- Developing unique and well-written content for our targeted audiences
- Educating ourselves as much as possible about Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- Building quality in-going and out-going links that generate traffic
- Networking and growing our professional skills both virtually and live at a variety of must-attend conferences for blogging women and moms like SheCon 11 and BlogHer and larger events that are not primarily female, but important to participate in, such as BlogWorld.
Just for the fun of it, I wanted to see how my Google PageRank of 3 rates against various sites and blogs I admire. To find out your own or any other site's or blog's ranking, all you have to do is visit and use the free PR Checker or just plug in the URL you're checking below.
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As of date of publication of this post, here are the results (on a scale of 0-10 points) of the PRs for various home pages I checked.
Bloggy Moms, 5/10
Martha Stewart, 7/10
Mom Bloggers Club, 6/10
Procter and Gamble, 7/10
She Blogs, 4/10
Social Moms, 5/10
Interestingly, two sites have the highest scores of any I researched:
PR Checker, 9/10
Gee, I wonder if getting a 10 Google PR is virtually impossible?
There are also other resources out there that you can use to measure your blog's reputation including Alexa and Compete. Both of these are highly respected by the industry as Google PR is, but Compete seems to be enjoying quite a bit of growth in popularity right now, especially with brands trying to measure bloggers like us moms.
Though my own score pales in comparison to the big league players, I'll just let it be. I just don't see any reason why I should obsess over my rankings on any of these measuring services right now. Besides, I've got to use what little energy I have left after mommy-ing four teens (triplets, 14 and big brother 15) to write and publish quality content on this mommy blog.
How about you? Why do you care (or not care) about PageRank according to Google? What do you think of the PageRank, Alexa, and/or Compete evaluation systems in general? I look forward to learning what other mom bloggers and also the brands targeting mommies feel about these and other lesser known ranking systems currently in use.
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