Monday, November 05, 2007

What's Your PR?

PageRank (PR) is a measurement used by Google to determine the importance of a particular webpage. There are many blogs out there with suggestions on how to improve one’s PR. Evoart mentions 10 ways to guarantee google rankings. But does it really matter?

I first read about PR in Daisy’s site sometime early this year. I was wondering how mine fared in the rankings. So I tried Google’s PR checker. I got a rank of 2 then. I was tempted to compare it with the other sites in my blogroll. Except for a few and the more popular, we all have more-or-less similar PRs: 1-3.

Then in July, I made this post. It was because I was so excited to see my site on top of the others (even the dotcom) when I googled “leftover thoughts”. My PR rank had risen to 3, and blog authority at technorati was at 56.

But just late last month, I saw my PR at 4. This raised my eyebrow a little bit. Why? How? My technorati authority dipped to around 40 already. Except for some memes I did, I was not even promoting my site through bloghopping. I just noticed though, in my sitemeter, that plenty stumbled upon my site because of google search.

So, what’s the use of my PR 4? For now, nothing. It is just some ego-boosting thing, like a trophy, when you don’t have ads plastered in your site. PR is only necessary when you have paid posts and ads, or when you need traffic to feed your pocket. And I might make something useful out from my PR soon.

17 comments:

Javi said...

My PR is perfect right now. As in perfect circle. Zero. hehehe. I hope this will change in the VERY near future.

lazarus said...

javi, your blog will get its deserved rank soon.

kingdaddyrich said...

how can i check my own page rank?

carey said...

hi Lazarus, congrats on the new PR! I'm happy about the rise in my blogs' PR too. Google is generous these days, though there's been a decrease for the other bloggers.

@kingdaddyrich: you can access it directly here:
http://www.prchecker.info/check_page_rank.php
enter your site name, and click the check PR button.

lazarus said...

kingdaddyrich, welcome to my blog. carey is right about the link. actually, you can just click the PR logo.

carey, i read your entries too about PR.

Ferdz said...

PR is quite useful if you are going into Pro Blogging. Great you got a PR of 4

Mitch said...

My rank? Zero. Nil. Bokya hahaha!

daisy said...

hey! i have a PR4 too! yep you should monetize your site kay sayang ang real estate :)

vernaloo said...

I didn't even know there's a PR thingy out there hehe but congratulations :)

lazarus said...

ferdz, google altered its algorithms last last week. some sites got downgraded, and others got promoted.

mitch, i wonder why you got zero when you are pro blogging, and your site is not new.

lazarus said...

daisy, grabe gyud na imo problogging. dato na gyud siguro ka because of blogging.

verns, i think you have a high PR. kaw pa! check it out lang sa http://prchecker.info/

Mitch said...

Ay yung mitchteryosa.com po eh one month old pa lang that's why, Yung dati ko sa WP yun ang mataas kaso di yun pwede sa problogging pala.

towr said...

wow, you got a PR of 4! i want to improve my PR too! tips tips please

ardee sean said...
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ardee sean said...

i'm not yet that familiar on this blogging thing..on some areas, at least on my part...just started quite sometime and lately did i only noticed that i got PR 2..i still wonder how i got that :P

lazarus said...

towr, the linkings will help, especially those tags. check the link in my post. it will lead you to the suggested steps in improving PR. btw, thanks for the visit.

ardee, keep on blogging. thanks for the visit btw!

black_mamba said...

Wow bongga!!!!

Ala bang tips????