I finally got some pagerank for this blog! And I guess 4‘s not too bad for a start!
My CNET blog‘s pagerank has also been updated, and it’s a nice 6!
Actually I think PR is kinda over-rated, but having been skipped a few page-rank updates, this is a welcome relief I guess 🙂
Now maybe I will hold back on that Google-trashing blog post… :p
But really, do PRs mean anything? It used to be that the higher your PR, the better placed you will be on Google search results. But I find that hardly the case anymore. I got well placed in Google search results even when I was PR-zero. Some businesses like PayPerPost uses PR as a gauge on how much they should pay you, but with the infrequent and somewhat unpredictable update of PRs, I think even PPP is moving away from using PR as the main gauge of a blog’s effective reach.
The question is does PR really translate to reach and readership? Are there better ways to know if a blog has an effective reach beside Google Pagerank?
I for one think that RSS subscribership is a far better gauge. What do you think?
And I don’t think PR is of much use for me since I don’t do PayPerPost or any blog ads.
Maybe I’m missing something here?
p.s. Back in SG after travelling more than 6 cities/towns in China in the past 2 weeks.
Tired and glad to be away from the Great (Fire)wall and being able to access this blog properly again!