Posted on Friday, 2nd January 2009 by Jeff
Ok, you’re probably wondering how a guy with a PR0 could give anyone advice on how to increase their Google Pagerank? You might even say that if I had the knowledge I would probably already be doing it. The fact of the matter is that some people have knowledge on certain things that they actually aren’t using. Some people may never use that knowledge but it will always be stored in some corner of their brain for a rainy day. Increasing your Pagerank is just one of those things that I know about. I know how to do it but never thought it was important enough to mess around with. One of the reason why is if you search Google for some competitive keywords, you’ll noticed that for some of those keywords #1 could be a PR3 and #2 could be a PR8. The importance of Pagerank is still questionable, however, there’s no proof that it’s unimportant. Therefore, I’m going to teach you a simple but “legitimate” technique that anyone can use to get a really high PR. If you work hard enough you might get to a PR 6 or 7.
In case you didn’t already know, Pagerank is transferred from one website to another. If you had a link coming from the homepage of Google, you would probably automatically get a PR8 just with ONE LINK!!! Getting back to reality, that’s not going to happen!!! But it is possible for you to get on the homepage of websites that have a PR 3 or higher without paying for that link. The easiest way to do that is with link exchanges. Most people exchange links with other website using a page that is linked to from their homepage. The problem with the typical link exchange is that the page your link is placed on has very little or no PR. Therefore, you could do a thousand link exchanges with these websites and still have a PR1 or 0. If you want to exchange links with other websites to increase your PR, you’ll have to do it with them on their HOMEPAGE.
Like I just mentioned, most websites don’t do link exchanges on their homepage. However, there is one type of website that does commonly do this. This website is the most popular kind of website known as the “blog” or “web log”. Most blogs have something called the “Blogroll” where the webmaster can place links to their favorite websites. Many webmasters actually use their Blogroll to exchange links with other websites. The links in their Blogroll usually appear on every page of their blog which makes this a “sitewide link”. Some people may argue that a sitewide link has lower SEO benefit than on that’s on just a single page. But if you want to increase your Google Pagerank, I would have to say that sitewide links are the way to go.
Now that you have a basic understanding of how you can increase your PR, it’s time to get started. If your website has a PR0 or no PR at all, it’s going to be kind of hard to find a link exchange partner. You can probably start by searching for some free directories that will place your link on a page that has a PR1 or PR2. After Google updates your Pagerank, you should have a PR1 or PR2. Once you get there, you can start searching for blogs that match up with the subject of your website, The more relevant the blog is, the better for your SEO. Let’s say you owned a website on the subject of “pets”. You can search Google for the keyword “pet blogs”. When the results come up, check each blog to see if they have links in their Blogroll or elsewhere on their homepage. This is to verify that they’re already doing link exchanges. If they do, check their Pagerank to see what it is. If you have a PR1 or PR2, you should find link partners that have a PR3. You only need to find 3 or 4 link partners. Once Google updates your Pagerank, you should have a PR3. Once you get there, search for 3 or 4 partners that have a PR4. Once you get there you can search for PR5 or PR6 partners and so on.
I think you’re probably getting the picture now. You should always search for partners that have a PR that’s 1 or 2 points higher than yours so you can INCREASE your pagerank. Finding partners that have the same PR as you will not increase your Pagerank it but will keep it the same. Once you get a PR 6 or 7, you can delete your old partners with a PR3 or lower to make room for new partners with a higher PR. Just make sure to contact your old partners to let them know you’re removing their link out of respect. One thing you also need to consider is that exchanging link your homepage is actually a way to “exchange traffic”. Even if your partner has a significantly lower PR, if they’re delivering quality traffic to your website it may be worth it to keep their link on your website.