# How to Get Free Traffic by Increasing Your Page Rank

Updated on March 19, 2011

## Page Rank

These powers (PR) are measured in a scale from PR-0, PR-1, PR-2 ... ....PR-10. The figure 1 has no zero, so it is PR-0. The figure 10 has one zero, so it is PR-1. The figure 100 has two zero, so it is a PR-2. The figure 1000 has three zero, so it is a PR-3. This goes on until the figure 10,000,000,000 which has ten zero, so it is a PR-10.

This therefore tells us that you need ten billion links from pages with a PR-1 to equate to only one link from a page with a PR-10. The assumption here is that there are ten billion pages in the entire World Wide Web. When more pages are added, adjustment is made accordingly. This illustration tries to avoid complex math so that the ordinary reader who is not friendly to math can get an idea of what is happening. The actual proportions of variables are only known to Google and are top secrets.

When you create a single page web site, that page is given a value 1. Create another page and you get a total of 2 for your two-page web site. Since you are creating a network, the law says the two pages must be linked together. You can link page A to page B, thus page A is effectively giving out some of its powers to page B. Page B thus has more value than 1 whilst page A has a lower value than 1. But page B must be linked to another page to complete the network - it can either be linked back to A or to another page in the World Wide Web.

Links into the site from the outside is one way to increase a site's total Page Rank. The other way is to add more pages. The opposite is also true: Links from the site to the outside is one way to reduce a site's total Page Rank. The other way is to reduce the number of pages.

When Google spiders visit your site, they count all the links, and then using an approximation equation, they compute the corresponding Page Rank for each an every page in the entire World Wide Web. It really must consume a lot of computer time and energy.

With your keyword density and frequency right, give yourself a maximum of 50 points. Another maximum of 50 points should come from page rank. Multiply the two and you get a value that will determine your position in search engines' search results. Your keyword density and frequency can be zero but your page rank should always be greater than zero unless there is a penalty.

What does this Page Ranking teaches us? - that it will take a lot more additional effort for a page to move up to the next Page Rank level than it did to move up from the previous Page Rank level. To move beyond the PR-5, it's only the well established marketers with good tools and resources who are able to do that. They have thousands of pages with virtually all the keywords you can think of. With such high Page Ranking and rich keywords, these top marketers will always occupy the first pages of search engines' searches. When people search the web, they hardly go beyond the third page of search results. This means that the Page Ranking probability algorithm is biased in favour of well established marketers where the winner takes it all. Ask yourself this: why is it that the small marketer hardly earns (per a whole month) more than the minimum hourly pay?

What should the small marketer do to overcome this? A mother will easily move a basketful of oranges from point A to B, but her three years old child can move it only if he was to move a single orange one by one. And the small marketer can move the Google's World Wide Web only if he was to approach it in small social bookmarking and community networks websites one by one. Examples of these social networking websites are Squidoo, Facebook, Myspace and so on and so forth. Here the small marketer can be able to bulldoze and be on the front page without much hassle. In addition the combined forces of these small marketers end up giving these social networking websites very high Page Rankings. If the small marketer can join five or so such social networking websites, he will then be doing something that is workable and will be rewarded accordingly.

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• Jeane

7 years ago

That was really gold mine article. Strategics in driving traffic to one's website have been an indispensable one for social media marketing. Got a handful of tips and learning here. Now its time for applied learning.

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• Nonoy

7 years ago

This is very informative and well-explained article about Page Rank. I didn't know that links from within your pages of your own site can actually increase page rank; and when the pages or posts increases. Thanks for this. Cheers!:-)

• Avoidscam

7 years ago from india

hi

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• saniram

9 years ago

• Xavier Jude

9 years ago

Great article for beginners like me. Keep up your good work.

