Hi readers. My apologies for the later post than usual, but I was in a small traffic incident today and got home alot later than usual :(

However the good news is another fresh post freshly compiled from my notes from the last few weeks. For this stage of one way link building, we get more into Google.

What PageRank Should You Aim At?
The higher the better! The PageRank scale is between 0 and 10. If your site/blog has the PageRank of 0, 1 or 2, you should definately consider establishing a link campaign to attract new links to the site to boost PageRank.

If your site/blog has the PageRank of 3 and you are competing for fairly non-competitive search terms, you should concentrate on on-page optimization. If you still don't achieve higher positions, then try to boost the PageRank to 4 or 5.

the PageRank of 4 and 5 are seen as fairly relevant sites and unless you are in a really competitive market, it is probably sufficient to rank well if the on-page optimization is in place.

The PageRank of 6 or higher is sufficient for almost any area of the market. If your site/blog has PR6 or above, other webmasters will naturally want to link to you, so you will be offered reciprocal links almost everyday, allowing you to further strengthen your PageRank with very little effort.

How To Achieve Certain Google PageRank?
The table below gives a representation of how many external links, of certain PageRank values, are required to achieve a certain Google PageRank.

For example, if  you want to know how many incoming links with PR4 are required to achieve PR4 for your site, you simply look down Links for PR column until you come to the 4th row and the answer is 18.7

PR Links Links Links Links Links Links
  For PR3 For PR4 for PR5 for PR6 for PR7 for PR8
1 555 3,055 16,803 92,414 508,277 2,795,522
2 101 555 3,055 16,803 92,414 508,277
3 18.5 101 555 3,055 16,803 92,414
4 3.5 18.5 101 555 3,055 16,803
5 1 3.5 18.5 101 555 3,055
6 0.5 1 3.5 18.5 101 555
7 0.5 0.5 1 3.5 18.5 101
8 0.5 0.5 0.5 1 3.5 18.5
9 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1 3.5
10 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 1

So you need 18.7 PR4 links to get the PageRank of 4 for your website/blog? Not always. This is certainly the case, if all the incoming links are from PR4 pages with less than 50 external links and the links are on-focus with your content. But the value of the PR4 link is reduced if there are more than 50 links on the page and the page/blog topic is not on focus with your site/blog. However the table gives you an indication of what you should be aiming at.

You might be interested to know what a PR4 link is worth, or a PR5 link is worth compared to a PR3 link, for example. So to make this easy to understand, I have listed the PR3 equivalents below.

PR2 link = 0.2  of a PR3 link
PR3 link = 1      PR3
PR4 link = 5      PR3 links
PR5 link = 25    PR3 links
PR6 link = 125  PR3 links
PR7 link = 625  PR3 links

So as you can see from the table above, one PR6 link is worth 125 PR3 links. So it seems fairly obvious that your time is better spent in trying to achieve a few quality links rather than bundles of lesser quality links.

I deliberately used the example of PR3 links. It is assumed that if a link does not appear on a page with PR3 at least, it is not worth having. Its not quite true, you should consider having a link from a webpage with PR2 or above if its:
  • On focus with your product or service
  • The website/blogs homepage has a PR4 or above
  • There are at less than 50 links on the page
  • There are no "nofollow" tags on the links
  • There is no javascript redirect on the link
  • The link is not redirected
Although link building is a laborious and time-consuming work, every website/blog owner should be running an ongoing link building campaign. take the efforts to add the equivalent of 30 PR3 links to your site each month, preferanly made up of higher PageRank links, ie 6 links with PR4/5 and 5 links with PR3. Don't go mad and try to bring in hundreds of links in one month, keep the progression as nattural as possible.

And thats Google's main involvement covered. As always, stay tuned for the next installment at Tims Cashflow Blog, and we can begin on strategies for your link building process. Thanks for reading, and take care.
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2 Response to 'One Way Link building Tips Part 4'

  1. christian
    http://timsinternetcashflow.blogspot.com/2009/04/one-way-link-building-tips-part-4.html?showComment=1241050320000#c5608638575157502747'> April 29, 2009 at 5:12 PM

    yeah you're right timothy but what really intriguing to me is that i have more than 3,000 backlinks from yahoo while google only credited me with 39 backlinks i guess the two search engine has different criteria


  2. joshua
    http://timsinternetcashflow.blogspot.com/2009/04/one-way-link-building-tips-part-4.html?showComment=1241050500000#c4443714610680840227'> April 29, 2009 at 5:15 PM

    i think besides the link strategy i believe having a unique content and avoiding ffa and bad neighborhood can get your site a good pr


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