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Then I started paying serious attention to Page Rank--the posting site's AND mine. Page Rank shows extra importance that Google gives to number and popularity of websites linking to yours. Links from higher Page Rank pages elevate your Page Rank.
Two Things I didn't Know When I Started Posting Articles First - I posted my articles to get website traffic and incoming links (via Sig at end of each article). I treated every article appearance as equivalent. But Google doesn't. All those articles appearing in high-Page-Rank directories were giving an extra boost to my score.
So I've re-assessed my list. Websites with higher Page Rank are now my "A List." Articles that they publish are doing my Page Rank way more good than other places. Of course, I still need to post widely and pursue both types of links.
Second - I didn't realize that "Page Rank of a website" doesn't exist. Every page on a site has its own Page Rank. (Although there are ways to make every page on website share same Page Rank, it's not widely done.) So a home page with PR 7/10 that links to mine from a PR 3/10 interior page only provides a PR 3/10 link. That awareness influences who and how I link with other websites anymore. And it dictates way I organize external links on my own websites.
Get a Free a Page Rank Tool To assess other sites, you need a Page Rank tool. You can compare multiple sites at http://www.phplivesupport.com/google_pagerank.php
Lilengine.com provides a free Page Rank Tool. Use theirs, or you can post it on your own website. http://www.lilengine.com/tools/pagerank-tool.php
Articles Give your Ideas a High Profile all Over Internet The benefits of article marketing are well documented. And if it can build your Page Rank as well, it's even a better use of your time. Start writing and posting articles that show your expertise. And start getting traffic and attention you'd been wishing for.
--Dr. Lynella Grant http://www.promotewitharticles.com Use posted articles to build your business Expert in the "body language of printed materials" Author, The Business Card Book and Yellow Page Smarts firstname.lastname@example.org (719) 395-9450