Yes, today we are going to talk a bit about the Google PageRank or rather I shall say how many backlinks you exactly need to get the PR1? I know what you might think right now „PR is not important anymore.“ Well, I agree with you to a certain extent. Many people don‘t consider the Google rank as something useful or worthy to follow when visiting other blogs. But on the other hand there are still many who believe that the PR is an important indicator of the blog quality the sign of its good reputation and long-lasting.
Whatever opinion you have, I think lots of us somehow expect that a blog we are reading is PRed. Why? It gives us some kind of confident that a piece of online world we just landed on is safe and worthy to get your attention
What happened yesterday?
Yesterday I got quite excited and if you were reading the first paragraph closely you probably know what happened. Yes, I got PRed and to be more specific Google assigned me the PR1. I know, I know nothing huge, but if you are struggling to get your Page Rank you might find this article helpful so keep reading.
Now, if you are wondering how much time I spent on my backlink building or what strategy I used to get my blog PRed? Here is the truth…
How I gained my PR1?
Maybe I will disappoint you now but I did not use any specific backlink building strategy that I could share with you. There was no willful method I would be following. In fact, the only thing I was doing was behave normally. What does it mean?
For me that mean to visit other blogs and when spotting on an interesting article just leaving a useful comment. What else? Well, from time to time I get my content published on other blogs.
As there was no other strategy I was using I guess commenting and some guest posting should be enough for you to get your rank. I told you, nothing special but it seems like it still works.
However there is one thing I consider really interesting. During the last couple of months I left hundreds of comments in the Blogosphere. So, as I got PRed I was wondering “How many of my links were counted to my PR?”
You can find this out if you write to Google following command: link:http://moremoo.com/
The result surprised me. It seems like only six links are considered by Google bots and only one of those 6 links has its own PR (3). The rest of backlinks are pointing to my blog from the pages with zero PR.
It is most likely that it is enough to have one strong backlink. However I still believe that more links pointing to your blog (it does not matter whether Google bots visibly count them) the better chance you have to get your PageRank.
What do you think about the Google PR? And do you consider it while browsing?
What are your experiences with link building strategies? Do you use any and did any work for you?