My Blog’s Page Rank Increased!Posted by Jim Makos on Sep 30, 2008 in Blogging and Writing | 0 comments
Apparently the search engine optimization I”ve been doing lately has led to an increase of my sports blog”s page rank from 3 to 4 today! Although I didn”t buy any text links from top search engine ranking websites with higher ranking, the link exchange with gambling sites and blogs of similar pagerank certainly helped my sports blog. Additionally, my Alexa link popularity increased while the traffic rank seems steady below 400,000. I managed to improve my page rank after studying a lot about search engine rankings, keywords, seo tools and reciprocal link exchange. What does this increase of my page rank mean though?
First and foremost the increase of your sports blog”s page rank will make your blog more attractive to potential advertisers, thus more advertising income for you. At the moment I have several advertising deals taking place mainly in the front page of my sports blog. Those agreements were made while my blog had a pagerank of 3 and the rewards were satisfactory. The fees will definately increase in the following advertising agreements by a big percentage since they will be more willing to pay a higher price. Improving the pagerank by one unit may not seem like a big deal but in search engine rankings it is. Pagerank is the most accepted ranking algorithm worldwide and almost all advertising is based on it.
Wikipedia article on Pagerank:
Then comes the link exchange. Up to now I have been contacted by webmasters or link builders, people who promote websites, and have exchanged links with them. This link exchange is done among pages with good pagerank and the idea is to collect many text links targeting the page you want to improve its ranking. People often offer linking from pages with same pagerank as yours and ask to put up a link on your page driving traffic to more established pages, that is with much better pageranks. Therefore, I used to receive linking to my sports blog from PR3 pages. Now I am able to ask for better link exchange which means reciprocal links from PR4 pages which will lead in higher search engine ranking.
Finally Google will crawl the blog or site more often due to the increased inbound or incoming links.