Does Google Pagerank Convert Money?

November 3, 2009 | By | 11 Replies More

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The day before Halloween, Google caught webmasters by surprise by secretly updating Pagerank. Google Pagerank is probably the metric most webmasters go crazy for and mostly advertisers run after to plot their link building strategies.

The importance of this metric has been a long hot debate in the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) industry. I may run out of space on this blog if I would tackle how this metric has changed the web in countless facets.

Start up businesses especially those focusing to get into the SERP (Search Engine Results Page) are gunning after blogs in particular for their link building strategies. In fact, some venture into paid links in exchange of a link or two with their desired anchor text in return for some meager amount.

Google dollarsBlog advertising marketplaces have avenues for advertisers wishing to get the buzz for their product and/or links to their site. This practice has been long controversial because as some say, it makes Google mad thus penalize the sites engaged in this activity. Again, this topic may hold perhaps an entire blog to scrutinize the facts.

Google had recently removed the Pagerank metric in the Webmaster Tools because they don’t want webmasters thinking and focusing about Pagerank which they find silly so omitting such details may sway its implication of having importance.

Lots of reactions came out after such move but for me, search engine rankings and getting found in the SERPs is what matters to me. But the question is, does your Pagerank convert money? How does your website or blog’s pagerank help you generate online income?

If website traffic monetization is possible through Google Adsense, what role do you think does Pagerank play in terms of monetization with the exemption of paid links?

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  1. Sire says:

    I reckon the only way that PR will make you any money is if you are doing paid posts where you get bigger offers the higher your rank is, or if an Advertiser approaches you for ad space.

    Some also use to to show off to others how ‘important’ their site is. Personally I prefer good SERPs to PR any day.
    .-= Sire´s last blog ..Shocking October Stats Not So Shocking =-.

  2. Mathdelane says:

    Some blog advertising networks really run after Pagerank for paid posts but does it have any other value aside from that? It’s true that some webmasters flaunt PR but still presence in the SERPs (at least in the top ten of Google) is something anybody would like to achieve because it’s genuine traffic less the promotion.

  3. online file storage says:

    Some people think higher PR means more authority and so all of the subpages will perform better in the SERPS. Who really knows though… this whole pagerank thing is a mess. I have a site with a couple hundred links thats a PR2, and another site that has 3,000 inlinks and it doesn’t even have pagerank, yet it still ranks #3 on its targeted term. I would just like to see some consistency!

  4. Visual guard says:

    PageRank is a link analysis algorithm, named after Larry Page, used by the Google Internet search engine that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents, such as the World Wide Web, with the purpose of measuring its relative importance within the set.

  5. Point of sale says:

    A search engine results page (SERP), is the listing of web pages returned by a search engine in response to a keyword query. The results normally include a list of web pages with titles, a link to the page, and a short description showing where the keywords have matched content within the page. A SERP may refer to a single page of links returned, or to the set of all links returned for a search query.

  6. Mathdelane says:

    @Point of sale, @Visual guard
    We all know this, right? You guys should also know that there’s a Comment Policy in place.

  7. Personally, I’d prefer to be at the top of the serps first. When I’m there, let’s see about PR.

    With regard to advertisers preferring to place their ads on high PR sites only, I think they need only to be re-educated on the real thing that matters – traffic. One site on top of the serps means more exposure than another high PR site which is nowhere in the serps. On the real physical world, they would put their billboards on places where a lot of people could see it, not on a hilltop facing a first class millionaire’s village where only a few residents could see. Just my 2 cents. 🙂
    .-= James Moralde´s last blog ..Wow 2012! =-.

  8. Mathdelane says:

    Hi James,

    I do agree with you. SERP presence are way better than PR. There are cases wherein websites that doesn’t have pagerank still outrank high PR sites in the searches. There are a lot of factors involved though, it could be link placements, proper targeting of keywords, backlinks, etc., however based on my observations, Pagerank sometimes help in ranking high on search results for targeting specific keywords.

    Sometimes we think it’s useless but we may also have to think otherwise because if Google wasn’t thinking when they invented such metric, it could have diminished its value long ago but the mystery of this algorithm remains unknown.

    At times, I think it’s relevant sometimes not but with Google bashing the PR data on the Webmaster tools lately, they wanted webmasters to concentrate on other things than thinking of getting a high PR and spamming the web with useless links instead of writing quality content.

  9. Jack says:

    Sorry bout that, I just read over the comment policy and now ill behave better 🙂

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