We have had a few questions recently from our bloggers regarding Google Page Rank. Bloggers wanted to know what is google page rank? how does it affect my blog? is google page rank the same as the search results page number? Below you might find some answers to these questions and hopefully understand how Google page rank works!
What is Google Page Rank
Also known simply as “Google PR”. Google PR is assigned to every web page in order for Google to determined how important that page is to the interet.
Google describes PageRank:
|“||PageRank reflects our view of the importance of web pages by considering more than 500 million variables and 2 billion terms. Pages that we believe are important pages receive a higher PageRank and are more likely to appear at the top of the search results.|
How Google Page Rank is calculated
Basic explaination the more incoming links from other web pages you have the better. The outgoing links on your web page have a negative effect. Ie – 1 incoming link is cancelled out by 1 outgoing link. Obcourse how valuable the link is also affects the page rank considerably.
The calculation method is very complicated. See Complex Algorithm
How Google Page Rank affects your blog
Higher Google PR = Better chance of appearing in Google Search Results
Each page on your blog will have a Google Page Rank. Your home page and the most important pages and posts on your blog should be the focus of links in and links out. Keep track of how many links you are sending out from the page. Also keep your outgoing links to less that 100 or Google may ignore the page completely.
How to improve your Google Page Rank
Adding “nofollow” to your webpage hyperlinks will tell Google (and other search engines) to ignore the link and not to suck any PR juice out of your web page.
Here is an example: <a href=”link address” rel=”nofollow” >link text</a>
Link text is very important to Google to add more value to your incoming links and boost your Google PR. For example – If I wanted the BLOGOOLA to appear in Google Search Results for the key phrase “Promote your blog” then it would make sense to get some incoming links with matching link text, like this:
<a href=”http://blogoola.com” >Promote your blog</a>
There are WordPress Plugins available to automatically add “nofollow” links to your blog pages/post.
Also you can improve your internal links between your blog pages will boost your Google PR. For example – your homepage links to your main category pages, which lead to sub categories and so on. Keep your directory structure to 3 levels maximum. Also keep your blog urls as short as possible.
What is my Google Page Rank
Check your Google Page Rank using one of these tools: