Google Update Page Rank Has Yours Increased ?




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Latest google page rank updateGoogle today updated their page rank (PR) or the so called toolbar page rank.Page rank is basically a signal of how important any given page is in Googles eyes.Page rank goes from 0 (zero) to 10 (Ten) with 10 being the highest thus the best.The page rank we see is called toolbar page rank as it was first displayed on the Google toolbar although there are many other ways to view it.In general people refer to their website or blog PR by the PR of the home page, but every single page on your blog will have it's own PR.More on Page rank can be found in this post from when i informed you of the last update in January - Google Page Rank Information and even more from the great Matt Cutts Here.

In this post i want to look at how the change effected My Blogs, What will an increase mean, How to check your blogs page rank and some tips on increasing your page rank.

Our Page Rank ?


The update was very kind to Spice Up Your Blog as it has jumped from PR3 to PR5, many posts have a page rank of 3-4 also.It is a small percentage of blogs that reach PR5 (Half way up the ladder)  so I'm delighted to achieve it and see my hard work pay off.As a large part of Page Rank is from people linking to a site i would like to thank everyone that links to us and hope you continue to do so.I actually got a bit of a surprise to see our Blogger template site BestBloggerTemplates.Net jumped from PR0 to PR3, considering the domain was only connected a few months ago (Was formally www.templates.spiceupyourblog.com) it's great.I have had other blogs also increase, my Social Icon site also jumped from PR0 to PR3.

What Will Increased Page Rank Do ?


When we talk about things like page rank it is important to remember it is just one signal.Spice Up Your Blog going from PR3 to PR5 does not necessarily indicate that i will see an instant increase in traffic from Google.It does show I'm heading in the right direction and performing well in search but many more factors come into play.

Check Your Blogs Page Rank


You can check your blogs current page rank with this Page Rank Checker (Do please ignore all the rubbish ads with offers to increase your page rank) let us know your results in the comments.

How Can You Increase Your Page Rank ?

Google use over 200 signals to determine Page Rank, some we know others are kept private.The main signal is backlinks, links Google find around the web pointing to your blog.If lots of people link to your blog it must be good, makes sense huh ? This post has more on the subject - Building Backlinks And Information To Increase Google Search Rank And Page Rank.Recent signals added to the google algorithms include Social Signals and Page Load Time.What you need to be doing is publishing Regular Good Unique content, Building Links to that content and staying patient allowing natural links to build.You can find lots of information and tools for this in our selection of Blogger SEO.

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60 comments:

  1. Great post and information have not checked my blog yet but it is new so i dont expect much.

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  2. Hooray! After almost a year of hard work on my blog, today my PageRank went from 0 to 3! I'm glad it has finally gotten some recognition from the PR gods!

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  3. Well, to be frank, I'm not surprised with PR5 for your blog because you kept posting quality articles and that paid for you! So, you deserve it buddy! And I won't be surprised to see your Ad pricing go higher either! LOL:) Any way, congrats for the new PR and my blog has got a PR3 now!

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  4. I'm up from PR3 to PR4 - not bad considering I'm not a very active blogger just now.

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  5. I get "Datacenter down" from 31 Data Servers, and the last two are stuck on "Retrieving..." :(

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  6. @ Art - Well done on the PR3, it shows you are doing things right so keep it up !

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  7. @ Mukund - Thanks for your kind works and well done on your PR increase.It will be interesting to see if a PR increase has an effect on ad sales, looking at the sites that sell the most ads on BSA page views seems to be the main factor for advertisers.

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  8. @ Rosie - Good Job ! And none of that "Not Active" rubbish give an hour a day to your blog and keep growing (Pun Not Intended) take a leaf out of my book (Pun Intended) :D.

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  9. @ Cheryl - Sorry about that i tried to pick the page rank tool with the least ads and rubbish.Just search Google for 'Page Rank Checker' to find another that will work for you.

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  10. Mine's gone from zero to three, and traffic has doubled. Im not getting too excited, lest i be hit by the notorious google dance.

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  11. Get Page Rank 2

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  12. In my opinion, I think this PR update has a connection with Panda campaign Google expanded during many months ago. Content has the very important role in this PR update, the websites/blogs with good quality content, frequently refresh, unique & useful information will be ranked higher than low quality sites.

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  13. i have got PR1 which is better than PR0 in 7 months in my blog http://cargoogler.blogspot.com/
    thnx Paul for this posts and all the tips that helped me to reach this PR

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  14. I am very happy with the google pr update. I launched my site just two months back and today it has gained a PR2 and the inner pages have PR3. Check out my site once. All the best. Cheers.

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  15. Hey paul i got from Pr0 to Pr4 it's all because of you paul thanks

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  16. @Paul Crowe: Well, first priority would be the impressions that the ad space receives and the traffic you get. But, when it comes to two equally poised web-pages, PR would give you an edge! So, I guess it should improve your sales! Just hope for the best:)

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  17. I have been with PR0 for a year and a half, and now I have PR3. Great! Anyway, I always humbly thought that PR0 with a quality and unique content website was not fair. Thanks for the post, if I hadn't read it I wouldn't have noticed my PR update.

