Apparently, Google cares about page rank. And, so do the other search engines. A lot of bloggers care, too. I don’t. Maybe, I should…
What is page rank? According to Wikipedia,
PageRank is a link analysis algorithm that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of “measuring” its relative importance within the set.
That’s a mouthful.
If you take the time to read all of the matrix behind gaining a high page rank, the most important, is getting high ranking sites, to link to your site. And you want many high ranking sites, linking to your site. The more, the better. This apparently “shows” Google and the other search engines, that your site is one of high authority. After all, why would a high ranking site link to your site, if it wasn’t? Right? Not necessarily.
Links can be bought. Links can be traded (reciprocal linking).
Page rank ranges from 0/10 to 10/10. I would guess, it’s next to impossible to get a 10/10 page rank rating.
When the page rank of a site begins to increase, oftentimes, the author of the site will stop linking to lower page ranked sites. Why? It could drop their page rank. BooHoo!
It doesn’t matter if low page ranked sites links to a high page ranked site, as that is beyond the control of the author. However, those outgoing links, are controllable by the author, so oftentimes, they won’t link.
Let’s look at this. My page rank is
0/10…or in other words. I am not even ranked yet. Now if I have this figured out right, my ranking can only go up. Right? (UPDATE: My page rank on the home page of this blog, is now 1/10.) So, why worry about page rank. After all, I have a blog to be concerned about. My readers are counting on me. And, I don’t believe my loyal readers really care about my page rank.
Since we are talking about page rank, let it be known that, page rank is something that takes time to acquire. But, having a high page rank is not the only way to get your blog discovered.
1) Write posts, using unpopular keywords. You may not get a lot of traffic, but you should get some. Try to get your post indexed within the first three pages of a search.
2) Submit you own posts to Digg. Digg has a high page rank. If you submit your post to Digg, remember to include your keywords in your description of the post. Do not submit every post to Digg. Submit the ones you think are “news worthy”. Your post may get indexed higher, through the Digg website.
3) Submit your posts to De.lici.ous, Stumble Upon and Technorati, and other social networks. This could help.
4) Leave meaningful comments on other blogs.
5) Post, post, post, and continue to get your blog crawled.
6) Submit your posts to blog carnivals. One of the popular ones is BlogCarnival.com
7) Submit your blog to blog directories. There are many free ones online. Submit only to those that would pertain to your blogging subject.
8.) Submit your posts to online “articles” sites, such as Ezine. Most will let you include a link back to your site.
9.) Insert your URL in your emails, and company or personal correspondence, as well as on your business cards.
My thought on page rank………..,if blogging comes to worrying about page rank, count me out.
Earlier I wrote another post about page rank, it can be found here.