Lots of webmasters are either clicking their heels or kicking their LCDs. Google’s Pagerank Update is sweeping world wide and apparently, a lot of people lost overhyped pagerank than gained. That’s where all the heat’s blowing from.
I myself lost ranking at my two sites (dropped to PR4, PR1), gained at two (accelerated to PR5), and the rest stayed idle.
For those who lost, don’t worry It isn’t the day of a judgment. PR drop doesn’t certainly mean SERP drop. I know. I’ve seen PR drop before and my SERP stayed the same or in reality increased.
Now for those who dropped, here are a few strategies to keep up and improve the traffic you still ask for:
- Roll out the Classified ads- Maintain posting classifieds online and offline. Adsense, Turn over and yeah- bumper stickers will drive paying customers to your site. Just verify you got great stuff to keep your site sticky.
- RSS submission -Even as content is a king, RSS is queen in a world of info excess. Most people fire up their feedburners, snarfers and aggregators daily. Take care that you’re ahead on the RSS train.
- Article submission- I snagged lots of backlinks to my NLP , SEO Consulting and Executive Coaching sites by submitting on a regular basis to Article Directories. These backlinks continue to multiply when lots of people copy the articles to their blogs and webs. Think of it as a safetynet of votes to your site even though primary link partners go belly up.
- Press release submission- Submitting pr to associated newswebs can bring reporters writing you up in the dailies, not just online. This brings new life into the dead electrons of your web.
- Forums signatures- For sure, they don’t get you PR juice. But who is concerned? If people like what you post, they’ll follow your signature and spend time on your site.
- Blog Submission- Look at Connected Internet’s wide readership and considerable revenues.
- Directory submission- We all know directories have lost PR weight. Fact is, paid directories have either dropped in ranking or been deindexed. However, there’s still marginal usefulness to getting your links on the directories: you catch up the random visitor.
- Ebook submission- Submitting free ebooks to a few software repository sites got me numerous backlinks when grinning freeloaders started posting them on their webs. You’ll improve ranking faster than you can say “pagerank” a lot of times.
- Pad file submission- Quickly fetch the attention to your blog by releasing killer apps to download.com. Adobe.com got its PR9 by releasing free software- the adobe acrobat reader. With lots of copies floating the web, it’s no surprise that their PR soars. with good reasons.
- Video upload- A few of mine still creep around Youtube and lassoo hardly stayed into the ole corral.
- Social bookmarking- Technorati. Digg. Newsvine. Web 2.0 technologies make it likely to launch viral marketing campaigns and not even need to take much effort.