Strategies to Improve your Blog Reputation and Page Rank

SEO! SEO! SEO! Everyone is running for SEO. SEO a term that a blogger can never forget, a term that scares a blogger in nightmares. Search Engine Optimization which in short we say SEO plays an important role in the success of every blogger. Not only in success of a blogger even for those who are creating websites for selling of products. Search Engine Optimization is a word that has big meaning. I mean to say that SEO is a tree which has different branches and definitely have roots. In this post I’m not going to talk about the branches. I’m going to talk about roots. And one of the root that power ups this tree is Page Rank which in short we say PR. This post is for beginner bloggers as these tips are well known for experienced bloggers. Those who know about the PR strategies are doing PR stunts. One of the worst PR stunt is sponsoring the posts to get dofollow backlink and let me tell you that in terms of Google it’s illegal and Google may penalize for it.

Google Page Rank

Increment in PR improves the reputation of your blog. Because getting good PR is not an easy task and Google never gives good page rank easily. Getting good page rank from Google means that you are linked to some top blogs who have already got a good reputation in Google. Increment in page rank not only improves your reputation among Google and fellow bloggers even it improves your Search result performance. Sometimes good PR blogs rank good in Google search result because good PR shows the reliability of web page. So what to do if doing PR stunts like buying backlinks is illegal? I’ll tell you how to improve your page rank of your blog legally. The ways even which the Google loves.

Before continuing take a look at – How To Know If Google Is Indexing My Articles Or Posts.

Do Guest Blogging on Good PR blogs –

Guest blogging is known as the best way to get dofollow backlink for the improvement in PR. Doing guest blogging on some good PR blogs like PR4 or PR5 improves the reliability of your webpage and your page rank too. No question arise how getting dofollow backlink from top PR blogs improves our page rank? As you publish your post on the blog you get almost all the Google link juice of that blog. And one more point, Write the engaging posts to get more comments.

Must ReadGuest Blogging – The Do’s and Don’ts to Follow to Get it Accepted

Try not to publish sponsored posts –

Sponsored guest post is one of the stuff that Google hates. Try to avoid the publishing sponsored posts. Those guys who are paying you to get backlink through a post sometimes include a link which is not reliable and insecure. Linking to these insecure links shows Google that your blog is linking to some worst stuff and your blog is not reliable.

Reduce the intensity of External links –

Try to reduce the intensity of external links and make sure in the mean time you also increase the intensity of internal links. Now question arise what are external and internal links? External links are those which are hosted on your website but point outwards to some other blogs or websites. Internal links are those which are hosted on your blog and point towards your blog. External links passes away all your link juice but internal links rotate it towards your website.

Try to avoid hosting guest posts until you have good page rank –

As i have said in above point that having high intensity of external links decreases the chances of getting good page rank. If you are hosting guest posts on your blog. Definitely you are giving dofollow backlinks to those guest writers. As I have mentioned above, this dofollow backlink passes your Google link juice to that site you are linking too. So try to avoid hosting guest posts until you have a good page rank.

Write Original Content –

Write always original and unique content on blog. Do not copy the content from other websites. Even if you are copying the content from your own site’s webpage and reproducing it, it will harm you. Don’t do that. Google only give the credit to that site which originally produce the content and harm those sites that are doing plagiarism acts. In this case if you copy the content from your own site than Google will give credit to your originally created content but harm your reproduced webpage so you will get nothing after that.

Must ReadHow to Write Engaging Blog Posts on Boring Topics

Don’t build links badly –

Many of bloggers think that it is important to have number of backlinks to improve page rank so they start doing link exchanges, commenting irregularly on blogs. Google never cares about the quantity of your backlinks. Google always cares about the quality of your backlinks. If you are having 1000’s of backlinks from low quality sources than make sure you are not going to get good page rank. In fact if your blog is linking to some low grade sources than your page rank may downgrade.

So these were some common and important tips of SEO for beginners. Have I missed any point? Let me know in comments.

Author : Hey Guys My name is Rudraksh Pathak. I’m a Social media and Tech blogger at Tekdig. Currently I’m pursuing in Computer Science. I’m a passionate blogger and loves to write about technology. 

