Google ranking tips - part 3
I think we've had enough
maths stuff for now, just remember that the name of the game is to get
as many links from pages with high PR and few other links. The more of
these links you get the more your PR will grow and the more your
rankings will improve for your relevant keywords.
Google Pagerank™ and
The best thing you can do for
your PR seems at the moment seems to be getting listed in Dmoz.org.
Dmoz.org is home to the Open Directory Project which is a human compiled
directory of websites.
Pagerank™ is widely known to
be biased towards big name directories such as Dmoz.org, Yahoo and
This is true, especially in
the case of Dmoz.org. These ODP links are treated like gold by the
Pagerank™ system. It doesn't even matter what the individual PR of the
category page is. I have seen sites gain a large PR boost on the toolbar
as soon as Google updates its directory with the latest one from
Dmoz.org. This is because Google uses its own version of the ODP for the
Google web directory.
Don't believe ODP links are
very important to Pagerank™?
Don't believe a listing in the ODP will boost your ranking?
Well they are and it will.
Perform a search for almost anything on Google and you'll discover that
75-80% of the top 10 results are also indexed in the Google directory
and therefore also listed on Dmoz.org. The fact of the matter seems to
me to be if your not listed with the ODP, you shouldn't expect much
traffic from Google.
Getting a listing is not
difficult, it does sometimes take time but it's not difficult. Just
make sure your site has good content and follow the guidelines for
adding a URL. Try to get your index page listed at least. I say at
least because although ODP claims only to list your index page, there
are plenty of sites with 5 - 10 pages listed.
Therefore if your site has
very distinctive sections you can submit each section, beware though
that this must be done slowly, otherwise you may be banned from the
directory altogether for spamming. Once Google updates its directory
these listings could do wonders for your sites Pagerank™. My article
is a complete guide to getting into
the ODP, I highly recommend you read it.
Regarding Yahoo and Looksmart,
Pagerank™ will usually allocate a more than normal amount of PR boost
for any sites listed. Tips on getting listed in Yahoo can be read in
If you're a non-commercial site or have a site that's almost completely
non-commercial you can get into the Looksmart directory through
I really love this site, just like Google obtains its directory results
from ODP, Looksmart obtains its non-commercial listings from the Zeal
web directory. Without Zeal I would have to fork out hard earned cash
and all my site does is provide free information in the form of articles
To continue, I submitted AKA Marketing.com on a
Tuesday and was listed in Zeal by Thursday morning. On Monday I checked
my logs and found lots of referrals from Looksmart, I was in Looksmart
already. I looked at my logs later only to find MSN had updated its
database from the Looksmart database and was sending me loads of
visitors because of the good listing I got. My site was listed in Zeal,
Looksmart and MSN within six days. Needless to say I highly recommend
you get over to Zeal.com and submit your site.
Before you can submit a site however you must pass
a member quiz, the quiz is a fairly simple straightforward one, you
might however learn a thing or two while doing it.
If you happen to be a webmaster that has a listing in all three of Dmoz.org,
Yahoo and Looksmart then I'm guessing your site has good to very good
PR and rankings.
Google ranking tips - Conclusion
In closing I would like to recap on some of the main points you have just read. Be
sure to have your main keywords and keyphrases in your title tag and
well spread throughout your page, use header tags wherever possible. Get
as many links from as many high PR low number of outbound links pages as
you can. Get listed with Dmoz.org, Yahoo and Looksmart.
Well that's it. I hope you have enjoyed reading this Google Ranking tips article as
much as I have enjoyed researching and writing it. I also hope that you
can put this advice into use and help get yourself some real traffic.
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