10-21-2005, 09:27 AM
But how do I get higher.
For instance I'm still not in the top 100 for any of my keywirds despite getting a PR rating at last.
10-21-2005, 04:42 PM
Certainly you can ask around and not take my advice.
Forget the PR stuff. Maybe one day it will mean something.
For now it means nothing other than helping you waste time on caring about PR rather than doing the real important things that need to be done.
PR will not skyrocket you to anywhere.
Certainly don't turn away good sites to link to simply because they have low PR either.
THINK RELEVENCY and only not linking with sites that are link farms and spammy with no real content.
10-21-2005, 05:43 PM
I had the same thing yesterday: from PR0 to PR4. I was 6 months at PR0, though I got searches, from Google, MSN and Yahoo. Not many, a few per day. Lately more from MSN than from the others, Yahoo a distant third.
Indeed, visits to my website do not (yet) seem too frequent, but it is a beginning. It was certainly related to a reciprocal link drive that I undertook lately. For some of the keywords I optimised on, I'm number 1 in MSN. It's just: not many people search on that keyword. Let's face it: Cambodia is not a popular subject, a month ago the daily # of searches for the general keyword "Cambodia" was reportedly 950 for a competition some 40 milion sites.
The funny thing is that I am getting searches for some keywords that I totally did not optimise for. Most of them differ and there is no pattern to be discovered yet. Well, except for one: MSN seems to have given a good position for Phnom Penh, though this keyword has a substantial competition as well.
Maybe, the Google PR doesn't mean that much, but it's the psychological effect: the jump creates confidence that there must be something I did right.