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Why is my pagerank so low (7 posts)

  1. Adam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello,

    I have a bit of a problem with my site its been running for over 12 months now and just has over 43 backlinks.

    I have been working on it heavily over the past few months so any keywords and meta tags have been added recently. Also most the backlinks are pretty new also.

    The problem I have is my page rank is 0!! I don't appear on any search for IT support not even on page 12!!

    I'm improving content and building links as I type but I just wondered am I doing something really stupid that I have missed or is the reason just lack of quality content and backlinks?

    The site is http://lakewooditsupport.co.uk/

  2. You picked a hell of a keyword to look by, man :)

    You're 4th for "Lakewood IT Support" http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=kaewood+IT+support

    But I don't think you'll break into top 12 pages for just 'IT Support' in a year with 43 backlinks. Sorry, that's just unrealistic. Too huge, broad, popular a topic.

  3. Adam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply, that is a little reassuring at least I know I cant do something about it then.

    I'm currently building links and advertising all over the place including Google adwords.

    I think I actually get first place in the UK search, we are predominately a UK business.

    What can I do to increase my page rank? shall I keep link building or is there other more important factors?

  4. Page Rank is somewhat a popularity contest. The best thing to do is make a good site, and get people's attention. Advertise in the right places, with the right people (right is very subjective, I know, but there isn't a ONE answer fits all). Network with people in your area, other UK IT support sites.

    You can't just make a website, crank the SEO, and assume people will come. As with any business, you have to get out there, get your brand known, and do it in a way that doesn't annoy your target audience and look like spamming.

  5. Adam
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had a look at WordPress SEO information and checked my sites code using W3 validator and it found quite a few errors http://validator.w3.org/unicorn/check?ucn_uri=lakewooditsupport.co.uk%2F&ucn_task=conformance#

    Should be something to worry about??

  6. Somewhat. Not really in regard to SEO, but tables should be avoided EXCEPT for data that needs to be tabulated in ... tables.

  7. Page rank itself is also one teeny tiny factor in maybe 200+ other ones that google uses. So, don't sweat it too much.

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