About Amit Shaw

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  1. PrIyAnGsHu says:

    Nice post Rudraksh. I will now follow these strategies to increase the PR of all my websites. Thanks for the share buddy :).

  2. I totally agree with what you have detailed here. It’s a good thing that you’ve shared this to all. 🙂

  3. Gaurang Joshi says:

    Nice Post. If all the above mentioned points are followed, then definitely one can see a hike in its page rank in short period of time.

  4. Hi Rudraksh,
    I agree with you in almost all points 😉
    Great content and guest blogging on top blogs are very important.

    External links aren’t bad at all. If they are related with the topic of the blog, post and even linked page, they can help your rankings. I like to link to helpful resources. What’s more, I approve guest post (but only related with my blog).
    And today I see that my PR is 2 (maybe it’s not too high, but it was 0 – my blog isn’t very old).
    You can check it on one of my best posts – 35+ Traffic and SEO Tips & Articles From Bloggers. I have here more than 40 external links inside the post (and in comments we have similar amount of links).

    So, IMHO external links sometimes may even help yuor site in rankings.
    Thanks for sharing,

    • Rudraksh Pathak says:

      Yes Chris you are right. Linking to related web pages is good but doing opposite to it is bad.

    • Rudraksh Pathak says:

      Yes Chris you are right. Linking to related web pages is good but doing opposite to it is bad..

  5. Shazida Khatun says:

    Amit Shaw @ I don’t understand why my blog has degraded in recent PR update .It is mention able that my blog was in blogspot subdomain with default theme but recently it has customized with domain and wordpress theme.
    (previous–> and now –> )

  6. Rudraksh Pathak says:

    Dear Shazida, It seems that you have migrated your blog without proper 301 direction. That’s why you have lost your Google Juice.

  7. Raheem Khan says:

    Hey Amit,
    Today I’m really disappointed by Google, I’ve did so much hardwork on my blog, but!. I thought that I will get a Good PR this time something was really opposite to it. No change at all, everything remained same. Please guide me furthur!

  8. Jason Mathes says:

    Good advice! I try and make sure that the quality of the blog is good – not only PR but level of actual engagement with comments/tweets etc.

    If it’s a ghost town? I don’t usually comment just to get the Backlink!

  9. PR matters for reputation. But Pr doesn’t guarantee that you will get high traffic on your blog. But yes Good PR looks good to advertisers and all. For improving PR you should be having engaging content as you said. Write post which may go viral. Build links slowly and wisely.

    Overall A nice Post!

    ~ Atish

    • Rudraksh Pathak says:

      Yes Atish having good PR doesn’t matters with your traffic. It just increase the reputation among the bloggers and also in Google.

  10. Well these days PR given even to blogs with no content also. but at the same time we can’t ignore PR. Traffic is important and PR also equally important to get sponsors. They look for PR, Alexa and traffic. So getting a good page rank always matters.

    • Rudraksh Pathak says:

      Getting good PR not only matters for Advertisement. PR increases your SEO and boosts your Search Result performance.

  11. Kharim Tomlinson says:

    Great tips you have laid out here bro.

    I think even though I am an advanced blogger I still can find this article of some good use to me.

    Thanks very much and keep up the good work.

  12. In this Google pr update i got pr 2, i am so happy today. I will try all the tips explained above to get better page rank. Thanks a lot for the post.

  13. Mohammed Abdullah Khan says:

    Hey Amit,
    I got PR too 😀 and the main reasons are exactly the same which you mentioned above.
    But the only thing i’m not understanding is whether to start guest posting on my blog or not ?
    coz my blog PR is not that high 🙁

    • Rudraksh Pathak says:

      First of all congratulation for getting PR. Accept only high quality guest post related to your content. Try to avoid publishing sponsored links.

  14. What are the Sponsored Post? I can’t understand this term so can you explain me this term.
    Other Points are Really helpful to me.Thanx for sharing this post

    • Rudraksh Pathak says:

      Building links is the best way to get good Page Rank. Some guys don’t do guest posts instead of it they hire some bloggers and pays them to get dofollow backlink. This phenomena is known as publishing sponsored posts.

