If you have been following my blogging activity here, you would have noticed I changed domain name of this blog on the 24rd of June 2011. Since then, I have only published 9 posts. In addition to the previous 26 posts with the old domain, I have 35 written contents here on Blogerian.com (excluding the pages). I don’t think the success of a blog is determined by its page rank. High page rank doesn’t guarantee increase in traffic; however it’s an indicator to measure on going website activities.
When I heard the news of Google updating page ranking for websites on the 4th of August, I didn’t bother checking the rank for this blog as I felt it’ll certainly be on zero rank, since it’s still new. Checking on prchecker.info yesterday, I was surprised to see a rank of one (1). I can’t give a clear reason why Google would decide to assign rank to a blog this new, and also considering the changes it has been going through. I didn’t redirect the old domain to the new one, so it’s not a case of 301-redirect alerting the search engines that this blog have been up to three months old. Here are a few things that could have made this possible.
I wouldn’t say I do a lot of commenting as I used to while on the old domain. In fact my commenting activity has slowed down since I got this new domain. I’ve been spending more time on my older blog which pays the bills, and commenting is not part of my promotion strategy for the blog. But I still make out time to comment on other blogs in my niche for blogerian.com.
Comments from other bloggers
I’ve read from several sources that blog posts with a good number of comments have a higher tendency to rank well on search engines than a blog that hardly get comments. I’ve also noticed this on my other blog, which proves the statement right (for my money). Have you noticed similar results? This might also have contributed in my ranking.
Write unique contents
I think this factor played the most part in getting my blog a page rank in less than 45days. The importance of quality, unique contents on your blog cannot be overemphasized. Even if you run a news/announcement based blog, you should rewrite your content for your blog.
So far these are the major of my activity towards promoting this blog. I don’t really invest much time to promote it. I just write and network with other bloggers. My main niche blog takes most of my time, partly because I think of it like; if I get results from there, I’ll have something to share with you here. However, I intend to introduce some more promotion strategies and do better at the ones I used to. Hope to see some better results.
What blogging activities help your blog rank better?