Page Rank or PR is the revolutionary algorithm developed by Google to measure the value of information available on any website/ webpage. This varies from 0 to 10. Google Crawler check each and every possible website available on the internet and based on some criteria they rank each page on their parameter.
Before the Last Panda Update of Google, The Page Rank of my website was 5. it’s now PR-4. SO what’s gone wrong with me while most of the other website, I Know either maintained their Page Rank or gain some Page rank only few lost their rank.
Here the the List of my mistakes
Mistake #1 : Paid Links and Page Rank
This is one of the most common method to monetize your blog. When we want to sell our blogroll links, we never ever think about the quality of Link or their Page rank, We simple bother about the money, it earns. And this was the greatest mistakes I have ever committed. In this Process of Monetization , I accepted some links of very poor website.
If you want to monetize your blog, Do not place links on your home page with below Page Rank and which does not match your niche. Instead of selling links you can ask your probable customer about a related post having their links, in the body of post ( Here is a Sample Post )
Mistake #2 : Sponsored Post/Review
Many website out their offer you money to review their product/website and for the same they offer you peanuts. I was one of them to write paid post on my website/blog and earned some money. In this process I just forgot about my page rank and my readers.
Google as you know does not prefer this type of paid post/review and thus decrease page rank.
Mistake #3 : Quality Content
Quality content on any topic is must if you want targeted traffic and a lots of quality links from other sites. If you are trying to “Re-invent the Wheel”, i.e if you are posting outdated or copied contents on your blog/site. I am sure you are going to loose your traffic as well as your ranking in the long term.
If you are in the blog sphere from the last 6 to 12 month I am sure, You have also been contacted for the guest post. select your guest author cautiously otherwise you can loose your readers as well as your Page Rank. Some time I felt that guest post are not too much informative and they are just serve the introduction of the topic, in return Guest author ask a link(s) to their site. If you are accepting guest post ask your guest author to provide at-least 5 best article written. Check out their quality first.
Later on, I tried to recover the lost. Little bit , I am successful in my effort, Google has now upgraded my ranking again now it’s 4. These are my personal experiences , if you you also feel so, do drop your comment.
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