The term 'PageRank', as the name suggests, refers to the rank that Google uses to determine the importance of the webpage. However, you will be amused to know that the word ‘Page’ is actually derived from the name of Google’s co-founder Larry Page, who developed the algorithm that is actually used to determine the rank of a webpage. The mathematical procedure is explained on Wikipedia page http:// bit.ly/9GTDKt. The Google PageRank is expressed as a numeric value between 0 and 10. If you wish to check the PageRank of a particular site, then there are a number of web services that you can use, such as PRChecker (http://bit.ly/Lt5g). Navigate to the site, enter the domain name of the site you want to check in the provided box and click on "Check PR". PRChecker will then show you the PageRank of the site. PageRank is determined by the number of links that lead to the page. With the number of web pages growing exponentially, there are hardly any sites with a PageRank of 10.