Google says goodbye and hello again to PageRank

Grabstein2PageRank from previous years has no meaning for Google anymore, says nothing about the ranking of a website, and is not all that relevant in regards to SEO anymore.
What is actually meant by PageRank?

In the year 1997, Google founder Larry Page developed a Google algorithm. It would rate websites on a scale of 1 to 10 – websites with the highest score of 10 demonstrate maximum quality. Yet only very few sites around the world have achieved this maximum score. Even Google has not attained this highest ranking.
Before, PageRank was an algorithm and asserted that: “the more links a website receives, the better it is”. The number of links was rated in order to measure the importance of the site. Today, the assessment criteria lead in a different direction – sites are rated better if other pages that Google has determined to be high-quality link to them. Meaning: the score of a page increases if it receives links from other valuable pages.
PageRank has pretty much become useless as a ranking factor. It is constantly influenced by other factors and thus does not play a roll anymore with regard to the score of the website. PageRank scores have not been updated since October 2014, so one cannot rely on the data from this rating anymore.
Long live PageRank!
What? I thought PageRank was dead? Nope! Google has received approval for a patent and will produce a new kind of ranking system. The patent is called. “Producing a ranking for pages using distances in a web-link graph”. Now, not only with the number and quality of the links be taken into consideration, but also the “distance” of the links from the linking page. Thus, older links are probably more important than newly-set links, which could mean some difficulties for new web projects starting up.
It has not yet been confirmed if Google has already activated the patent or if they are still developing it.
We are looking forward to what happens!

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