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Blue Hat Technique #2: How To Boost Your PageRank With Your Own Site

Posted By Eli On January 18, 2006 @ 8:30 am In Blue Hat Techniques | 42 Comments

For those of you who haven’t read the rivetingly boring but useful [1] article on how pagerank works by Ian Rogers. You are missing out, or possibly have a girlfriend. Either way I suggest at least once in your career…fold up your girlfriend, stuff her in your front pocket and give it a good thorough reading. It gives some great insight on how Google calculates your page rank. How is this useful? It’s not. Except that you learn that ALL links to a single page affect your page rank including those inside your own site. So whats the best way to organize your site so you can gain the most page rank to your main page? The structure is simple and I’ll explain it to you, but first understand that the solution isn’t practical. If you organize your site this way your visitors will click on the red X faster than their Google toolbar can inform them how “important” your site is. Lets first look at what Google’s algorithm considers to be the perfect site, and then we’ll figure out a way around it.

Yes I rock at MS Paint. Quit denyin my skills biznatch!

For those of you who took my advice and read the article you will quickly understand the math behind why this model works the best. Unfortunately, if you have a 100 page site, it will take your visitors the rest of their lives to find the article they were looking for this way. So lets look at an alternative.

With this method each page will theoretically push one third of one third of it’s 1 page rank. Did this make sense? That means each page you add on to this structure gives your main page approximately 0.11 page rank points. So I suggest you try this tried and true method of creating a “mini articles directory.” Place as many articles that relate to your main topic(this is very important, you don’t want your site to be off topic) as you can in this structure. Then create a page that links to all the articles. Somewhere on your site(on a low level PR page) create the first page of the articles directory. Then create a way for visitors to submit their articles.

This creates several advantages:

1) Your site has useful articles on your subject. Consistently gaining in relevant content is always smiled upon by the search engines.

2) More entry points to your site that contain easy to find links to your main page

3) You get to advertise yourself to other webmasters as an article post site(you will get a few inbound links for this) .

4) For every article submitted your main page gains approximately 0.11 of a page rank point. Note: I say approximately because Google uses a delimiter in their equation and there is no way of telling for sure what it is at the current moment. Either way, you can use this technique to your hearts content. Search engines will love you for it, and you can boost your page rank in a method that is much more reliable than seeking inbound links.

Like all methods and techniques in SEO don’t rely 100% on one single method. Juxtapose this method with your current for a little extra boost above your competition.

42 Comments To "Blue Hat Technique #2: How To Boost Your PageRank With Your Own Site"

#1 Comment By Dave On January 18, 2006 @ 4:53 pm

Hello Deliguy, interesting articles…….
I’ve bookmarked ur site so dat i can visit in future.

#2 Comment By Dave On February 10, 2007 @ 4:04 pm

That’s a classic, December 20, 2004 article and a great method. A Stanford paper a few months later also claims to show the best way to increase page rank within a site. [2] get the pdf directly (original link broken).

Do you use nofollow or javascript links to link to the article directory on all pages so that users can find it without pushing too much page rank at it?

QuadsZilla’s [3] Build a better link farm is similar, with conclusions about using multiple sites.

#3 Comment By Pay Per Install On April 2, 2007 @ 1:23 pm

Yes this is correct… I am long time using this simple think… linking from all inner sites and most important sites to HP sites is working.

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#5 Comment By Nidhi On January 10, 2008 @ 7:20 pm

Thanks for the tips.


#6 Comment By david deangelo On January 18, 2008 @ 10:08 am

I am quite confused to how this could be implemented. What I feel has worked on my site is linking to as many of my articles as possible from each page without going over the 200 links per page limit.

#7 Comment By Metaspring On July 17, 2008 @ 9:03 pm

Useful explanation there, I can see now that it may be possible to boost pagerand using ones own site.

#8 Comment By WebHostDesignPost On August 3, 2008 @ 11:01 pm

All pages link back to your homepage. This should be done to help your web design. Consistency, Usability and Navigation should be one of your primary goals. It’s good to hear that it will help you SEO.