• AUTHOR

ngureco

10 years ago

Thank you, Multimastery. The idea is to experiment on what works best for you without spending too much time on it because experimenting can be very expensive. I have found out that if you post your hub on hubpages and then immediately write something small about your new hub on Google&rsquo;s blogspot with an outbound link back to your hub, your new hub will be spotted faster by Google. This is a sure way to ensure that your hubs are CONSISTENTLY indexed by Google at between five seconds and six hours rather than having to wait for 72 hours.

• multimastery

10 years ago

Great writeup ngureco! This pagerank thing can get a little complex trying to understand the mathematics behind it, but the bottom line is that you've summed up the jist of it all. Inbounds links, traffic generation, keyword usage, SEO, etc all play a part in helping to increase Pagerank. I've found that by writing here at HubPages, we have a great advantage to ride off the high PR of HubPages - and our content can appear on top of search engine results in a matter of days or a few weeks - instead of months or years. This is a very Powerful benefit here!

Firefox has a few great plugins that automatically show a sites pagerank as you browse - which comes in handy! Here's one I use http://www.quirk.biz/searchstatus/

• 93civEJ1 @ muchfreetime

10 years ago

Thanks for the info. Helps the clueless like myself!!

Hopefully Ill be &quot;moving on up&quot; in the future. :)

• the dentist

10 years ago from Midwest

Thanks for the information. PR is a curious item indeed.

10 years ago

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• glycodoc

10 years ago

• kunnu singh

10 years ago

nice site.

thanks for this information.

plz help me .. how to increase google page rank

• Karen Ellis

11 years ago from Central Oregon

Thanks. this is very confusing to me, but you have cleared up somethings also.

• AUTHOR

ngureco

11 years ago

Outbound links will leak Page Rank to that page you are linking to. Inbound links or back links will increase your Page Rank to your page. There are cases where you have to put that outbound link because you are benefiting in one way or the other. If your hub is in a social site like hub pages with a high PR of 6-plus, this shouldn&rsquo;t worry you much &ndash; But you have a small job to:

1. You have to write interesting, useful and original post in your page.

2. You have to get involved in hubpages communities by participating in reading other peoples posting and posting sincere comments.

3. You have to reach out to the greater internet community by back linking to your posting in hubpages. Use social book marking sites. These sites will bring massive traffic to your page in hubpages. That traffic you bring will be useful to you, to me and to hubpages. My traffic will also be useful to me, to you and to hubpages. When hubpages realizes that all that traffic is coming because of your one page posting, then your posting will be placed in front page so that it continues to pull more and more traffic for them. With your posting in the first page of hubpages, you will now feel what it feels to be in high PR.

Here is a good free PR tool for you: http://www.pageranktool.net/

• Susan Ng Yu

11 years ago

&quot;Links from the site to the outside is one way to reduce a site's total Page Rank.&quot;?

I thought we were supposed to provide as many helpful links to other sites (as long as we only link to a single domain a maximum of 2 times) to increase our hub's &quot;usefulness&quot;? :O Did I understand it incorrectly? :O

• AUTHOR

ngureco

11 years ago

Thank you,  AndyBaker. You are right in the points you highlighted. The Math in page ranking can get a little complex. Different search engines will use different variation of the variables from time to time depending on how markets are changing. These variations are top secrets at Google. And because we have to use numbers that the common person will understand, then its only fair that he get an idea of what is happening.  Thank you

• AndyBaker

11 years ago from UK

Good outline, but I have a few points...You analogy of the number of zeros equating to toolbar pagerank is slightly off - Google works on something more like a base of 8.When a site has a PR0 in the toolbar (not that we should take ANY notice of toolbar pagerank anyway as it's incorrect) it's not usually banned - it's usually a new or un spidered page. Also in your last paragraph you suggest that &quot;50 points&quot; - i.e. half of factors that decide your ranking is &quot;keyword density&quot; - which is an on page factor. This is incorrect - on page factors have influence on a sliding scale and at best they only account for 10-20%. It's off-page factors that make the difference - i.e. links :-)I just thought I should clear those points up for you :-)

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