I’m not really sure on when exactly the pagerank update has occurred but last Friday I opened the home page of this site to see if its still functioning properly (lol) and then I easily noticed that the pagerank toolbar suggested MelvinBlog has now a pagerank of 3. Yay!
Actually I don’t really know how to react primarily because I never cared about pagerank anyway. In fact as I was writing this post, I was thinking if its even necessary to post this blog article. But because I see that most people post articles when pagerank update occurs, I was convinced. 😉
Back about not caring about pagerank. The truth is I never really cared. Most of the sites that I own do have pagerank yet my main business model does not really rely on getting huge search traffic or building tons of backlinks. But for MelvinBlog its quite a bit interesting. Here’s a brief story why.
MelvinBlog Pagerank Story
So everything started last August of 08 I think. I got PR2 and that was considering that my blog was just started just June of 08. So for 2 months only, I was able to manage getting my blog into that pagerank without doing anything at all literally.
Then 2 weeks after that, Google slapped me back to PR0 for no reasons at all. You see I don’t sell links, or if I ever do, it usually is redirected from OpenAds back then which means no PR juice is passed to a site. I do sell reviews but even that, I nofollow all the links. So even though I didn’t care that much with PR, I was quite baffled.
After two years, I still had PR0. And that came with the fact that I have over 10,000 backlinks, that I guest blogged for majority of big and reputable blogs like JohnChow.com & DailyBlogTips.com, and have never done anything that would piss off the search engines (Google in particular).
At the time, I was thinking that maybe the linking structure of my site is super flawed that Google cannot just read my entire site properly. That’s because my blog isn’t set up normally, I do usually try to nofollow page that I dont think add value, noindex tags and categories page and even do my robots.txt page extensively.
So with that I really lost hope that my blog would ever get passed PR0 and like I said, I have come to the point where I don’t care about it anymore since the bulk of the income that I make is through advertising, something that pagerank has nothing to do about.
So that’s it. I think it’s important to note too that we as bloggers shouldn’t be caring too much about these metrics because after all, it has nothing to do with our success or the money that we could potentially make.
Personally, I could say that its nice to see this blog get a PR3. How about you? I like to hear your say about this topic and I’d like to know too if your blog/s received an increase or decrease in pagerank as well.