Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Search Engine Optimization, Page Rank, & BLOG VILLAGE

One of the advantages that you can derive from joining a TopList, such as BLOG VILLAGE, is the likelihood of adding some really good links to your blog. Our TopList has a community feel to it, and the Villagers are willing to help each other out.

If you see a blog or two on BV that's similar in some way to your own blog topic, don't hesitate to ask them to swap links with you. It will help both of you, as such links are one of the things that Google and other Search Engines look for in determining Page Rank. It's generally NOT a good idea to swap links with sites that are totally unrelated to your own site, however.

And why, you're saying, should I care about Page Rank? If you are strictly blogging for the fun of it, maybe you shouldn't care, but if your blog is in any way related to your business interests, or you are trying to use the blog to earn Adsense dollars, the Page Rank is very important. The higher your PR, the more likely your blog will be to get hits from Search Engine searches. If they can't find you, they won't read you. If they don't read you, you won't earn any money!

Interested in joining BLOG VILLAGE?

Start HERE.

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BLOG VILLAGE was established on May 23, 2006


Sheila said...

Thanks for including Alabama Kitchen Sink in your village. I am having fun just exploring all of the good writers here.
Best Regards,

Dirty Butter said...

Glad to have a fellow Alabamian among the Villagers, Sheila! Thank YOU for joining us, and I'm glad you're enjoying our group. We really do have a lot of talent represented here, don't we. If you know someone you'd like to invite, go right ahead. I check every blog pretty carefully, so I can't promise they will be accepted, but you know what the criteria is, so chances are they would be.

Leon said...

Leon here. I'm in. How do you sign up?

Dirty Butter said...

We finally got big enough for you huh, Leon? Glad to have you join us. I've emailed the directions, but for anyone reading here the end of every post has a link to the directions for joining.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the PR? I just went in and they are all over the place. People who were in the top ten yesterday are on the 70s and 80s today. I've gone from number 9 to 147 :( The ins and outs are all back at 0

Dirty Butter said...

I'll answer you here, but I'll do a post, too. Down at the very bottom of the TopList page there are some times listed. They show when the next Refresh will be (when new votes will show up) and when the next Re-Rank will be (when it zeroes out to give new members a chance at being higher ranked). It is set to re-rank once a month right now.

I hope that explained it. If not, ask again, and I'll try again. :)

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