A popular belief among the SEO community is that links from .edu or US gov domains carry lot of weight in the eyes of search engines and hence, if any of these trusted sites link to your own site, your natural rankings in Google will get a boost.
Pass Google PageRank to your Google Reader subscriptsion via BlogRoll in Blogger. You add blogs to your Blog List by entering blog or feed URLs directly, or by importing subscriptions from Google Reader.
Find and monitor Google PageRank of one or more websites from various Google data centers using this free Windows utility. PageRank is one of the methods Google uses to determine how relevant and important a page is.