  15. PR has been updated for many website. Page rank of my site was 3 and it remains same. I was expecting for better page rank. What can be the reason for same PR?

    • Rudraksh Pathak says:

      The reason for same PR is that your blog has dofollow backlink from same quality of blogs. Try to get backlink from top PR and trusted blogs. And Congratulation for your Page Rank.

      • Thanks Rudraksh for your insight. Can u differentiate me b/w do follow and no follow links. I am a little bit confused for that.

        • Rudraksh Pathak says:

          DoFollow links are those which you are publishing on your blog and allowing Search Engines to follow them. Search Engines transfers your Google link juice to these links. And if you add NoFollow tag in the link then you instruct the Search Engines not to follow that link.

  16. Nice informative post Rudraksh with plenty of helpful tips for bloggers. My site is PR3 and has been like that for about a year and a half now with no sign of improving. I was hoping for PR4 at the last update and I will follow some of your advice particularly regarding guest posting.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge so freely.

  17. Ehsan Ullah says:

    Nice article with good tips Rudraksh.

    I got inner PR3 in recent update, but my homepage PR is still 1 that is because I always linked back to my posts instead of homepage whenever I guest posted somewhere.

    Hope to climb the high mountain in next PR update.

    • Rudraksh Pathak says:

      Thanks Ehsan. Link your homepage instead of linking your posts. Congratulation for getting good Page Rank.

  18. Amrik Virdi says:

    Nice to see you teching about PR. I will sure apply your steps. However I don’t blog for PR and I less think about it.

    Good luck.
    Best regards,
    Amrik Virdi

    • Rudraksh Pathak says:

      Good to hear that you don’t blog for PR. But if you want to grow your blog than PR is one of the major factor for it.

  19. Agree with your points and Google hates affiliate links also, so always use “nofollow” in your external links. Try to comment on relevant blogs, in that way you can get back links easily.

  20. Shalu Sharma says:

    What people need to do is leave SEO alone for a while and concentrate on getting quality content on their sites. Back links is of no significance if there is no quality material on the blog. Once good content is on then get backs links. As you suggest, guest posting is the best way to get authoritative back links. Thanks for these quality tips to improve blog reputation and page rank. It has given me some things to think about.

    • Rudraksh Pathak says:

      You are absolutely right Shalu. A Blogger must have quality content on his site to get the complete benefit of Page Rank. Thanks for your feedback.

  21. Sometimes I think people worry too much about PR. Having a high PR doesn’t mean you will necessarily rank higher. It doesn’t mean you will necessarily get more traffic. It doesn’t mean you will make more money. Honestly, I pay very little attention to my PR. It is what it is, and spending a ton of time trying to improve my PR just for the sake of improving my PR isn’t a high priority for me. I’d rather focus on putting out great content and getting traffic.

    • Rudraksh Pathak says:

      Its a good thinking. You prefer content instead of PR that is good. Having PR generally doesn’t help you in ranking higher in search results. But sometimes if there is a huge competition of keyword, Google considers the Page Rank.

  22. Rahul kuntala says:

    Hey Rudraksh,

    I think not allowing guest posts until we get a good PR is really a good idea. That’s the major reason why I dint get good PR for my blog. And that’s the worst thing I’ve made in my journey. And guest blogging can immensely boost our quality of links (if we got the chance in reputed blogs).

  23. vishvast says:

    the blog reputation and page rank these are the two important things we have to keep in mind i wii follow these steps to get good pr in next update thynx for this nice info

  24. Matt Smith says:

    Good advice! The only thing that I’d question is what you said about external links. External links aren’t bad, in fact they can be quite good. Google likes sites that link to other (reputable) sites, as it shows that you want to share quality information with your readers. You just have to make sure that you are linking to good sites.

  25. Jeet Dholakia says:

    Hey amit thanks for providing this content as I was looking for the same to increase PR of my blog 🙂 I was too much towards the paid post and that effected me a lot in my PR ranking but after reading this article i am aware of what not to do and what to do to increase your PR.

  26. Abdul @ OnlineUstaad says:


    Yes, It is better to have good PR but with natural ways, unnatural ways can destroy our search rankings, BTW, this is very nice post about SEO and Page rank. have liked your blog and followed.