Finally, after a long 3 months of waiting!
The results are out!
The results aren’t exactly how I expected, but this is what I’ve achieved.
- http://www.WhoIsAndrewWee.com (you’re looking at it):
PageRank PR3. Current Alexa ranking: 116,781
(Fairly decent, considering I was PR0, Alexa 2m+ about 3 months ago).
- http://www.InternetMarketingCookbook.com (a content site)
PR0, Alexa: 818,262
- http://www.BizExcellerator.com (another content site)
PR3, Alexa: 718,908
I learned a couple of things from this exercise.
Tools like iwebtool.com are at best a predictor of PageRank.
According to their ranking, http://www.WhoIsAndrewWee.com was slated to hit PR5.
I guess the guess was way off.
Some of the participants at the Digital Point forums said as much, refering to such PR predictors as akin to horoscopes.
Well, now I know.
Perhaps the more interesting point is how InternetMarketingCookbook.com and BizExcellerator.com fared.
I’d been working on both of them at about the same time and they both have about 60 pages of original content each.
Then why did one hit PR3 and the other stay at PR0?
Here’s my guess.
Beyond just original content, it’s also the nature of the content.
For InternetMarketingCookbook.com, it was an aggregation of content, albeit original, of sorts.
Whereas for BizExcellerator.com, although the content was in a protected area, the content was much more compelling (Register for the free course if you haven’t already done so, at: The Best Kept Business Secret.
Is this the end?
Hardly, the Google updates can be expected about once a quarter and it is an ongoing process to build up your Google PR.
- This will ultimately help you rank higher in the SERPs.
- Bring in more traffic.
- Trigger your adsense, affiliate marketing or other Internet Marketing strategy.
Till then, the race continues.