I know Google Page Rank is no longer a true barometer of how your blog is “performing” in the blogosphere. Google have said themselves that we should not use Page Rank to measure our blog’s performance.
There is nothing else I can use to check metrics aside from hits and pageviews.
Nonetheless, I look at Page Rank as a way to check how my SEO efforts are affecting my blog technically.
In just one short month, I was able raise my blog’s Page Rank from PR0 to PR3 (Check | Verify). Usually, it would take a couple of months to reach that level but I did it in one month after registering the domain and building the blog from the ground up.
This only shows you don’t need to resort to blackhat SEO or buy expensive SEO tools to rank your blog higher.
Domain/Blog Age: 36 days
Alexa Rank: 600K+ (from 3M+)
RSS Subscriber: 45
Blogging Frequency: Once a Week
Here are the components of my blog:
1. Running on the WordPress platform
2. Using clean and responsive template based on Twitter Bootstrap
3. Utilizing the following SEO related plugins
- 404 Redirection
- All in One SEO Pack
- Better WordPress Minify
- Disqus Comment System
- FeedBurner FeedSmith
- Google XML Sitemaps
- WP Smush.it
- WP Super Cache
4. Increased paragraph spacing and font height for improved readability
5. Implemented Rich Snippets
6. Content – Content, content, content.
If you think Page Rank has some values you could use and want me to help you rank higher, let me know.