Google Wars VI - Return of the PageRank

Google recently applied for a patent which providing the combined ranking of the plurality of web pages in response to the search query. From the Google Site:
2. The method of claim 1, wherein the combined ranking includes a ranking of web pages from a plurality of websites.3. The method of claim 1, wherein the combined ranking includes a ranking of a plurality of websites.4. The method of claim 1, wherein modifying the global ranking score for each responsive web page based on the onsite ranking score for the web page comprises limiting a degree of modification of the global ranking score of a first web page based on a measure of authority of the corresponding website relative to other websites.5. The method of claim 1, wherein modifying the global ranking score for each responsive web page based on the onsite ranking score for the web page comprises limiting a degree of modification of the global ranking score of a first web page based on a placement of the first web page in an internal structure of the corresponding website.6. The method of claim 1, wherein the onsite ranking score is further based on a relative placement of the web page within an internal structure of the corresponding website.7. The method of claim 1, wherein the onsite data includes, for each web page, a count of how many links exist to the web page from other web pages within the corresponding website.8. The method of claim 1, wherein the onsite ranking score for each web page of a website is based on relative term counts of terms of the search query occurring in each web page of the website.9. The method of claim 1, wherein the onsite ranking score is based on a type of the search query, a type of the corresponding website, a relative age of the particular resource with respect to other resources associated with the corresponding website, or a type of content associated with the web page.10. The method of claim 1, wherein the set of onsite ranking criteria used to rank the plurality of web pages is different than a set of criteria used to compute the global ranking scores for the plurality of web pages.
Highlights are mine. What do you think? Will PR make a comeback in 2016?

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