Web Page Rank 3 in 3 weeks? Has Google made a mistake?

google_page_rank_-_article_writing_serviceA couple of days ago, I completed my regular check of seeing where my web and blog sites were in the Google page-ranking, number of backlinks, and where they get listed in the Google search pages for particular keyword phrases.

For one of my sites, www.thedigitalarchices.com, I had to look twice!

Was I wearing my glasses? Something wrong with my eyesight!

There it was in plain daylight a Google page rank 3! But… but… but… the site is only 3 weeks old! My immediate thoughts: they have made a mistake. It’s not April Fools, it is?

Google wouldn’t do that would they after all who are we in Googleland?

I contacted my partner for this particular website. She couldn’t believe it, either!

“Wonder if it’s a record?” she said.

Just 4 weeks ago, a good friend of mine, Anja Merret (www.pinkblocks.com fame) got together and came up with an idea to combine our key skills.

You see, I am not a brilliant writer, whereas Anja is. And Anja is not at all Internet technical, where as I am.

We had worked together for a while before this though. I asked Anja to write some blog postings for me and in return I built and updated her blog sites.

It worked well.

It also meant  that we were using our key strengths and I could concentrate and use my time on making my own products.

So, as I said, 4 weeks ago we came up with the idea of combining our skills and start offering an Article Writing Service for people like me! Using Skype messaging, we decided upon the game plan, the process, the products and the website name, www.thedigitalarchives.com.

Within a few days we were ready to knuckle down and start working. The design, the sales pages, the offers, the prices, the products, the traffic plan were brainstormed and put together in a short period.

Anja writing and writing and writing. And me, creating websites and backlinks.

And the results, 3 weeks later:

Google Page Rank 3

500 backlinks

Not bad, eh!

If you want to check your Google Page Rank, simply add the Goolge Task Bar or you can use the Google PageRank Lookup site.

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11 Responses to Web Page Rank 3 in 3 weeks? Has Google made a mistake?

  1. McLaughlin June 29, 2009 at 4:35 am #

    My blog had a PR of 3 after about a month, actually 2 blogs that I set up at the same time. Now one of those 2 is up to a 5 and the other down to a 0.
    Never could figure how it got to a 0 from 3, but I suppose there is no rhyme or reason, from the eyes of a simple mortal like me, on how Google works.
    .-= McLaughlin´s last blog ..Europe Job and Career Resources =-.

    • BuildYourBlog June 29, 2009 at 5:01 am #

      PR5 – way to go!

      Excellent stuff, Richard.

      3 to 0 is a bit strange, though.

      Who knows the strange workings of Google?


  2. Robin Bal June 29, 2009 at 5:23 am #

    I have seen a one month old blog with only one post having a PR5, wish I had bookmarked it to share with you all.

    .-= Robin Bal´s last blog ..Don’t Become A Victim To Loan Sharks =-.

    • BuildYourBlog June 29, 2009 at 6:00 am #

      Robin – tell us if you come across it again!



  3. Gibson Goff January 13, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    I found out that google wasn’t ranking my site! I had a website about 3 years ago that went dormant. I had AdSense, AdWords, Google this and Google that all over it. When I built my new blog they wouldn’t rank it.

    I had to go back to my old Yahoo mail and clean everything up. Google loves starting a new venture from scratch, then building and getting ranked and indexed. They don’t seem to understand moving an old to a new. Dumb bots!

    The only saving grace was that when you typed in my name, I commanded the first 2 pages! WooHoo. But try selling no page ranking to advertisers!

    • Andrew January 13, 2011 at 6:53 pm #


      Sounds like you have experienced some pain!

      I know Google haven’t completed a PR check for quite a few months.


  4. Stephen January 17, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    Congratulations! Sounds like you got the site online and generated some backlinks just in time for this latest PR update, which has been a while in coming!

    I clicked on your backlinks link above, but site isn’t working…I’ll try again another time.

    Did you use Bookmarking Demon to help with your link building?

    Congratulations once again!

    • Andrew January 18, 2011 at 7:22 pm #


      This is quite an old blog post now and I turned off that site.

      I do use BookMarking Demon – yes.


      • Stephen January 18, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

        Doh! I think I ended up here after following one of your tweets and never saw the dates in the comments section!

  5. Dr. Robert Doebler August 15, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    Wow. I was really impressed that the site’s PR is 3 despite the fact that it’s only 3 weeks old. I do understand that the post is old but perhaps you could share to us how you did it. Thanks!

    • Andrew August 18, 2011 at 10:25 am #


      We can only put it down to publishing several unique blog posts and getting backlinks from some high PR blogs.


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