Thinking it’s time for a little rant from me about Page Rank. I have stated this many times on the v7n Forum that I haven’t checked my PR in years. I’m telling the truth. I don’t care one bit about my PR. Heck if you check mine, let me know in the blog comment’s. My traffic isn’t dying so I don’t chase after PR and chase after unique traffic. This is what I try to do anytime I market online which includes posting a few blog comments on high traffic blog’s. I don’t post on those blogs just to get a backlink but I post on them because I really do have something to say about the blog post or just commenting on another blog comment I may disagree or agree with.
Now don’t get me wrong, I know when people are looking to advertise on other blogs, websites, forums..etc they not only lookup traffic stats, backlinks but they check the sites PR. A good page rank can be the ice breaker for someone who is thinking about buying an advertising spot from you. I don’t get much advertisers at all on this blog because I just show a single Google Analytics screenshot with not much detail. I know that needs some work but I rather have the potential advertiser use his own tools to look up my blogs stat’s. If he or she is truly interested in placing a banner on this blog, that person will do a background check on this blog. My PR shouldn’t be the only thing that makes someone buy a banner ad spot from me. I focus on getting traffic from search engines and social media anyways.
If you keep on chasing after a high Page Rank and just continue to build backlinks fast and not in a legit way, you are setting yourself up to get nailed by one of the Google zoo animal updates. You can still get a good page rank but take things slow and slowly creep your way up to a good number. Don’t try to get a PR 4 or 5 within 3 month’s. Not that many people get that lucky and achieve that number in a short time span without using blackhat ways or building to many links in a very short time span. I refer to some wisdom from my Italian background. Your website is like a fine wine, it gets better with age. Focus on unique traffic and getting people to interact more on your site. Try to use the social media to interact with your visitors or to get them to reshare your content.
Stop chasing PR and stop asking questions on forums about how do I get Page Rank. You won’t get to many replies that provide rock solid information because I see the same replies most of the time. Most SEO experts won’t give up there secrets or just give you a taste of them because they want you to buy some type of submission service from them. If you want to end up selling your site, the PR won’t make the sale but unique traffic and quality backlinks would help the potential buyer go through with the sale. People can fake their PR and then sell their site to you before Google finds out the PR is faked and then deindex’s the site. People buy high PR dropped domains and slap up a web directory or some sort of website then charge people an arm and a leg for a listing or advertising spot. Next update that high PR goes way down and sometimes to just ZERO. Chasing Page Rank can sometimes hurt you in the pockets and hurt your website for a few months when Google slaps a penalty on you.
I’m not a SEO expert and don’t do this for money. I just wrote this blog post because I wanted to get some things off my chest. Hey, if you want to vent a little, post a blog comment. If you disagree with what I have talked about, post your comments below. If you want to get banned from this blog, disobey my blog comment policy. People who try to post for backlinks on this blog, I ban them as I can see what they are after. I welcome all opinions and most of all your thoughts on every blog post. Don’t abuse the blog comment box.
Have a great day and thanks for reading my little rant about chasing Page Rank. This blog post was too long to start a thread on the forum and I know it would turn some heads. lol