Just like the HITS algorithm, the PageRank algorithm is a ranking algorithm for the nodes in a graph. It was developed by the founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, while they were at Stanford. Later on, Google used this algorithm for ranking webpages in their search results. The PageRank algorithm works on the assumption that a node that receives more links is likely to be an important node in the network. This recipe explains what PageRank actually is and how Gephi could be used to readily compute the PageRank of nodes in a graph.
The following steps describe the process of finding the PageRank of a graph by making use of the capabilities offered by Gephi: