Google have just updated the page rank today (8 November 2011) and I am glad to notice that the page rank of this blog become Page Rank 4, a great jump from Page Rank 1. I am actually not surprised not because of that I’ve already expected a leap of my Page Rank on this blog after all the hard work, etc…but because I know I just couldn’t figure out how they revise the Page Rank of the site.
I have to admit that first of all I am happy that this blog has a Page Rank of 4 but after all, page rank is not I am after for on this blog. Second, I got some very thin sites (yes, sniper sites), which I never update and also no backlinking activities since a year ago, have a jump on Page Rank from 0 to 2-3, since the September Google Page Rank update.
Google Page Rank Improvement
I kinda have mixed feeling because it is still hard to grasp the concept of Google Page Rank Update. Generally, if I have ‘Do Follow’ backlinks coming from high Page Rank sites, where I will expect a boost of Page Rank of the site, this is reasonable and understandable. What puzzle me is a jump of Page Rank for those sites without updated content nor backlinking activities.
I’ve seen sites with zero backlinks with a Page Rank of 4 (only 2 years old) and some aged domains (i.e. 10+ years) with a Page Rank of 0. People are flipping these kinda of domains everyday.
What’s So Great About Page Rank?
I don’t know about you, but I am not a great fan about Page Rank of my money site. As long as I receive traffic for my money site, I am satisfied. I don’t really care about its Page Rank. I understand that Page Rank is still 1 of the hundreds signal that Google look at to rank a site. However, I don’t think it is that critical in SEO.
On the hand, I am a big fan of backlinking from high Page Rank sites. As far as I know from my own experiment and testing, anchored backlinks from high Page Rank sites are extremely powerful for off page SEO and great for your ranking on Google.
Too Many High Page Rank Sites?
I know this might not be a concern for everyone. However, what can you do if let’s say you have more than 10 sites with Page Rank ranges from 1-5 while those sites don’t really make a dime for you? How can you leverage on the high Page Rank on your sites?
We need to understand that high page rank sites does not equal to high traffic. However, high page rank sites are invaluable for backlinking purpose. There are tons of people are searching, renting or buying high page rank sites just for backlinking purpose. Check out the monthly subscription rate for those aged, high page rank blog farm such as Unique Article Wizard, Article Ranks, SEO Link Vine, Authority Link Network, etc…
You can always sell your backlinking services in forum sites such as Warrior Forum, Digital Point, etc…and charge monthly fee. However, before you start selling, you need to have your high Page Rank domains installed on different class C hosting, so that each of them will have unique IP address.
What’s your stand on Page Rank for your sites? Leave me a comment below as I would love to hear your thoughts.