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    I have just started a small online business and am trying to get my page rank up. I have gotten it 1/10 in 3 weeks but am not sure what else I can do. I have left blogs in numerous blogger sites, registered for twitter/tumblr/flickr/pinterest etc.

    Will this have results in the long term? What else can I do on a budget?

    Thanks.

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    what do you mean by 1/10 ?

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    When I go to page rank checker in google, my website page rank is 1/10

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    Ive never heard of it, is this a service provided by google ?

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    From memory, not much stock should be placed in page rank. In order to be successful, you just need to blog regularly, network and invest in SEO.

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    I thought that page ranking was the goal of seo and blogging etc.

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    Page Rank refers to an algo named after Larry Page of Google fame.

    It’s part of the SERP algo.

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    Hi Steve

    I’m sure the SEO gurus will be able to elaborate, however in VERY basic terms my understanding is..

    PageRank is a score between 0-10 assigned (by Google??) to website pages, based on the authority/importance of the site. 0=not good and 10=super good. You can check pages here.

    Most people are usually more concerned with the position of their web page on the various search engine results pages.. I’m sure there must be a short name for this.

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    Thats kind of depressing.
    Mine returned 1/10

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    Forget “page rank” as an important indicator.
    More important is where you come on the “google” pages for your search terms that you seek to win on.
    If you get to number one on the page, you get the business.
    If you are any lower (but still on page one), you won’t get much at all.
    Depending on how competitive your search term is will dictate how hard you have to work to get on top.
    This is the dark art of SEO or search engine optimization and it is a slippery slope indeed.
    If the incumbent at the top of search pile is determined, you may never get to be the top of your chosen search term result.
    Most competitive searches are won by domains with “exact match” and heavy SEO campaigns.
    To give you an idea of what I mean, type in the search phrase “team building” and see how competitive the term is for search, the optimization and the adverts on the page, as well as how close the domains match the search terms.
    Just to get your ad on top is probably 10 dollars a click.
    All the best

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    Divert To Mobile, post: 129280 wrote:
    Thats kind of depressing.
    Mine returned 1/10

    Steve

    Hey Steve

    Don’t let it get you down…. is your goal to have a high PageRank or to position well in SERPs? From what I can tell they are two very different things and it’s entirely possible to dominate in SERPs but still have a crappy PR.

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    To further my point, my website has a page ranking of 1 but I am ranked fourth for proofreading and seventh for proofreading services.

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    That makes me feel a lot better.

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    AngelaGirl, post: 129278 wrote:
    Hi Steve

    Most people are usually more concerned with the position of their web page on the various search engine results pages.. I’m sure there must be a short name for this.

    Thanks for the feedback. Are there other tools available to check this? Page importance, position etc? I am a novie but learning…

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    There are plenty of pages appearing at the top of the first page which don’t necessarily have a very good page rank.

    I think my own site only has a 2/10, yet I consistently sit on the first page – sometimes in position 1 – for my keywords (I’m certainly not short on work either – most of which comes through my social networks and referrals).

    However, this is not a one horse race and SEO is not the be-all-end-all. You also need to have good content, an easy to navigate site, great customer service, deliver a great product/service and foster online and offline relationships to help build word-of-mouth and referrals for your business.

    Even many rather large corporate brands have page ranks of only 3-6/10.

    I’d suggest to worry less about an arbitrary page rank number and focus more on a well-balanced marketing strategy (on-line or off… or both) and making sure your business is one customers can easily do business with – again and again.

    Cheers,
    Anna

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