What is Google Pagerank and How Does it Work? ~ Make Money Fast - The Million Dollar Experiment Down Under

Thursday, December 28, 2006

What is Google Pagerank and How Does it Work?

Pagerank is an important component in the algorithm that Google uses when deciding how "relevant" a site is compared to the search words that are being used.

It is fairly simple to determine what pageranking your site has - just head to Google-pagerank and type in the URL of your site.

Pagerank goes from 0 - 10 with 10 being the best. Pagerank is worked out by how many good quality sites are linked in to yours and how many good quality sites you link out to. It is not just a matter of having 100's of links, the quality of the site determines the weight of each link, linking to "bad" sites can actually penalize you. (i.e if your page links to sites under penalty or ban, this can negatively impact the linking page’s search ranking.)

If your website has a pagerank of 0 there is no reason to be concerned, you will still show up in Googles search results, however you just may not rank as highly as other similar sites that have been around for longer and may have a better network of quality links.

The best way to improve your Google Pagerank is to provide links to quality content sites, and have good content sites link back to you - lots of them!

More information at Google by clicking here.

More Reading on Pagerank... click here

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Tom said...

Rob, hope you're having a good Christmas time. Just a quick question - have you heard anything about Text Link Ads being compatible with Blogger now? I've been surfing about for an hour this morning and I've seen that written in a few places, even though the TLA website still says it doesn't work. Keep your ear to the ground on this one - you might like to try some TLA text links in here if the rumour is true.

teatreebergamot said...

Your Google page rank also depends on how long you've had your blog.

Apparently Google puts new sites into the "sandbox" for 2-3 months, before they allocate a page rank. I think it's to prevent new blogs going straight to the top via lots of links set up, when they don't really deserve to.

rob stgeorge said...

Tom: thanks for the heads up, I will have to do some research into that one! Christmas is great so far, enjoying being on holiday, hope yours is good to.

teatreebergamot: thanks for the tip, that gives me some hope that my pagerank may increase in the months to come!