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  18. I was wondering if it was just me, or had everybody's PR gone up. My blog is now a PR4, but all my other pages went from 0 to something, almost overnight. Thanks for setting me straight.

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  19. @Paul: Hello, my site's nowhere in google's results after this update. I used to rank 1st for some keywords and now I am nowhere even on the 5th page.

    My traffic has gone from 350,000 pageviews per month to 30,000 per month. Please help ASAP.

    Thanks in advance

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  20. @ Diddy - Your blog could have been penalized by Google for something.If you go to your webmaster tools account there may be information on it.I'm afraid there is nothing I can personally do to help I have no association with Google.You can post your question in the webmasters help forum and see if someone can shed some light on it - http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters?hl=en

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  21. @ Website Design - I think all blogs with genuine unique content will have seen an increase.The recent Google panda update is all about rewarding good content and punishing low quality content.

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  22. Yeah, I posted a question there but no reply till now.

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  23. You were right Paul, Google has not penalized my blogspot blog but Webmaster Tools is showing 404 error for my high ranking pages even though they exist and are fully working. What should I do now ?

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  24. @ Diddy - At least you have an idea of the problem now.You will need to post a question again on the webmaster forum with this information.If you dont get an answer within a few hours post it again or bump the original tread.Hopefully a top moderator can help or flag it to a Google employee...

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  25. @Paul : thanks for you support and this great site too. Keep it up!!!

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  26. PR5...I think you deserve for it. Got PR4 after 5 months blogging. Now seeking the answer on how to retain the PR or keep the momentum. Good to hear from you. Thanks Paul

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  27. I knew that Google must be changing their algorithums, as I found that my traffic had dropped by a large amount, meaning, google must have stopped supporting my site /placing my site as it had. Still, I am glad to see that nymfont.com still has it's PR5. And I was glad to see that even a few of my other sites have now received PR4's and PR3's. :)

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  28. @ Lauren - That's not good, the fact you did not loose page rank would indicate you have not been punished, though thats not 100%.You might have just been over taken in the search results for a few keywords.Look at the posts that were bringing in the most search traffic and the keywords the posts ranking for then get out creating some links to them with the keywords as anchor text so you can reclaim top spot !

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  29. By golly, I have got a lot of work to do. I can't thank you enough for your advice and info.
    <3 Lauren

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  30. Hey Thanks Paul i got more visitors from your tips and get PR2 from 0.Your tips are really helpful for me.

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  31. i have 3 from 0 http://www.sanstation.net/

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  32. This is a nice post. For my blog also page rank is improved than before.

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  33. Congratulations on the increase of your page rank and thank you very much for sharing this article (http://www.spiceupyourblog.com/2011/04/google-now-use-twitter-facebook-and.html) I surely learned a lot from it.

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  34. Holy cow! My site, kuriositas.com is now a PR 6!

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  35. I receive PR01. I have 5 months old blog.

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  36. Hey man, Great .. congrats for your PR. . . I own a blog and i update it with ur tips alone.. with that, my blog's pr was N/A, which came up now to 0. . Iam happy that my blog has been recognised. . anyways thanks for ur useful update. follow me at http://vikiinfos.blogspot.com please leave me ur comments for further improvisation on my blog.

    thnx

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  37. Thank you for all of the great information. I need to work on my blog and Spice Up Your Blog will be very helpful.

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  38. One of my blogs that I work on a lot got no page rank and the one I do not work on as hard (and is newer) got a 1 ranking. Go figure!

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  39. Thanks for sharing nice piece of information

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  40. Thank you for sharing the informative content!

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  41. Thanks for sharing this onw Paul. My Pagerank down to PR1 from PR3. I was very disappointed but trying to stand up and gain again PR3 or PR4 after 3months.

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  42. Really Nice Article On Page Rank..

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  43. Hey , i really apreciate if you could give us the bookmars code you have in your page i am looking something just like that! i need a facebook, twitter, G+and pinterest bookmark! or how can i do something similar? Thanks!

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  44. Good and best looking information post. Thanks for sharing this post. :)

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  45. Thanks for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I will be waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

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  46. I thought from 0 to 10, 1 is the highest page rank?
    Does zero (0) even exist in the Google Page Rank?

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    1. Yes Mavis zero does exist in page rank.When you first start a site you will have no page rank, not even zero.So the first step on the ladder is zero.

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  47. Thanks for the article. I'm a new blogger (http://dear-finley.blogspot.com) and my PR is currently 0. Depressing.

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  48. hi nice post. my website is about 2 months old and my PR is 3.. i am quite satisfied with it

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  49. Very nice post. It is very useful. Thanks

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