Is page ranking the ultimate goal?
The reason I ask this is because I'm new to this business and so I've been studying Hubpages, SEO techniques and a lot of blog-related material recently and it seems that page ranking is what everyone is shooting for. However, I've checked the page ranking for many keywords I've seen used in Hubpages but found no ranking on the first couple of pages in Google. But these hubbers have said they are still making money on Adsense and still getting a good deal of traffic. So, is page ranking all that important? Can you still make some money without being on the first page of a Google search page?
Abosolutely - if you have hundreds of back links to your Hub then you can still make a lot of money.
As an example, if you have a Harry Potter hub, then it's very unlikely you'll get in the top 1000 pages on Google, let alone the front page, but if you join all the HP forums, and post a link to your hub and constantly answer questions etc then you'll get traffic to your site and hopefully some ad clicks.
SEO is important, but so is promotion of your Hub on directories, Blogs, groups etc.
I think a good way to answer this Question is this. Just think about you own browsing habits; I'll use one of my own examples.
Awhile back I was looking for info on Purple Martin Bird Houses. I typed that phrase in my search box scrolled down the first page found a link to a guy who had pics and free plans to build them I went there got what I needed bam I was done.
And this is the common practice I as most rarely ever to never go past the first search page ( unfortunatly unless I'm trying to find my own Hubs : ( , though I have got a few even in the first spot). It's like having a store on a main street compared to one back off in the boonies somewhere if they can't find you they can't buy your product or in this case click your adds.
And the first search page is Main Street!
Not for me. I write to entertain. I post what I don't submit elsewhere or what I think is interesting. If my ranking goes up, cool. If not, okay. I'm far more interested in genuine feedback on my writing than I am in having a high ranking. I'm not here to make money via ads. I'm here to get my writing read.
For some here it most certainly is. I think the best thing to keep in mind is your own personal goal. What is it that you want to get out of HubPages? Why is it that you are here? Answering those two questions will define the goal for you.
If it's to make money, then page ranking is important. As Christopher Floyd said, he's here for his writing to be read so page ranking is not as important to him.
For me, it's write first and foremost about things that interest me. The rest is up to the God's I guess.
Page rank shouldn't be the goal. It's the result of your end goal of acquiring high ranking back links. And Page Rank is not king, take a look at some search terms and you'll see some low ranking sites kicking the butt out of some higher ones.
If you're running an online business then Page Rank is important but you won't get it automatically. You need to post quality content, generate some traffic and build up some links; in that order.
Some say page rank isn't as important as it used to be but all the top pages in Google have a high page rank. The ways to achieve that are a little different now since Google recently changed their indexing algorithm. Because of this the advice about building backlinks isn't wholly accurate.
I'm not saying backlinks aren't important they are but they're not the main focus for Google's indexing algorithm anymore.
Hubpages is a great place to post content as it's automatically a very interactive site and that's what Google is most interested in now.
I'm in the middle of putting together a system to generate web site traffic and that will automatically improve search engine ranking and therefore page rank (they're not quite the same thing). You can read more on my Hubs.
Pagerank is not the goal- the goal is traffic and substantially money from that traffic! PR just shows how important a page is- but it doesn't mean that it will or does get lots of traffic or make lots of money.
What else do you think would you like to write for, higher the score better the feelings.
Page ranking is one of several variables or point, a ticket it usually helps to have punched, along the road to profitable online content production and promotion; in other words on the road to either making money online or being recognized for your efforts in some other way pleasing to you.
Page ranking is, therefore, not the ultimate goal! The ultimate goal is usually one of two things; making significant money or receiving significant recognition for your online writing efforts.
Which ever of those two things is most important to you - that is your ultimate goal.
Page ranking is important but that alone is not all.I write for two reasons-to educate and to express myself .Aim at writing something useful, something beneficial to readers and-that which is original. If these things are met with, then you will get good ranking.Apart from ranking, there are other things like- using proper key words, submitting hub urls to search engines, submitting RSS feeds etc,which help you to get earnings.Traffic is much important and, that also gets higher PR
It's a statistic. They're nice but not substantial. I'm sure you'd rather have cash
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