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Re: What affects PageRank?

  • Subject: Re: What affects PageRank?
  • From: "Stacey" <stacey@staceyssimplestuff.com>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 14:41:17 -0500
  • Newsgroups: alt.internet.search-engines
  • Organization: Cox Communications
  • References: <Xns95E164D206111chanciusliuDeleteThi@>
  • Xref: news.mcc.ac.uk alt.internet.search-engines:53986

"cpliu" <chanciusliuDeleteThis@yahoo.com> wrote in message 
> The google pageRank for the company I work for was 0 for a long time.
> Mysteriously, it becomes 3 now. It's an improvement although the website
> is no where to be found in google. I checked thte top ranked ones, their
> PageRanks are around 3 to 4. There are sites with PageRank 0 that are
> visible within the first 10 pages when searching for keywords. So,
> PageRank alone does not affect the rank a lot??
> On the pagerank itself, I'm not sure what I did to make it higher and
> which areas I can work on to make it go further?? The most important
> thing is how to make my company goes to the first 3 page when searching
> for a few major keywords?
> These are the things I did:
> 1. Added major keywords to the title of each page.
> 2. Tried to register to dmoz.org (still not there yet)
> 3. Registered yahoo local
> 4. Changed the copy in home page to make it more keywords focused (better
> content too).
> 5. Marketing department got us on as sponsors for a few major
> organization of our field.
> Also, we're target "medical transcription services" keywords. Is it
> better to use singular "service" or plural "services?"
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> cpliu


I think you may be getting confused with PR PageRank and the ranking pages 
in the index(SERP). Your PR is calculated by your links going to your pages 
from other sources. Links from other sources transfer PR to your pages. 
Getting links is still a major part of getting ranking positions in the 
indices of search engines.

Keywords placed in the body text, etc..etc are used to calculate your SERP. 
So, you got inbound links(IBL's) to raise your PR. This is the only way to 
raise your PR.


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