Want to improve page rank?
Have a link building campaign in place?
Well after reading the results of this study you definitely will…
You may or may not have heard of Steven Clayton and/or Tim Godfrey.
In the past I have purchased a couple of their products including “Commission Blueprint” and I have grown to like them as individuals and I trust their advice.
So why am I telling you this?
Well Tim and Steve have just finalised a study that took over a year to complete, entitled “Does Google Really Care about Content?”
In simple terms they were looking at what actually impacts the page rank of a site because the higher the page rank, the more traffic you’ll get.
So they look at a number of different factors and the conclusion is:
What does Google care about most?
A quite from the report:
“Absolutely the only thing that had an impact on page rank in our study for the majority of domains was back links. The more back links and the higher the quality of those back links, the higher the page rank of the page that was being linked to.”
And in my experience of my latest blog sites, I can agree.
For instance, this site has over 1600 backlinks according to Yahoo and over the last 2 months I have been concentrating on the keyword phrase “blog income”.
If you perform a Google search for ‘blog income’ you will see Google says there are 46.8m competing sites and this one, my site, is position number 8.
If you were to put “blog income” and search again, you will see this site is in the number one and number two spots.
You can see from the graph (created using Market Samurai) below, over the last few weeks my position has rapidly improved.
It may be a coincidence, although, I doubt it but just a couple of months ago I came across “Angela’s Backlinks”.
Angela’s Backlinks provides you with a monthly report of 30 High Page Rank sites, using screenshots so that you can copy and have backlinks in place linking back to your site within minutes.
I just received my August 09 report from Angela and every single backlink recommendation is from a site with a Page Rank of 6, 7 or 8.
And the price for such a report?
$5 a month!
Adding these backlinks as part of your link building campaign is a must if you want to improve page rank and traffic.
You can find out more about Angelas Backlinks by clicking here: Angela’s Backlinks
If you want to read the full report by Steve and Tim, just click here: Does Google really care about content?
(Please not: this post does include affiliate links for a product I personally use – Angela’s Backlinks)