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PageRank and PageRank Checker at Digital Sales

PageRank (PR) was one of the first methods of ranking a website used by Google, in fact it was named after one of Googles founding members, Larry Page. PageRank initially worked on the premise that if a website had links back to it, then it must be relevant. Google effectively saw it as web users saying: 'have a look at this website or this particular url, you'll find the information relevant to you'. And so, a link was an endorsement and for Google robots it wasn't hard to scan the web and find out what links were going where. However, over time Google added other variable to their algorithms, which is approximately 200, Google and other search engines are always evolving. Ergo, PageRank is not as important as it once was, but should not be ignored. It can help your search engine ranking if managed properly, and if abused and Bat Hat Techniques are employed, your website can get penalised.....

You can check your current website PR using your PR Checker below and we have document some PR Tips below, please feel free to add any comments.

PageRank Tips

  • Always aim for higher PageRank links (websites with PR 7 to PR10)
  • Try and get backlinks from websites within your sector
  • The link should be in context, it is better if the link is in a page of relevant content rather than on a page that is just a list of links
  • When you upload a blog post, share it on social media, links on social media are ranking signals
  • You should aim to have at least 200 links back to your website
  • Internal links within your site are also important, link between blog posts

How to get High Quality Backlinks & Best Practice

  • Professional design, good layout and more importantly good content will increase the number of inbound links and decrease your bounce rate
  • Create content that people will want to share and link to
  • Use breadcrumbs and the related posts plugin to increase the number of links within the site
  • A good WordPress plugin for breadcrumbs in Yoast Breadcrumbs
  • Share your blog post on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google +
  • Posting as a guest on other high quality blogs is strongly encouraged and including a link to your blog at the end of your post will help your SEO
  • Link Requests should be both made and considered carefully, you do not want to overwhelm your own blog with spam or poor quality content
  • Check the inbound links for the sites that are ranking above you for that keyword and try to get links from the sites that are linking to them

Please add any comments below and contribute to the conversation, in the meantime, if you are unaware of your website PageRank, Check your PR below.

Page Rank (PR) Checker