Google pagerank – As you know Google recently rolled out a new pagerank update, which took place almost immediately after their new algorithm update, which as you also know according to Google, affects 35% of web searches.
As of the news we announced pagerank updates and increases across our three main business websites yesterday. But if your site or blog didn’t receive an increase in pagerank, you might want to think about preparing for the next Google pagerank update, which should take place in 3 or 4 months from now.
Many people believe that the Google pagerank is no longer as important as it once used to be, don’t believe it, Google page ranking is very much still an important factor?
One reason I think is because a lot of businesses, clients and potential advertisers look at the Google pagerank as an indicator to tell them how relevant, or how popular a website is in terms of number of links that site has, and generally the quality of the content, traffic etc.
Clients who look to purchase ad spots on any of my own websites always take into consideration the Google pagerank of those sites. So to me it is important to maintain PR status.
Ok, so what can you do to get your blog or website ready for the next Google pagerank update? Let’s take a look.
Do More Guest Posting
Guest posting is a very much talked about subject on Magnet4Marketing. If you already guest post on say 4 or 5 niche content related blogs that great, but it doesn’t hurt to find a couple more to add to your list. Spread your seeds of authority even further across the web and get more quality backlinks and targeted traffic to your website.
I know this can be challenging sometimes as the more blogs you add to your guest posting list, the more time and resource you take away from your own blog, but guest posting has become one of the most effective online marketing strategies for almost every serious blogger out there.
Comment on More Blogs
You may also already be commenting on a number of niche content related blogs you’re already familiar with on a regular basis, but are you visiting, reading and commenting on blog’s that you haven’t already done so?
If not, then consider building a list of all the blogs you haven’t visited yet but want to over the next few months, then take your time to read and comment on those blogs. As well as building new links and generating new traffic leads to your own website, you can also learn something new, fresh and valuable at the same time.
It’s essential to keep in mind that guest blogging and commenting combined can play a big hand in marketing your blog.
Participate on More Forums
I recently signed up to several new online forums and one of which was UK Business Forums, and for me especially, it’s a great place to share my own knowledge and learn new things at the same time, build new connections and increase readership to my blog.
I would strongly suggest that you pay a little more attention to participating in online forums related to your niche, especially if you don’t already do so. It’s a priceless avenue for generating quality traffic, getting backlinks and of course preparing your blog or website for the next Google pagerank update.
Create More Quality Content for your Site
Back to your own website now, and I know this is much more easily said than done, but creating more quality content, sorry quality UNIQUE content plays a huge roll in preparing your site for next Google page rank update. Also ensure you provide your content with –
- Suitable bullet points
- Use H1, 2 and 3 tags
- Break up your content
- Use targeted short and long tail keywords
- Be more specific in your on-page SEO
- Do lots of internal linking etc…
Be More Consistent
Last but not least, be ever more consistent. Not just consistent with creating content and optimizing that content on your blog or guest posts, but with all of the aspects of marketing your blog in a bid to prepare it for the next big Google pagerank update. So let’s tak a final look at the points we’ve convered to help you increase your website’s Google pagerank -
- Do more guest posting
- Comment on more blogs
- Participate on more online forums
- Create more quality content
- Be more consistent throughout…
Add your bit…
Let me know your thoughts and reactions on the tips above, and of course if you have any to add please also feel free to do so in the comments section below.
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