Links Optimization PageRank

Pagerank checklist

Everyone’s gone gaga over Pagerank, so this article should be very helpful in analyzing and breaking it down for you. Now make sure you’ve gone through all the steps. 🙂 Here is the outline of the checklist:

  1. Do you know how Google ranks pages?
  2. Do you know if Google has indexed your page?
  3. Do you know your Page Rank?
  4. Do you create new page rank for yourself?
  5. Do you conserve your page rank?
  6. Do you concentrate your page rank where it will do the most good?
  7. How many inbound links do you have?
  8. Do you use enough keywords?
  9. Do you monitor the progress of your keywords?
  10. Are your <title>, <h1>, and <h2> tags descriptive?
  11. Do you use META keywords and description tags?
  12. Is your URL consistently in the same case?
  13. Do your links have relevancy to the page you’re linking to?
  14. Do make it easy for Google to find your dynamic pages?
  15. Do your inbound picture links use attributes?
  16. Do you avoid the temptation of link farms?
  17. Are you listed with
  18. Do you avoid using frames on your website?
  19. Does your Flash website have an alternate HTML site?
  20. Do you use include files for your JavaScript?
  21. Do you submit all your software to download sites?
  22. Are your webpages less than 101k?
  23. Do you use your Robots.txt file effectively?
Commentary Links

The death of original content

The search engine wars and the rise of contextual advertising has produced what many online watchers hav long feared: the death of uniquely original information.

As reported by a WSJ columnist, a brief experiment taking a freelance writing gig results in what is actually a rewriting business. This is the truth that most content providers commit these days, and I am personally guilty of the same thing, to a certain extent. However, what is bothersome is the existence of sites that serve no purpose but take others’s content, twisting and mangling them until they look like it was written by someone else, providing nothing of worthy to those who seek the information.

This phenomenon is the offshoot of the strong drive to dominate search engine results, which in turn produces significant revenues that has been an alternative form of livelihood for many individuals. Obviously, most of these revenues are from online advertising, which is directly a by–product of a site’s traffic size. The more visitors you have, the more money you earn.

Unfortunately, search engines have not been able to considerably weed out the worthless copycats. Segregating useful information from the useless rewritten ones is a job best suited for humans, a technology too hard to translate to machine code — unless other methods are developed to track such instances.

Are we going to finally see the death of original content? I don’t think so. Unfortunately, the continuous growth of valuable information is synonymous to pirated material. This will be the reality, at least for the next few years. How soon search engines respond and win against the content pirates is surely something we will all be keenly waiting for.