Farewell PageRank? Hello MozRank!
Most of us (you and I that is) have known how illusory PageRank really is in terms of rankings, although it is a good measure of authority. Google have systematically butchered this measurement over time, starting not too long ago by removing it entirely from their webmaster tools.
The infrequency of the updating and the confusion surrounding sandboxing, penalties and other items have made it relevant only to a chosen few. Namely:
- Website Selling
- Backlink Seekers
- Social Bookmarking sites (as a measure of popularity — although it isn’t very accurate).
With the advent of SeoMoz’s MozRank, which is essentially the same thing, but far more comprehensive (and correlates fairly well with PageRank, at around 0.45) measurement which is updated far more frequently (once a month), and offers:
- Page Rank (Mozrank)
- Domain Authority (with Pagerank there is no such thing as a domain rank, just a page with rank)
- Domain Trust (for pro users)
I forsee a shift by internet marketers and web-based businesses towards this new model. And I certainly urge readers to look this one up!
4:01 pm • 1 December 2010
Free Blog Commenting Package
Today marks the first of my blog commenting packages. Blog commenting is an essential tool, but should be exercised with caution. Ideally, even those who used automated tools should hand-pick high PR pages and proceed manually.
The strength of commenting on high PR pages is their “link value”, which means they provide quite and Oomph to your site’s authority given the on-page pagerank value which is transfered.
The hard part is finding do-follow backlinks with a limited number of outbound (or external) links, commonly referred to as OBL. In my first release I’m going to give you a handful of these to work with:
- parentsconnect.com/questions/swine-flu-symptoms-h1n1.jhtml (PR 4) requires sign up (no email confirm)
- michellebranch.com/shop/product/spirit-room (PR 4)
- streber-pm.org/8394 (PR 4) Sign up and use wiki syntax! [[http://www.url.com|keyword]]
- joelkotkin.com/content/00188-what-american-demographics-will-look-2050 (PR 5)
Remember to use the “site:” command to find more high PR pages on the same sites!
9:45 am • 23 November 2010
Page Rank Backlink Chart
Have you ever asked yourself how many backlinks you need to rank up? Obviously, nobody really knows except Google, however who doesn’t love a bit of speculation? Before I begin however, let me say that Google Pagerank is not, and probably never will be the most important indicator of how well your marketing methods are paying off.
Pagerank is just a part of the overall ranking process, and does contribute, but unless you are planning on flipping websites for money, or want to impress, you’re better off looking at your search engine ranking and conversion.
I have scoured the web and added a spoonful of my own experience and wanted to provide users with a quick guesstimate of what kind of numbers they need. Now, let’s have a look at some superficial link popularity charts:
Now, to be very clear, this is a very simplistic look at backlinking and assumes are links are created equal, which is an illusion. Topic relevancy will also trump general niche backlinks. Also worth considering is the fact that the amount of outbound links on a page which accompany yours will factor into how much “juice” is transfered to your page.
How To Read This: As highlighted in the charm, in order to reach a Pr 5, you could acquire 3x PR 6 backlinks OR 555 PR 3 backlinks OR 17k PR 1 backlinks! The relationship between these figures is exponential, and while it is relatively easy to acquire many low-powered links to get a low PR, it becomes very difficult to budge a higher ranked site with them.
The use of profile backlinking in the context? Is it still worth profile backlinking then? In my opinion it is. You will still need a healthy link diversity, with sites from many different C-Class IPs. These backlinks can be improved and empowered and are great at helping you index new sites and helping them rank.
The rampant ability to pump out large amounts of targeted anchor text is also a huge plus. My recommendation? Mix it up!
2:01 pm • 18 November 2010 • 2 notes
Free Backlink Package #2
While .edu backlinks are high in demand, especially fresh ones — I only handed out 2 on the last update, which isn’t all that much to work with. So day’s package will see a greater high PR mix of profiles that you can use, rather than just a sprinkling.
Most of these are freshly scraped, others are timeless classics, enjoy!
Note: As always please replace the x’s in the URL with t’s!
hxxp://www-rohan.sdsu.edu/acm/forum/index.php (.EDU PR Site Rank 7)
hxxp://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/vbulletin/register.php (PR 6)
hxxp://www.facfast.com/lamphuncmu/index.php (PR 4)
hxxp://nsf-margins.org/forum/index.php (Site Rank 5)
hxxp://www.markseymour.com.au/forum/index.php (PR 5)
hxxp://www.mydefrag.com/forum/index.php (PR 5)
Don’t know how to post your backlinks? Remember to view our URL syntax guide!
7:49 am • 17 November 2010 • 2 notes
Site Building and Backlink Building
So, you’ve got your first free links from yesterday — and today I have begun adding some helpful resources to get you started. Namely:
- How to make sure they get indexed
- How to add your anchor text, and the correct syntax to use when posting them.
- And a chronological list of all free backlink packages I’ve offered by date, so you don’t miss a single one!
- A free guide to find your own backlinks just like I do
- I have begun writing a vast, unbiased review of popular tools to help you with backlink syndication (for those pressed for time).
I’ll be adding many more resources as time goes by! Stay tuned amigos!
7:14 am • 16 November 2010