I will tell you the whole story how I received PR3 in as early as 3 months since I started my blog.
COD is created last October 2012, transferred to WordPress by the end of December the same year. I checked my email, and I was informed by mybloggetricks that Google has rolled out its quarterly PageRank Update last February 4, 2013. I was surprised to find out that my 3-month old blog, COD received PR3!
I have no magic. I have no secret. I only have some helpful, white hat SEO that I will share in this post.
What do you mean by PageRank? It is a link analysis algorithm. I do not know exactly how it is done, but I know some important factors to increase your PR in the next 3 months. When we talk about PageRank, we also talk about backlinks or link building.
- How does backlinks can increase your PR in the next update?
- What is the difference between backlinks and inbound links?
Let’s find out.
I am surprised that COD has received PR3 in spite of the Penguin Update that has shocked many webmasters, bloggers and website owners last year and until today.
Here are the few things that you need in building your PageRank:
- Quality Contents
- Organized Blog Template
- High PR Article Directories
- High PR Social Bookmarking Sites
- Relevant Blogs of your Niche
This serves as a 3-month SEO exercise for bloggers who want to get a higher PR the next update. I will discuss the four major factors in building your PageRank based on my experience, which yielded me PR3 in 3 months.
This is attainable by anybody who is serious about blogging. I do not use any software. I do not use tricks. You don’t have to enroll a webinar or purchase an ebook to increase your PR. As early as now you can apply my tips to your own sites.
- Quality Content is King – even there are changes in using SEO effectively, quality content is always on top… let’s say in a math formula, this is the so-called ‘constant’. Forget about article spinner, or article rewriter. Write. My fear is letting my readers know about my writing skill that is complete “garbage”. However, that is the most encouraging comment that I received when I insisted in one of my posts that I can teach somebody to write great contents.
- Your template must be readers-friendly. Your site navigation (primary and secondary menus) must be easy to use and won’t, in any way, confuse your readers and followers. It should serve as an easy-to-use guide. Your menu must contain links to your homepage, about, contact and you can also make your category as part of your menu to guide your readers easily.
Backlinks or Inbound Links
- Collect high PR Article Directories and write quality articles for the purpose of link building. An article directory has a resource box where you can add links to your site. There are some directories which allow you to add relevant links to the article body. Take the advantage but always follow the rules. Do not submit 1 article repeatedly to several directories. Always adheres to the uniqueness and quality. I tell you, 100 articles you spin by an article spinner worth nothing. Take time to write. Take time to read it. Take time to edit and proofread it before submission.
- Social bookmarking sites do give you backlinks. Collect a handful high PR bookmarking sites and submit your post for referral traffic and backlinks. Do this in a regular basis. Social bookmarking site like Stumble Upon can generate both backlinks and referral traffics. Learn. These sites can help attain your goal.
- Blog commenting can give you backlinks and referral traffics too. You can search for dofollow blogs, as well. What I regularly do is look for blogs in my niche and read helpful contents, and I always take time to comment.
- Alert the major search engines that you have new contents by using ping services. I recommend Ping-O-Matic by WordPress Foundation, but you can use other ping sites. Do not ping your sites every single day. Pinging your blog twice or thrice a month is good enough.
Do not send the Crawlers to the dead end.
Spiders crawl your contents including links which are not tagged as nofollow. If you publish a post without links, they will end up crawling on the dead end. It is good to find helpful contents you previously posted and collect them all and link them in your latest post. They love to bounce back from all corners of your blog. Give them what they want.
- Highlight all your keywords in a word document before pasting to your blog post editor.
- Examine if you have posted some helpful posts about the keywords highlighted.
- Use the search tool in your blog and type each of your keywords. Hit the search button.
- Choose which post you would like to link in an upcoming post.
- If you cannot find any related topics which support the keywords in your previous posts, use Google and search for high PR or authoritative blog posts and link them to the upcoming post.
- If you want your readers to dig more about a subject you haven’t tackled yet, always look for trustworthy source to link back.
What is the difference between the two terms used in the SEO game around the World Wide Web and Blogosphere?
Inbound links are the other term for backlinks. I hope it is clear now. Backlinks is links from outside that is indexed by major search engines that contain your link.
Make your task easier.
Create an Editorial Calendar – Darren Rowse of Problogger.net has explained the use of an editorial calendar effectively. The above list may seem overwhelming. Make your everyday task simple by following your editorial calendar. Do it slowly but surely. Make use each of your day productively.
Is PageRank important to you? Can you share your practical tips too?
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