<strong>Check Your Google Pagerank – Website Ranking Checker…</strong>
This is important but I should warn you, this site replicates what can be done manually. This is primarily an advertising site but it does do a couple rankings all at once and is useful. But I noticed that no matter what site I put in, the Google Ranking was zero. There is a reason for that, read on.
http://www.alexa.com is one of the most widely used ways of ranking your website. This ranks you more on traffic than anything else.
http://www.googleranking.com ranks your site on Google by your keywords. It also ranks you on Ask, MSN and Yahoo. It is better if you have installed a Google API Key. The only way to get a good ranking on Google is to pair it with the keywords. If you haven’t chosen great keywords, you may rank high on that keyword but still not get the right kind of traffic. The site above never asked for a keyword or phrase. No wonder my rank was zero.
Yahoo Backlinks – I’ll discuss backlinks later, but this ranking is pretty well just a count of how many sites link back to you. Backlinks are very important but watch for later articles on backlinks. There’s a right way and a way that will get you blacklisted.
DMOZ Directory – The DMOZ Directory is one of the oldest directories/search engines on the planet. It’s manual submission only. Most people don’t know about it. There are so many search engines that build their directories using DMOZ, it’s a must if you want traffic. The thing is this, DMOZ is run by people like you and me, like a Wikipedia link of thing. Someone runs each folder and gets to decide whether you can be listed or not. Anyway, more on DMOZ later.
The bottom line is that using a website like http://www.mygooglepagerank.org is fine as long as you know what you are really looking at. The results I got from using this site would make one think they need his services and you might consider using this service, but just like almost every site that does this, it’s really just a way to make you think your site isn’t optimized right. That may be true and it may not. My point is don’t trust every little website. As you read on, you’ll discover none of this is really rocket science. It’s common sense, anyone can do it. Don’t just hire someone thinking everything will be done. Just like your own health, you need to be educated, you need to get a second, or thord opinion. You need to know when someone is blowing smoke up your keester and when they are not. Comment if you want.