Sunday, September 28, 2008

Do You Know How to Compute for Your Page Rank?

Well, I don't but nevertheless...

PR4 in 4 Months
Yay, my photo blog Galleria Neri is PR4 already! I'm so happy when I caught sight of my page rank on the blog itself because I installed a PR checker tool on the blog.

I created Galleria Neri only May 29th of this year so I'm really overwhelmed with this achievement. PR4 in a span of 4 months! ^^

However I'm still skeptical so in case that PR drops by tomorrow, here's a screenshot as Exhibit A. Hahaha.

Understanding Page Rank (PR)
I think a lot of us are still in the dark with this page ranking of Google. And even if I read articles on this, my eensy mind can't grasp its complexity and totality. (Can also be total complexity or complex totality, ei? :D) Plus I don't want to comprehend it anymore because it's Google's computation and I'm a lazy procrastinator. (Redundant, yeah.)

What I'm able to understand is page rank basically computes our sites through incoming and outgoing links. If a higher PR site links to you, that's a big plus to your ranking. Outgoing links in your site however lessens your chances for a high PR. But that may be balanced by link exchanges, of course.

But of course, there's more to it than that. There are a lot of conditions and rules that Google puts on sites that will affect the computation. Inbound links are also a plus since the site's PR is the sum of all the pages' ranks. Anyway, here's a very good article on explaining Google Page Rank and how to make the most of it.

Check Your Page Rank
To check your site's page rank, just input your site's URL below and click the Check PR button. If it turns out N/A, don't get too disappointed because Google might not have indexed your pages as of late or perhaps you may not have updated your site recently. Hehehe.

Go to Google's PR Checker for more info especially if you want to embed the tool in your blog/site. Also if you haven't updated your embed code since they changed a bit of the tracking code because of spammers.

Check Page Rank of any web site pages instantly:

This free page rank checking tool is powered by Page Rank Checker service

Happy ranking! Exchange links? Hahaha.


  1. hey ner!

    question you're doing some sponsored reviews di ba? i've heard doing so can hurt your page ranking?

    but this site maintains pr3! how do you do that?

  2. hi alex!

    actually i don't know also teehee ^^ but i was expecting a drop on my PR once i did some sponsored posts. however, i only did a lot of sponsored posts this month so i don't know if it'll really drop next time google indexes my pages. hehe.

    this blog's over a year already and 90% of the posts here are non-sponsored and all-original since they're all just based on my life anyway hehehe. i'm also in the dark with PR and i don't know how to manipulate it (plus i don't want to coz i'm lazy haha).

    i'm also surprised how my photo blog got PR4 in just 4 months. i don't know the secret. but i'm happy with it :)