Higher Page Rank Brings More Web Traffic
Many surfers use the Google or Alexa toolbars that integrates into their web browsers which and
makes it easier for them to search and navigate through Internet. However, how many of these same
surfers have the ?overall page rank? indicator on these bars which shows either a ranking or the
importance of the page?
The overall page rank in directories like Google, Yahoo or Alexa is the key factor while doing a
search. It decides which websites or pages deserves the top places in the results of the search of a
given keyword. The search engine basically uses several calculations to decide the importance of
For example, let?s say that you prepared a webpage supplying the users with focused, detailed and
understandable information. You think your page deserves a high importance, therefore when you
search for the theme of your website, you believe it should be shown in the top 20. Well, sometimes
life is cruel. If you didn?t optimize your webpage for a specific keyword, if you don?t get enough
inbound links directing other users to your site, you would probably be disappointed by your sites 1
to 10 importance rating in Google. However don?t despair! It?s still worth fighting for. Here are
several of the factors which are figured into the calculation to decide the ranking of a website.
First of all, Internet is not like the streets of a city: if you put your ?shop? in a busy street,
people will drop by your place. No visit on Internet is a coincidence, you must have links from
other sites (inbound links). You also have to increase the internal linking to interesting content
within your website so that visitors will ?hang around? on your site and hopefully tell others. So
your first factor for the page rank is the linking of your page.
Secondly, pages which attract more users (i.e. number of unique daily users) are obviously more
important in the ?eyes? of the search engines. This, being the dependent variable in our equation,
grows directly proportional to the inbound links. So, page rank also increases with the number of
At last, relative, focused content increases the importance of your page (page rank). Initially,
every page you add to your site increases the overall page rank of the whole before you start adding
other improvements such as in-context hyperlinks, because according to Google authorities, the
hyperlinks that you place inside the content of the page are accepted to be more valuable.
On the web, there are No lucky days, No coincidences or serendipities. If you want traffic on your
page, you must create it yourself. You have to put quality, focused original and interesting content
on your page and you have to increase the number of the inbound links. The traffic on your site will
increase automatically depending on the other variables. Finally, one day you will look at your site
and see that the page rank has jumped from 1 to 4 or even higher and you will rejoice.
About the Author: Ben Gordon currently writes at several web coding/development forums and lists, including one he co-owns with other members of a web development team at http://webxpertz.net/forums . He is presently promoting a new reprint article directory http://articles.webxpertz.net/content/ to assist webmasters with the difficult task of finding fresh content for their websites.