services related to this algorithm.


page rank

/ˈpeɪdʒ raŋk/