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Get Ready for the Upcoming PageRank Update

July 26, 2007

If you haven’t already started thinking about the upcoming PageRank update, you’d better start. The higher your PageRank, the more authority your site has and the more money you can make. Today I will go over PageRank, what it is, how to improve yours, and how to make money from it.

What is PageRank?

PageRank is basically calculated using links, and there are three major parts to how it is measured. Those include the number of pages linking to the site and the PageRank of those pages. The number of outgoing links in your site also plays a role in your PageRank. The more sites you link to, the more of your PageRank “juice” you are giving away.

The more sites that link to you, the better your PageRank will be. If those sites that link to you have high PageRanks, then your rankings will be even better. Take a look at the diagram below to help you understand.


Improving your PageRank

Improving your PageRank is not hard at all, especially if you’re dedicated to it.

First of all, and most easiest, remove any unnecessary outgoing links. Remove any irrelevant sites you are linking to from your homepage, pages, posts, or basically anywhere else you can think of. There is no need to strip your site of links, but remove whatever links don’t need to be there or don’t have a good purpose.

Second, to increase the PageRank of your homepage, you need more sites and blogs to link to it. Don’t turn to link trains as the answer; I made a mistake when I joined in on a couple of those. Make sure your site is pleasing to the eye and has good content. If people like your site, they will link to it and pass their PageRank on to you! Remember though, it’s not as easy as it sounds. You’ve got to work on it.

Also I would advise you to spend numerous hours writing a pillar post. A pillar post is long, helpful or instructional, and even better, a list. I consider a post I’ve written, 75 Ways to Increase Your Site’s Traffic, to be a pillar post. This is also not something you can do right away, it might even take you a few days. But writing a pillar post gets a lot of links to that post, and also more notice to your site. It’s definitely worth doing.

Another way to help your pages’ ranks are to link to them throughout your posts. If you’re going over a topic you’ve written about before, link to that old post. And be sure to link to your best posts as often as you can (not being spammy, of course).

Making Money with PageRank

Probably the reason that gets me most excited about the upcoming PageRank update are the money earning possibilities involved. The higher the PageRank you have, the more money you can make.

Some PayPerPost opportunities require you to have a certain PageRank, and those often pay more. If you have PageRank, you can make some extra money from writing those sponsored posts.

Also, you can charge money for links on your sidebar or homepage. The higher your PageRank is, the more you can charge. Of course, PageRank is far from being the only factor that determines the price of the links you sell, but having a higher PageRank alone will let you increase that fee.

The next PageRank update will be here soon, since they come every two to three months. I assume the longest you have is until mid-August, and even that could be pushing it. So if you haven’t given a thought to your PageRank, you need to. Continue producing quality content but also work harder on getting more links to your site and reducing the count of unrelated sites you link to. Good luck, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!

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11 Responses to “Get Ready for the Upcoming PageRank Update”

  1. George on July 26th, 2007 10:55 am

    I’m not sure that PageRank is as important as it once for SERPs. It is amazing the amount that people obsess over this.

    Good quality content will always get you good rankings.

  2. Tay on July 26th, 2007 10:19 pm

    Of course, working hard on your blog and writing good quality content will most definitely help you in getting better rankings. If you work hard and produce great content, links and views will follow. :)

  3. anitokid on July 27th, 2007 9:44 am

    Just faved you on Technoratii my friend. Hope you fave me back too!

    Mabuhay! Anitokid at http://www.anitokid.blogspot.com

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  5. Aromatherapy on July 31st, 2007 4:33 am

    Thanks for posting this…I had no idea what page rank was but i have seen it talked about here and there on the web.

  6. Tay on July 31st, 2007 4:55 pm

    I’m glad you found the article helpful.

    If you have anymore questions feel free to ask! :)

  7. Ngadutrafik 2007 on August 2nd, 2007 2:53 am

    PageRank Update may be will happen this month, because it’s been three month since the last update.

  8. swollenpickles on August 6th, 2007 8:47 am

    Well my guess was wrong (29 July). Still, can’t be far away!
    If you want to score some quick back links, give this a try, its a new strain of the viral link

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  10. akshay on October 12th, 2007 6:17 am

    i have seen changes in my PR and its is true to say that the google system is now updating, at http://www.googlebugs.com there are results and stats that show this has happened and it is looking very promising that its going to happen this month.



  11. Tay on October 12th, 2007 6:56 pm

    @Akshay – All I’ve seen so far is Google decreasing the PageRank of those who sell links to punish them, but I sure do hope there is a PageRank update this month. Google needs to get their act together!

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