I have a PR Checker extension installed on my browser, that’s how I immediately found out that Google has finally made an update. I was so surprised that I didn’t even believe what I saw at first. Well, my domain is only a month and a week young. So I double checked it, and found out that it really is true!
I’m really thankful, and surprised as well. And on a rather funny note, my reblog blog, also gained a page rank… and it’s even higher than the page rank of my blog! It’s just a month old by the way ;)
A site’s page rank is one of the determining factors on how much your blog is worth, that is if you’re going into blog advertisements as in paid links or paid blogging. But if you’re into making money via SEO (which is a little more complicated by the way), Alexa and SERP rankings will be your best friend. I’ve tried both, and honestly, paid blogging is easier. But you need to know how to play the game because Google is against it.
Have you ever wondered why some webmasters easily managed to get their sites have a page rank while you’re dying to get yours? Actually, there are tips on how to do it. And guess what, I’m feeling extremely generous today. Read on to know more about it.
Tips on how to gain/maintain a Page Rank:
- You must submit your site to Google.
How to do it? First you must have a Google Account. Then sign in to Google Webmaster and submit your site. You will be asked to upload a certain contain (if your website is self-hosted as in Wordpress) or add a meta tag on the <head> tag of your layout/theme. After your site has been verified, you need to submit your sitemap so that Google bots will be able to crawl on your website.
Once your site has been submitted, and the Google bots have an easy access your can be rest assured that your site has qualified for the next rank update.
On the other hand, if you’re into paid blogging, be sure that you know how to play a game with Mr. G as Google is really against link selling. If caught, your site will lost it’s PR and you need to appeal to Google to retrieve it.
- Be sure that you are aware of Google’s rules and guidelines.
Again, Google is really against paid blogging. And once you’re caught, you’re literally doomed. You need to know how to mask your links properly so that Google will not catch you.
- Be aware that even though Google bots cannot detect your link, your competitor can.
You can actually submit a site that’s violating Google’s rules and guidelines. Google bots may not be able to detect your site, but your competitors can. And some are really nasty in this game.
- Last, and easiest tip, a link back to Google can do wonders ;)
I can attest to the link back. I’ve experienced that 0 PR for months because Google has found out about my paid links. I tried writing an appeal and the changes that I’ve made on my site, but the response is not in my favor. Then, I’ve decided to do the Google link back, and guess what, my site’s PR was back on the next update.