Questions started popping my mail box from friends and loyal readers of our blog who just finished reading our recent post on legal tricks to increase google pagerank just after the tutorial was published.
Some of them were like hey pro, we thought you once had pr3 in this blog, what happened ? were you affected by google panda and pengium update?
I was like hell no, I’m going to outline the reasons for you in my next tutorial. Till now most of my closest friends still doubt the fact that obasimvilla.com as a domain still have it’s highest rank as pr3 and domain authority (DA32) as 32 which isn’t a bad stat considering all the woes we forced the domain to go into just in less than a year time.
Obasimvilla.com became publicly accessible on the fifth of july 2012 just a month after domain name purchase and has since then served a lot of persons for various reasons including serving as an info portal.
I think reading through this tutorial will guide you thoroughly on the mistakes you need avoid and steps you must take to keep and preserve your site / domain at the top knocking down the head of your fiercest competitors.
Reasons Why We Lost Our Homepage Rank From pr3 Down to pr1
As earlier stated in the introduction of this article Obasimvilla.com as a domain name still maintains it’s highest ranking page as 3 (pr3) and Domain Authority 32 (da32).
This without doubt will raise a question in many readers mind like , why do I see pr1 while checking with any of this free pagerank analytic tools ?
Well we will leave the answer to this in the comments area or probably in our next article . Now I want to categorically state the reason why our domain rank moved from google pagerank pr3 to pr1 in details ,
- Bad Host
Practically this issue didn’t affect our site rank that much but it prompted most of the other reasons below. We started out on a very bad host with less than %50 up-time guaranty during the weekends, this wasn’t a good sign for our site ‘cos we do most of our onsite seo activities during the weekends, I guess you know how much it pains coming to your site with good map and projections only to come and meet it dead with silly messages like “can not connect to database” etc.
This also affected the overall user-experience of our earlier users who stopped visiting regularly ‘cos of steady down time.
Making a choice of good host should be your first step in building back-links that will always stand the test of time beating every possible update and measures to dethrone your domain .
While indecision might not be the problem of most persons reading this , it’s quite advisable to note that for some it is indecision that has either stopped their domain name from ranking high or that has dwindled it from previous high ranking position .
A clearer look at the second comment on the image above will further explain to you how inimical and disastrous it is leaving indecision at the forefront of your site future.
At first Our Homepage was left completely fallow ‘cos we were still regretting our premium domain that was stolen by a serious domain flipper who knows the worth and we were only managing a discussion board and a blog in the domain sub directory (/blog and /forum).
This didn’t leave a good reputation of us in the mind of our loyal readers so we decided to drop a beautiful image on the homepage with links to other inner pages, later on we remove the images and created a drop-down menu with fancy social media buttons icons and finally redirected the root domain to our forum which was the busiest page as at that time.
This is how deep the plague of indecision made a fool out of us and further sucked away from our homepage the google pagerank 3 (pr3) we garnered just in space of 2months .
- We Gave Away too Much Link Juice to The Inner Pages of the Site
This is one of the major reasons a site will loose it’s google pagerank ‘cos when too much link juice is given to these inner pages the search engine considers them as most important and can even rank these pages better thank your homepage.
In our own case the contact us Page on the forum was ranking as high as pr3 (google pagerank 3) while the /forum page was on pr2.
There are preventive measures one can use to stop this from happening like installing the “No follow home internal links” plugin or manually adding the rel”nofollow” tag to unimportant pages of your domain .
- We Changed Our Permalink Structure Frequently
If there is any one word answer to give you as the reason for loosing the pagerank of our site it will be “Permalink”. While trying to implement the ideas of every one of our team member we succeeded in robing our site it’s reputation.
One team member is of the opinion of using “pretty url” while the others didn’t buy the idea at all , Many sites linking back to us leads to a broken link and most of the time redirected links. from forum.blablacom to blala.com/forum etc. and frequent change of the inner pages directory actually affected our incoming links .
Measures We Have Taken to Increase Our Site Page Rank to 4 (pr4)
Practically it is vain and void pointing out problems without providing workable solution that’s why we have taken valuable time to create a workable method to increase your google pagerank we have implemented all of these and happily anticipating pr4 in the google pagerank update .
Concluding Lines: Needless to tell you of the many benefit you can attain from having a higher google pagerank for your domain . The list of it’s benefit could be endless if we start pointing them out one after the other , the few we can list now includes :
- Easy to get advertisers
- Easy to get sponsorship for your premium giveaway
- Easy to get back-links from authority sites
- Many will be begging for link exchange which you can charge for (not recommended though )
- Search Engines will Probably Rank you Very High in Search Results
- It will build great trust and good reputation among your loyal subscribers
Strive to build a better, quality and authoritative back-link for your site today by :
- avoiding known loopholes that sucks away your site’s google page rank and
- employ all known measures to improve and preserve your google pagerank
- writing only unique and quality content for your site