I just read the below post ("Static Page Customize") from Timethief on May 25, 2007 and I am wondering if my front page will create an issue in determining page rank. Will it cause a lower ranking?
Now that I have provided the "how to's" above, I'm here to tell you that there is a downside to having a static front page. In terms of blog ranking Google heavily relies on the front page information and determines the blog's ranking based in part on the number of links to your posts, the number of comments and the page rank of the Categories and links listed in your sidebar. Your static front page may be as inviting as you choose to make it but if it lacks the elements above then it has nothing that can be used to determine a page rank.