Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The importance of link popularity

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 by Aouad Abdessamad · 1 comments

GOOGLE places a lot of importance on how many links there are to your site
with a page rank of 4 and above.

What does page rank mean?

Well, it doesn’t mean where you are ranked in the searched engines, it means
the importance of your page according to some of Google’s chief criteria.

Each of your pages on your site gets a page rank score out of 10 with 10
being the highest.

In a way GOOGLE is saying that because you have many pages in your
website that link back to your homepage and that you have also got a lot of
links from other sites – YOUR SITE MUST BE VERY IMPORTANT and hence it
gives you are good ranking.


This is very important!

You will really struggle to get a top ranking if you do not have many quality
links coming into your site.

Do you know how many links are linking to you with a page rank of over 4?

Type this URL into the Google search box putting your website address
instead of where it says alexa.

link:http://www.alexa.com

Getting links are very important. Google will give greater weighting to links
that you get from related sites.

For example, if your site is about cars and you get some links from sites
about cars this is classed as a relevant link and Google will count this link and
give it greater importance than if you got a link from a housing site.
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1 Responses to "The importance of link popularity"
Martin said...
March 24, 2009 at 1:55 AM

The journey of Alexa- The Web Information Company has never been a smooth one. Alexa that has been in the scenario almost from the start of the Web had seen immense growth and popularity and then a pretty morbid phase. However, it went back to the drawing board and sketched out new ways to pull back the company to steadiness. Several new innovations and changes have been made to Alexa since the time of its inception partly to stay in sync with the changing times and demands and partly to combat its competitors. As for example, till some time back the popularity of various websites was measured by the data collected from the users of the Alexa toolbar. However, the company went for a change in April 2008. Today other factors, apart from the Alexa toolbar, are also taken into account to determine the popularity and traffic of a given website. However, the point to ponder is that the “other sources” that are determinant of a websites Alexa rankings are not clearly cut out. They are vague and misty. Nevertheless, Alexa is still one of the most credible and powerful players of the web.


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