Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19

Thread: Can you have a successful page rank without exchanging links?

  1. #11

    Default

    Everyone, I wanted to say thanks. New to the forum and I’m already enjoying my stay. Your insight and perspective is greatly appreciated.
    SEO Service Finder - We bring the customers to you!

  2. #12

    Default

    Hello All,

    Interesting thread to say the least. Here is my small opinion: If you are trying to outrank tough competition, I believe that page rank still matters in that regard, where the higher your PR, site age, pages indexed (among other things). At the end of the day, I rather have a PR 0 or PR NA and get boat loads of converting traffic that buy than a PR 6 with crappy traffic or no traffic at all

  3. #13
    Post Impressionist
    Array
    vangogh's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    Posts
    15,061
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by greenoak
    are you saying that being on the first page of your keyword doesnt matter? [page rank]
    Ann PageRank isn't the same thing as where your web pages rank. PageRank is the name of an algorithm at Google. It was named after Larry Page. Unfortunately it turned out to be a confusing choice of name since many people think it means where your page ranks.

    Quote Originally Posted by billbenson
    is PR increased by linking or various factors?
    Links, the same as it's always been. It's more than the sheet number of links, but it's still all about links.
    l Join me as I share my creative process and journey as a writer | StevenBradley.me
    l Design, Development, Marketing, and SEO Tutorials | Steven Bradley's Notebook
    l Get my book about Design Fundamentals

  4. #14
    Registered Member
    Array
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    27

    Default

    does anyone even still use alexa.com ? I've not used it for accurate traffic information in years.

  5. #15
    Post Impressionist
    Array
    vangogh's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    Posts
    15,061
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    You've never been able to use it for accurate traffic information.

    I think Alexa gets knocked around a lot. It can be useful as long as you understand where the numbers are coming from. It's highly skewed since it only tracks people who use the Alexa Toolbar in some form. That tends to be the more tech savvy and so tech sites show more traffic than they probably deserve. However I have found Alexa to be pretty good at showing the relative growth of my own site. It's ups and down are usually well aligned with what I see in Analytics.

    I think you can use Alexa to compare relative numbers on a single site or compare a few sites across the same industry. For example if we compared 10 tech blogs it stands to reason each has Alexa users in similar proportion and so while the numbers are skewed in comparison to other industries they're probably ok for comparing sites within in the one industry.
    l Join me as I share my creative process and journey as a writer | StevenBradley.me
    l Design, Development, Marketing, and SEO Tutorials | Steven Bradley's Notebook
    l Get my book about Design Fundamentals

  6. #16

    Default

    Link exchanges are close to the bottom of the list in terms of building authority for your site. A very small amount of value, if any, is gained from participating in link exchanges or web directories. Like vangogh said, search engines are now advanced enough to connect the dots and place low importance on sites that participate in link exchanges. Content is king in Internet marketing. The better your posts are, the easier it will be for you to become successful in search marketing, or Internet marketing in general. Consider writing articles and submitting them to article directories for a start, or do the same with a blog. The main thing is to start creating quality content, and lots of it.

  7. #17

    Default

    For starters, you would have to define exactly what "successful pagerank" entails? The PR rank runs from 0 to 10, with 10 being the top dog. And I agree with others here pointing out that PR isn't important anymore. Organic search rankings are what matter. And PR can be manipulated through a number of methods including expired domains, 301's, high PR paid links, etc. Personally, I don't pay attention to PR at this point.

    To help answer the 2nd part of your question about link exchanges: That's just one of many outdated linking schemes that no longer work. You might still be able to get some value out of a 3 way link exchange, but even that's questionable these days. IMHO, VG's got the right approach to linking these days: create (or buy) great content on your site. The better the content is, the more likely that people will link to it naturally, which is exactly what Google wants. There are a few other approaches to linking that can help, but it all starts with good content.

  8. #18
    Post Impressionist
    Array
    vangogh's Avatar

    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Boulder, Colorado
    Posts
    15,061
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    The better the content is, the more likely that people will link to it naturally, which is exactly what Google wants.
    Yep. It starts with your content. You still need to promote your content in some way, at least early on. Once you get better known people will promote it for you, assuming you maintain the quality. Google's been making changes over the years that show this is what they want. People will always find ways to exploit holes in the algorithm, but Google eventually closes them.
    l Join me as I share my creative process and journey as a writer | StevenBradley.me
    l Design, Development, Marketing, and SEO Tutorials | Steven Bradley's Notebook
    l Get my book about Design Fundamentals

  9. #19

    Default

    I own a small junk removal business and am tackling the SEO myself. Writing good content isn't the problem. I have my degree in English and I used to write papers for friends in college so I can put together quality content on various topics if I needed to, so I guess my question is more geared to how I would approach other website owners about guest blogging or even what type of people I should approach? My website and business pertains to junk removal so I'm a little lost as to who I could and should connect with. Thoughts?

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •