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Page Rank – forget it but still increase traffic

Darren Rowse of Pro Blogger has created a video that highlights the most important and fundamental elements in achieving a high page rank. This has nothing to do with Search Engine Optimization techniques (SEO), linkbaiting, submitting your blog to directories or social networks but all to do with the quality of your content. Darren believes that people are becoming obsessed with page rank and place too much emphasis on it. If you instead concentrate on creating the quality content Google is looking for then page rank will look after itself.

I find it reassuring to be reminded of this. I imagine the Googlebot to be a busy little creature and I much prefer to leave him to do his work, rather than bombarding him with techniques imploring him to come and explore my blog. SEO is one aspect of blogging that I find a little tedious and do not talk about much here. Anyway there are zillions of blogs out there dealing with the subject so I will leave happily that up to them.

I will not just rehash what Darren has to say as you can listen to this for yourself – plus he says it so well and it is interesting to see the man and hear the voice behind Pro Blogger; with his wonderful Aussie accent. (he is from my home city of Melbourne).

Darren not only gives sensible advice but being a regular reader of Pro Blogger proves to me that he practices what he preaches very well. If I want authorative trustworthy information about the subject areas he covers then he is my first port of call.

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I am Sue Bride, a Professional Blogger, Web Developer and Internet Marketer from the Mornington Peninsula, Australia. Here I talk about tools and resources for Blogging, Social Media, Networking, Wordpress, SEO, Images and Marketing. I create Wordpress sites for charity and small business.
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  1. Kim
    Posted October 1, 2007 at | Permalink

    great advice there Sue….
    I find that I don’t have the time to obsess about page rank (not that I know much on it ) …. I find that I do everything backwards anyway….
    maybe one day I will get everything in the right order.. :)

  2. captain lifecruiser
    Posted October 1, 2007 at | Permalink

    So true. Bloggers often obsess over page rank. Me too have been wondering how Google does the ranking, because I’ve seen blogs that should have much lower ranking than my own blog but they have much higher ranking – IF considering the content – and that made me wonder but also to stop obsess about it and just carry on with my writing.

    Many bloggers stop having fun when blogging and that’s a big mistake. If you have fun, it shows.

    I also think that many bloggers forget about the commenting, how important it is. Not only to throw in a comment, but to actually think over what to say in the comment. It is difficult, everything is in the risk of sounding like a cliché, but at least trying to reach out with some true feelings.

    I think it’s a waste of time to hop around blogs commenting as a maniac with empty phrases, it’s better to have quality comments, just like the quality blog content :-)

  3. Posted September 22, 2008 at | Permalink

    really….people do not add content but do these link bulding tricks first….quality content only can get you high traffic.

    SEO forumss last blog post..List of free Domain appraisal and evaluation sites

  4. Posted January 14, 2010 at | Permalink

    Thats some fantastic advice by Darren, it really is important on concentrating on keep a high quality website, and we really shouldn’t obsess with PR.

    Till then,


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