There are multiple internet marketers on marketing forums talking about posting to high PR websites, it’s a wonder any of these marketers actually obtain search engine rankings for anything. Let’s get down to facts about these so called high pr websites that these “marketers” talk about.
First we are going to take a look at Google PageRank (pr). Pagerank is a metric that Google once applied for determining the actual effectiveness and quality of web pages. This search engine ranking factor is no longer high on Google’ algorithm like it once was. Matter fact it’s one of the lowest factors involved in rankings on Google.
The fact is a Pagerank 0 webpage can outrank a Pagerank 6 webpage any day of the week. This happens all the time and many wonder why. Well to start off with the pagerank given to a page does not mean anything. If I am promoting my PR 0 page within social media, through the use of youtube, by writing and posting articles, and creating PDF’s that I post on document sharing sites, then you better believe that my PR 0 page will outrank a PR 6 page that is just sitting there.
There are other factors involved here though that must be looked at. The quality of your post and quality of your content matters more than anything. Quality of content is high on the list of factors for Google rankings. The better quality your content is the better response you will get not only from readers but search engines also.
Now that you understand that let’s take a look at these so called high pr websites that many seem to talk about. There is no such thing as high pr websites because the pagerank factor that only Google gives a page is exactly what the name suggest “Page Rank”. Ezinearticles for instance may have a Pagerank 6 on the index page but the article webpages are all Pagerank 0.
The reason why is because the site is nothing more than a content farm with many junk articles. The website contains too many ads and links to pass any link juice to the inner pages. Which brings me to the point of these so called high pr websites. When you post on eznearticles you are in fact posting on an adsense filled article webpage that is Pagerank 0.
Other sites such as livejournal and jamespot are also considered to be high pr websites according to these marketers. They are correct that they have a high PR but that is not all pages. Your blog that you create on these sites are on a Pagerank 0 also. There is a big difference through because these are social media websites. Social media websites will be given different weight and pass along link juice.
The reason why is because they are not deemed a content farm by Google and they do not have a dozen ads around your content. This means your content is now more powerful and does hold weight in the eyes of the search engines. Social media websites are powerful when marketing your website because they are not deemed a content farm by Google.
The bottom line here is there are no high pr websites. It does matter what type of site you post your content on when looking for some Google love. Ezinearticles is by far the worst place to post your content because your content and links are devalued. Instead of wasting your time with what marketers call high pr websites which you should not be concerned about pagerank of any website.
Just go out there and market your website effectively and properly applying proper marketing strategies and methods.