#9 Comment By Adbrite On September 3, 2008 @ 11:45 pm

The PageRank passed by the subpage would depends on the PageRank of the subpage itself, correct?

#10 Comment By Insurance On June 19, 2009 @ 4:22 pm

Thanks for the info

#11 Comment By SEO Nottingham On July 16, 2009 @ 1:37 am

This is a great method for filtering PR throughout your site.

#12 Comment By Phone number trace On August 10, 2009 @ 7:49 am

But you will have problems if you have a very large site.

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I think it’s not good for your web, if you are going to do it.

#14 Comment By vivo per lei On October 21, 2009 @ 6:41 am

But sorry for the question, with a blog this kind of scheme is followable?

#15 Comment By David Boyle On April 13, 2010 @ 5:50 am

Using no follows to push page rank to the home page is called page rank sculpting. Since 2009 Google counts internal no follow links as normal links to damp the effect of page rank sculpting. It is no longer an effective technique.

#16 Comment By Jim Adams On April 13, 2010 @ 10:58 am

Google folks have been saying for years that adding content to your site daily is a great way to increase your traffic. The principles above support that. I’ve been practicing the structure above for years with success. Great post for any Internet marketer.

Thanks, and nice to meet you.


#17 Comment By Bluetooth Advertising On May 23, 2010 @ 3:20 am

Hi Eli,

Thanks for the tip. I’m going to try this on one of my websites that has 2,800 pages indexed and see if this can give me a PR5… do you think this is possible?

#18 Comment By Ryan On June 24, 2010 @ 7:57 am

This article is a bit old and I understand and remember your weak ass paint skills, but bro. redo the pic so that this still very relavent post adds value. If I still had it I would send it back to you, but I long sense deleted it. My bad, but maybe you still have it and can rehost it? realtyinoregon.com/images is dead :) Nice to see you back in June 2010. See you again in the fall LOL

#19 Comment By Raptors Airsoft On August 2, 2010 @ 8:01 am

I already have a blog, on a subdomain, that I post articles to. Should I post the same articles on both my website and my blog.

#20 Comment By amrak On August 26, 2010 @ 10:23 am

Yeah, the image is dead… does somebody have it cached or can you repost a working link to it Eli ?

#21 Comment By Luis On September 20, 2010 @ 3:17 pm

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#22 Comment By Andy On October 4, 2010 @ 7:42 am

You understand Ian Rogers has mistakes in that article?
His example 13 is not a way to get a high pr, even the wrong way. It makes me wonder if anything else is wrong, but I did not check. The example 13 is no different than a hierarchy (example 5). The total PR will be the same, but there won’t be high pr at all on the home page. It’s actually opposite. The pr will be divided among page A and B (example 13). A hierarchy with the same amount of pages and links would create a super high pr home page with easy navigation to the user.

And another thing, no you won’t get banned by Google for example 13 way of linking. Google does not ban for the way you link. Why would they ban you for this kind of linking? Nonsense.

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Ack! The image is gone!

#25 Comment By Website Translator On December 10, 2010 @ 10:12 am

NO image?

BTW, that statement of 0.11 of a page rank point is only valid for lower PRs… It won’t help you to publish 10 articles to go from PR4 to PR5…

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#42 Comment By thong cong On September 8, 2012 @ 7:26 am

Using no follows to push page rank to the home page is called page rank sculpting. Since 2009 Google counts internal no follow links as normal links to damp the effect of page rank sculpting. It is no longer an effective technique.

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[1] article on how pagerank works: http://www.iprcom.com/papers/pagerank/
[2] get the pdf directly: http://www.controltheweb.com/html/Link-Spam-Alliances.pdf
[3] Build a better link farm: http://seoblackhat.com/2005/09/15/build-a-better-link-farm/
[4] http://www.seobook.com/archives/002189.shtml: http://www.seobook.com/archives/002189.shtml

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